Assistant Managing Director
Microsoft Research Asia
Dr. Feng Zhao is an Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia, where he oversees multiple research areas, including the hardware computing, software analytics, systems, and wireless and networking groups.
Prior to joining Microsoft Research Asia, Dr. Zhao was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond, where he founded and managed the Networked Embedded Computing Group. During this time, he led the group to develop the MSR sensor mote, Tiny Web Service, SenseWeb and SensorMap, Data Center Genome, JouleMeter, and GAMPS data compression. With the help of some of these technologies, Microsoft data centers are considered among the most densely instrumented and monitored cloud computing infrastructures in the world.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Zhao also serves as the founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, and has authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers and books, including a book published by Morgan Kaufmann — Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach. He was a Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science and received the NSF and ONR Young Investigator Awards. His work has been featured in news media such as BBC World News, BusinessWeek, and Technology Review.
Dr. Zhao received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT, and a BS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Before joining Microsoft, Dr. Zhao taught at Ohio State University and Stanford University, and was a Principal Scientist and Area Manager at Xerox PARC.