Asia Milestones

 

Microsoft Research Asia established in November 1998, which was formally named as Microsoft Research China until November 2001. It is located in Beijing as the second largest basic research institution besides the one in U.S.

 

Through research and hunt for innovations, we are in hope to eventually enable future computers to be capable of watching, listening and learning and communicate with human in natural languages. Besides, we also expect to allow computers and Internet in China and entire Asia to be used so popular, convenient and easy as they are in other countries and regions. Currently Microsoft Research Asia owns over 300 excellent research staff.

 

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Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>January 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br> Dr. <span class=SpellE>Ya</span>-Qin Zhang, one of world-class experts in the field of multi-media, joined Microsoft Research China, holding positions of both assistant managing director and chief scientist. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=120 height=90 id="_x0000_i1032" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_counselor.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>January 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br>  Microsoft Experts and Advisors Committee was established. At present, advisors of the committee includes Pan <span class=SpellE>Yunhe</span>, principal of Zhejiang University, Chi <span class=SpellE>Huisheng</span>, principal of Peking University, Zhang Bo, professor of <span class=SpellE>Tsinghua</span> University, Victor <span class=SpellE>Zue</span>, professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Liu <span class=SpellE>Minglei</span>, honorable professor of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Zheng Nanning, deputy principal of Xi an <span class=SpellE>Jiaotong</span> University. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:4'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=120 height=90 id="_x0000_i1031" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_msaward.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>January 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br>  Microsoft Scholarship Program started up, aiming at leaving most excellent talents in the field of computer in china for the purpose of conducting research, meanwhile offering them all-around financial assistances. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:5;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:6'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=120 height=90 id="_x0000_i1030" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_endowment.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>March 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br> Microsoft Research China declared to donate authentic Microsoft software worth 15 million <span class=SpellE>yuan</span> to ten key universities such as <span class=SpellE>Tsinghua</span> University, Peking University and University of Science and Technology of China. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:7;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:8'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=120 height=90 id="_x0000_i1029" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_21conf.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>June 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br> Microsoft Research China held the academic symposium on  Computing in the 21st Century which drew 1500-odd Chinese scholars. At the same time, it invited many successful overseas scholars such as Turing Award recipients Dr. Butler Lampson and Prof. Ray Reddy, thus becoming the highest-level academic exchange activity in recent years in China. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:9;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:10'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=74 height=92 id="_x0000_i1028" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_harry.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>August 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br> </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Dr. Harry Shum, </span><span style='font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>lead researcher</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> of Microsoft Research China delivered a brilliant keynote speech about another important progress in the areas of computer vision and graphics, and this is also the only keynote speech made by a Chinese at a globally utmost graphics academic conference over the last decade.</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:11;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:12'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=120 height=90 id="_x0000_i1027" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_nsf.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>October 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br> Microsoft Research China and Information Science Department of National Natural Science Foundation of China signed a cooperative agreement. Both sides would conduct extensive cooperation in the field of basic research in the coming five years. The agreement indicates cooperation between Microsoft Research China and domestic academic circle was pushed to a new height. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:13;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:14'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=120 height=90 id="_x0000_i1026" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_recruit.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>October 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br> Microsoft Research China reported to Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft for the first time. <span class=SpellE>Kaifu</span> Lee introduced the 6  P strategies of the research institution to Mr. Gates. The 6  P strategies included people, programs, publications, patents, prototypes and product impact. Based on the successful report, Mr. Gates highly praised each progress made by the research institution. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:15;height:7.5pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:16;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-no-proof:yes'><img width=120 height=90 id="_x0000_i1025" src="images/1999/NEWS_1999_oneyear.jpg"></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>November 5, 1999</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'><br> Microsoft Research China celebrated its first anniversary in Beijing. In the short one year, it not only grew to be a research institution laying preliminary foundation, but also made fruitful achievements in terms of academic research. Researchers were grown from two at the beginning to 60 at present. They publicized 28 dissertations on internationally classic publications and were going to publish the first collection of dissertations of Microsoft Research China. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> </td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </div> </body> </html>

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