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.

 

October 2007
Former deputy managing director of Microsoft Research Asia Hsiao-Wuen Hon was named Microsoft Research Asia's fourth managing director, wholly in charge of the institute's various research projects and product development. Dr. Baining Guo and Dr. Jian Wang were named assistant managing directors.     Details.
 
October 2007
The ninth "Computing in the 21st Century" Conference, with the theme "Weaving the Future through the Web" was held in Nanjing and Seoul, Korea.     
 
July 2007
Microsoft announced the creation of the Internet Services Research Center (ISRC), an applied research organization dedicated to accelerating innovations in search and ad technologies and delivering them more rapidly to advertisers and customers. Dr. Harry Shum was appointed to lead the ISRC.     Details.
 
June 2007
For the third time, a group of ten Microsoft Research Asia interns was invited to Redmond to attend a BBQ party hosted by Bill Gates.
 
May 2007
Harry Shum, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, was appointed as Microsoft Corporate Vice-President.    
 
April 2007
Bill Gates made his 10th visit to China. Under the coordination of Microsoft Research Asia and Tsinghua University, Bill received an honorary doctorial degree from Tsinghua, attended a roundtable with distinguished professors of Tsinghua, and delivered a speech to over 200 students.    
 
March 2007
TechFest 2007 was held on March in Redmond, Washington, to showcase new and innovative technologies from Microsoft Research labs around the world.     Details.
 
January 2007
Dr. Harry Shum, managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, was named a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for his contributions to computer vision and computer graphics.


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