CSE Seminar – Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon (Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia), May 2nd

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[ CSE Seminar – {5/2(Mon)} NOTICE ] 

1. Speaker         : Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon (Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia)

2. Title              : “From Ubiquitous Computing to Ubiquitous Harmony”

3. Time             : 2011. 5. 2 (Mon) 16:10 ~ 17:25

4. Location        : LG Cooperative Electronics Engineering, room 101 (1층 강당)



What has enabled human civilization to develop over the years is the accumulation and dissemination of information and knowledge.  In ancient times, information was passed down from generation to generation in story form.  In the modern world with over 6 billion people, the flow of information and knowledge has become even more critical in maintaining and improving life and well-being throughout the world.  The creation of Internet provided first the ubiquitous inter-network for computers (Networked Computing), then a way to collect and share information across computers (Distributed Databases), then a rich and pervasive way of connecting people (Social Network), and eventually the connection of all physical objects in the world (Internet of Things).  In this talk, I will provide a glimpse of some technologies at MSR Asia that will continue toward this evolution of utilizing information and knowledge to enable the harmonious connection of people, society, and the environment.

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon is the Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, located in Beijing, China. Founded in 1998, Microsoft Research Asia has since become one of the best research centers in the world that MIT Technology Review called “the hottest computer science research lab in the world.” Dr. Hon oversees the lab’s research activities and collaborations with academia in Asia Pacific.
An IEEE fellow and a Distinguished Scientist of Microsoft, Dr. Hon is an internationally recognized expert in speech technology. He serves on the editorial board of the international journal of the Communication of the ACM. Dr. Hon has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and at conferences. He co-authored a book, Spoken Language Processing, which is a graduate-level textbook and reference book in the area of speech technology in many universities all over the world. Dr. Hon holds three dozens of patents in several technical areas.
Dr. Hon has been with Microsoft since 1995. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2004 as a Deputy Managing Director, responsible for research in Internet search, speech & natural language, system, wireless and networking. In addition, he founded and managed search technology center (STC) from 2005 to 2007, the Microsoft internet Search product (Bing) development in Asia Pacific.
Dr. Hon received Ph.D in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.