Fireside Chat with Dr. Harry Shum, Microsoft
26 Sep, 2017 (Tue)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Endowed Professor Gallery, Hung Hing Ying Building, The University of Hong Kong

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Dr. Harry Shum
Executive Vice President
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research Group,


Fireside Chat between Dr. Harry Shum and HKU Engineering Students on Artificial Intelligence


About the Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Harry Shum is executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research group. He is responsible for driving the company’s overall AI strategy and forward-looking research and development efforts spanning infrastructure, services, apps and agents. He oversees AI-focused product groups including Bing and Cortana. He also leads Microsoft Research, one of the world’s premier computer science research organizations, and its integration with the engineering teams across the company. Dr. Shum joined Microsoft Research in 1996 as a researcher based in Redmond, Washington. In 1998 he moved to Beijing as one of the founding members of Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia). There he began a nine-year tenure as a researcher, subsequently moving on to become research manager, assistant managing director and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia and a Distinguished Engineer. Dr. Shum is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow for his contributions to computer vision and computer graphics. He received his MPhil from the EEE Dept of HKU, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering of the United States, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong.

About the Host:
Victor O.K. Li received SB, SM, EE and ScD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is the Director of the HKU-Cambridge Clean Energy and Environment Research Platform, an interdisciplinary research collaboration with Cambridge. He was the Assoc. Dean (Research) of Engineering and Managing Director of Versitech Ltd. He serves on the board of Sunevision Holdings Ltd. and co-founded Accosys Ltd., an artificial intelligence (AI) company with his PhD student. Previously, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California, USA, and Director of the USC Communication Sciences Institute. His research interests include big data, AI, optimization techniques, and interdisciplinary clean energy and environment studies. He has just been awarded a 50M RGC Theme-based Research Project to develop deep learning techniques for personalized and smart air pollution monitoring and health management in HK. Sought by government, industry, and academic organizations, he has lectured and consulted extensively internationally. He has received numerous awards, including the PRC Ministry of Education Changjiang Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Visiting Fellowship in Communications, the Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, and the Order of the Bronze Bauhinia Star, Government of the HKSAR. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, the IEEE, the IAE, and the HKIE.



Prof. Victor OK Li
Chair of Information Engineering
Cheng Yu-Tung Professor in Sustainable Development
Head, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
The University of Hong Kong

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Room 601, Chow Yei Ching Building,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2859 7093