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Ming Zhou

Principal Researcher Microsoft Research Asia

Ming Zhou, Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Asia, director of Chinese Information Technology Committee of China Computer Federation, executive member of China Chinese Information Processing Society, PhD advisor of multiple universities including Harbin Institute of Technology, Tianjin University, Nankai University and Shandong University. He obtained his Bachler degree from Chongqing University in 1985 and his PhD. at Harbin Institute of Technology in 1991, both in CS. He was a post-doc at Tsinghua during 1991-1993 and then an associate professor until 1999. He led a team to develop Chinese-Japanese machine translation product in Kodensha Ltd. in Japan during 1996-1999. He is the inventor of the first Chinese-English machine translation system (CEMT-1), the famous Chinese-Japanese machine translation product (J-Beijing). He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 1999 and soon became the manager of its natural language group. His group has developed many famous NLP technologies including MS IME, MS Couplets, Engkoo/Bing Dictionary, Chinese-English machine translation for MS Translator and Skype Translator. In recent years, his group worked with related product groups and developed popular chatbots such as Xiaoice, Rinna and Tay with totally 40+ million users. He has published 100+ papers at important conferences and journals and has invented 38 international patents.

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