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Industrial Track Speaker

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon

Title: Internet Innovation & Business Opportunities

Biographical Information:

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon is Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, located in Beijing, China. In this role, Dr. Hon oversees the lab's research activities and collaborations with universities in Asia Pacific.

An IEEE fellow, 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 in speech technology. Dr. Hon holds three dozens of patents in several technical areas.

Dr. Hon has been with Microsoft for 13 years. 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 managed MSN Search product development in China.

Prior to joining Microsoft Research Asia, Dr. Hon was architect with the Natural Interaction Service Division at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Wa. He was responsible for architectural and other technical aspects of the award-winning Microsoft Speech Server product. Dr. Hon joined Microsoft Research as a senior researcher in 1995. He previously worked at Apple Computer, where he led research and development for Apple's' Chinese Dictation Kit.

Dr. Hon received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and Ph.D in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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