CHIME Advisory Board

CHIME Advisory Board comprises senior leaders at Microsoft who are passionate about Chinese employee community and committed to the development and growth of CHIME. They will work with CHIME Board closely to lead our community to the next level, to help secure funding for CHIME events, and facilitate CHIME activities by engaging internal or external resources.

CHIME Advisory Board Members:

  • Harry Shum (沈向洋): Corporate Vice President, Search Product Development
  • David Ku (古卓伦): Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Advertising R&D
  • Ralph Haupter (贺乐赋): Corporate Vice President, Microsoft China CEO
  • Julia Liuson (潘正磊) : Corporate Vice President, Developer Division
  • Hsiao-Wuen Hon (洪小文): Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA)
  • Xuedong Huang (黄学东): Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect, Online Services Division
  • Enwei Xie (谢恩伟): General Manager, Management & Operations (M&O), Microsoft China
  • Sin Lew (刘世胜) : General Manager, CN-WSSG, Microsoft China
  • Yushi Shen (沈寓实) : Chair, Microsoft Asian Employee Resources Group (ERG)
Dr. Harry Shum (沈向洋)
Dr. Harry Shum

Dr. Harry Shum  (沈向洋), a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, has taken the role of leading the Core Search Development of Microsoft.

Dr. Shum is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow and an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Computer Vision, and is a Program Chair of the International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV) 2007. Dr. Shum has published more than 100 papers in computer vision, computer graphics, pattern recognition, statistical learning, and robotics. He holds more than 50 U.S. patents.

Dr. Shum joined Microsoft Research in 1996 where he worked in Redmond, WA as a researcher on computer vision and computer graphics. In 1999, Shum moved to Beijing to help start Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia). His tenure there began as a research manager and subsequently moved up to Assistant Managing Director, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia, Distinguished Engineer, and Corporate Vice President. In 2007, Shum became Microsoft Corporate Vice President, and was lauded for his leadership in technology and management.

Dr. Shum received a doctorate in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending quality time with his family.

Dr. David Ku (古卓伦)
Dr. David Ku

Dr. David Ku  (古卓伦), a Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Advertising R&D in the Online Services Division, is helping drive shared technology across the division to accelerate business and technology momentum for the organization.

Ku joined Microsoft in 2010. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was the senior vice president of Advertising Products at Yahoo!, responsible for all advertising products and technology across search and display, video and mobile advertising. Ku spearheaded the development of Yahoo’s display advertising platforms (APT and RMX), and their deployment within Yahoo! and adoption by the Newspaper Consortium. He was responsible for the sponsored search, marketplace, data systems, and applications efforts in the development of the new Yahoo! search advertising platform (Panama). The advertising group under Ku created new audience and contextual targeting products, as well as new customer ad experiences, formats, and solutions. He originally joined Yahoo! in 2002 and was in the core team driving the build-out and acquisition of Web search and advertising capabilities across Yahoo!, including Inktomi, Altavista, Overture and FAST. Furthermore, he has led the technology groups in consumer search experience, social media including Yahoo! Answers and Flickr, vertical and multimedia search platform and destinations, search metrics and analytics, and mobile search.

Prior to Yahoo! Ku worked in CAD/EDA and Venture firms in various technical and leadership roles. He received his masters and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a dual B.S. in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Utah. Ku holds patents in search, personalization, and advertising, has authored a book, and published in numerous journals and conference proceedings in electronic design and VLSI automation.
Outside of work, Ku enjoys spending time in coffee shops, going to the gym, traveling and reading, and spending time with his wife and two kids. He serves on the board and volunteers for non-profit high-tech and entrepreneur organizations.

Ralph Haupter (贺乐赋)
Ralph Haupter

Ralph Haupter (贺乐赋) currently serves as Microsoft Corporate VP, Chairman and CEO of GCR. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Microsoft GCR, and will fully optimize, integrate and capitalize on Microsoft’s business and investment in China to ensure a sustainable growth and success. Ralph Haupter directly reports to the President of Microsoft International Jean-Philippe Courtois.

Mr. Haupter is a 7 year veteran of Microsoft, having delivered excellent and sustainable results in growth and profitability and repeatedly proving his ability to build and grow high-performing, diverse organizations. Prior to this position, Ralph Haupter worked as VP of Microsoft Germany, where he own all Marketing Budgets in the German Subsidiary, and is responsible for marketing and positioning of all Microsoft commercial products, and lead the daily sub business alignment; before becoming the German AVP, he served as COO for Microsoft Germany. He previously served as head of the partner division for Europe, Middle East & Africa and General Manager of Microsoft’s Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners group for Western Europe.

Prior to Microsoft, Ralph Haupter worked for IBM both in Germany and internationally, where he passed executive Leadership training, and worked in a WW task force (9 people) for Mike Lawrie, at his point of time SVP WW Sales & Marketing IBM.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, he received the bachelor of engineering and MBA degree in 1992 and 1998 respectively. Ralph is married with two children, in his spare time he is fond of skiing, biking, golfing, and has been a semi professional musician for about 10 years.

Julia Liuson (潘正磊)
Julia Liuson

Julia Liuson (潘正磊) currently serves as a corporate vice president of the Developer Division, overseeing software development for Visual Studio and .Net framework, including .Net, all programming languages, user interface, team development/testing tools as well as platform adoption tools.

Liuson joined Microsoft in 1992, and has held a variety of technical and management positions while at Microsoft.  She was General Manager of Visual Studio Business Application where she is responsible for enabling developers to easily build business applications on Microsoft server and service platforms.

Liuson has also served as General Manager for Server and Tools business from MS Shanghai office in China for two years while running engineering teams on both sides of the Pacific.

Previously, Liuson has served as development manager, and later as Partner Product Unit Manager for Visual Basic.  She was also a core member of the leadership team that led the successful development and launch of Visual Studio Team System in 2005.  Liuson received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from University of Washington.

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon

Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon (洪小文) 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.

Dr. Xuedong Huang (黄学东)
Dr. Xuedong Huang

Dr. Xuedong Huang (黄学东), previously the  General Manager of the Microsoft Research Incubation group, is currently the Partner Architect at Online Services Division, in Redmond, WA.

He joined Microsoft Research as a Senior Researcher to lead the formation of Microsoft’s Speech Technology Group in 1993.  From 2000 to 2004, he served as General Manager of Microsoft’s Speech Platforms Group responsible for research, development, marketing, and business development of Microsoft speech technologies and products across multiple teams.  Currently, Dr. Huang is launching Microsoft’s latest product in the small business communications sector, Response Point, which he has led from its inception and throughout its road to market.

Dr. Huang graduated from the Hunan University and went on to Beijing’s Tsinghua University for his graduate study on Artificial Intelligence.  Following his graduate work in China, he finished his PhD on speech technology at the University of Edinburgh.  His PhD thesis won IEEE’s prestigious Paper Award.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he was on faculty at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Sciences and directed the effort in developing CMU’s Sphinx-II speech recognition system.   Dr. Huang led the Carnegie Mellon University team achieving not only the best system in 1992’s DARPA speech benchmarking, but also the most dramatic error reduction in the history of DARPA’s speech evaluations.  In recognition of this accomplishment, Dr. Huang and his team received the 1992 Alan Newell research excellence medal.  He has also been recognized multiple times as one of the top 10 leaders of the speech industry by SpeechTek.

Dr. Huang serves on the IT advisory board for the Governor of Hunan, China, as well as holding the title of Honorary Dean and Professor of the Institute of Software Engineering at Hunan University.  Dr. Huang is a Fellow of the IEEE.  He has published over 100 journal and conference papers and is a frequent keynote speaker at numerous industry conventions.  He has co-authored two books: Hidden Markov Models for Speech Recognition (Edinburgh University Press 1990) and Spoken Language Processing (Prentice Hall 2001).

Enwei Xie (谢恩伟)
Enwei Xie

Enwei Xie (谢恩伟) is the General Manager for GCR Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group in Beijing, the team is responsible for driving broad platform adoption and cultivating a vibrant ecosystem of customers, partners and developers loyal to, excited about, and satisfied with Microsoft. The Developer and Platform Evangelism team focuses primarily on early adoption of Microsoft’s emerging platform technologies, building momentum until adoption reaches critical mass. He also are committed long-term as a division to global engineering and multi-site development that enables engineering agility for product teams, opportunities for in-country/regional partnerships and increased penetration of Microsoft software and services, and the ability for Microsoft products to develop local opportunities.Before Joined DPE team, Enwei Xie was General Manager of Advanced Technology Center Shanghai China. As a pioneer in doing R&D in China, he has established the first development center for Microsoft in Shanghai.

Enwei Xie joined Microsoft in 1994 and had experienced different roles within Microsoft Corporation’s Server and Tools Business, including Test Lead, Test Manager, Director of Testing and Product Unit Manager. During his 17-year service at Microsoft,  Enwei Xie had successfully shipped many highly popular products, such as Visual Basic, Visual Studio .net, .net Framework, Office and Windows Storage Server and etc. Enwei Xie studied at Fudan University in Shanghai for two years before he transferred to Luther College of Iowa (USA), where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition, Enwei received Magna Cum Laude at his graduation to honor his academic and research achievement and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society as well as other honor society memberships related to his majors.

Sin Lew (刘世胜)
Sin Lew

Sin Lew (刘世胜) is currently the General Manager for the Windows, Design and Incubation group in Microsoft China. Before this, he was responsible for the Mobile Technology Center and Entertainment group, where he helped bring the first Windows Mobile consumer phone to China. Before he assumed this role, he was  the Group Program Manager in the Assistance Platform Group in Office. As the development manager and architect, he led the team to ship the first version of Assistance Platform released for Office, Windows Vista and Windows Server R2.

Prior to AP, Sin was the architect for the Biztalk group, where he worked on the future of orchestration and how it relates to Windows, now called the Windows Workflow Engine. Sin served as the Group Development Manager for the Web Services Integration team ( now Biztalk) also before taking on the role of architect. As the group development manager, he was responsible for the development of multiple products including : Host Integration Server, Several Adapters and Biztalk. Sin was instrumental in shipping 2 versions of Biztalk and 1 version of HIS.

Before Biztalk, Sin was the Group Development Manager and architect for Visual C++, where he was instrumental in shipping many versions of Visual C++, including Visual C++ 6.0, 5.0, 4.2, 4.1 and 4.0. Before this, Sin was the architect responsible for the Visual C++ Everywhere edition shipping the first PowerMac toolset for Windows. As a major achievement in Sin’s career at Microsoft, the current award winning Compiler Code Generator and Optimizer for the x86, AMD64, Itanium is based heavily on my work on the PowerMac compiler. A number of other achievements were the many awards that VC++ won in competition with many development tools, including Borland C++. I helped architect Edit & Continue, ATL, Attribute based programming for C++ and seamless SQL debugging from our tools.

Prior to Microsoft, Sin was an architect at Borland International, responsible for the compiler optimizer and code generation work for the award winning product: Borland C++. Sin also worked as an architect and Sr. Developer at Mips Computer Systems, Stardent Computers and Elxsi.

Sin has a Master’s in Computer Science with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. He obtained his Master’s from the University of Kentucky, Lexington and his Bachelors from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Yushi Shen (沈寓实)
Yushi Shen

Yushi Shen (沈寓实) is an outstanding scholar and social activist. He has over 10 years research, development and management experiences in IT industry, and leadership experiences in influential international organizations.

With five books and over twenty archived papers published, Dr. Shen is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of cloud computing, wireless communications and video coding. He has served as reviewers, associate editors, technical program committee chairs / members for numerous international conferences and core journals. He is the recipient of various awards and recognitions, such as the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Students Abroad (2006) and Who’s Who in America (2010).

Dr. Shen joined in Microsoft in year 2006, worked for the design and serviceability for general Windows Media (WM) techniques and WM platform.  He has contributed in the shipment of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and was the Co-Founder and Technical Lead for the Windows Media developer team in Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC), Hyderabad, India. During 2010 to 2012, Dr. Shen served as the Chair of Chinese Microsoft Employees (CHIME), and since late 2012, he stepped up as the Chair of entire Microsoft Asian Employee Resources Group (ERG), overseeing the 17 Asian ethnicity groups with more than 10,000 members.

Besides playing a core role in Microsoft Asian communities, Dr. Shen has also served as board directors, advisors or honorary members for various influential societies, such as Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC), Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle (TDA), China Tomorrow Education Foundation (CTEF), Seattle Chinese Garden (SCG), North America China Council (NACC), Washington Asian Healthcare Professional Association (WAHPA), Washington State China Chamber of Commerce (WASCCC), and Washington Sichuan Friendship Association (WSFA). By organizing series of successful high profile events, he has made significant contribution and profound impact on the development of culture, technology, commercial and trade, and political affairs between China and the United States.

Dr. Shen received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China, in 2001, Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, from the Univ. of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, in 2006, and MBA degree from Univ. of Washington (UW), Bothell, in 2012.