Dr. Hongjiang Zhang

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Dr. Hongjiang Zhang is a Senior Advisor focused on Asia Buyout investment opportunities. He is based in Hong Kong.

Previously, Dr. Zhang has held positions including CEO of Kingsoft, Managing Director of Microsoft Advanced Technology Center (ATC), and Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s China Research and Development Group (CRD).

Dr. Zhang was a founding member, then the Assistant Managing Director, of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). MSRA was reported in 2004 as “The hottest Computer Lab” by MIT Technology Review. While with MSRA, he led efforts to research in Media Computing, Data Mining and Web Search, Natural Language Computing, and Distributed Systems. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Zhang was with Hewlett-Packard Labs at Palo Alto, California, where he was a research manager. He also worked at the Institute of Systems Science (today, renamed I2R), National University of Singapore.

A researcher in media computing, more specifically in video and image analysis, search and browsing, Dr. Zhang has authored four books, over 350 scientific papers, and holds 62 US patents. He has been elected Fellow of IEEE and Association for Computing Machinery and won the “2008 Asian American Engineers of the Year” award. He is also the recipient of 2010 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards.

Dr. Zhang earned his B.S. in Radio and Electronics from Zhengzhou University in Henan, China and his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Denmark.