|Native name||Heung-Yeung Shum|
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Known for||Computer Science|
|Title||Executive Vice President, Technology & Research|
|Awards||IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow|
|Homepage on Microsoft website|
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Harry Shum (Heung-Yeung Shum) is Executive Vice President, Technology & Research at Microsoft. He received a Ph.D. in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and is known for his work on computer vision and computer graphics. He joined Microsoft Research in Redmond, and then moved to Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia) when it was founded in 1998. In 2004, he became the Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia. In 2006, he was promoted to Distinguished Engineer of Microsoft Corporation. In 2007, he became Corporate Vice President of Bing Product Development at Microsoft. In 2013, he took on the responsibilities as Microsoft's Executive Vice President, Technology & Research including oversight of Microsoft Research.
Shum has published over 200 papers at international conferences and journals. Most of them are focused on computer graphics and computer vision. He is a pioneer and proponent of research on interactive computer vision. He has published many important interactive computer vision papers on ACM SIGGRAPH. He was also active in Image-based modeling and rendering, which is an important field in realistic computer graphics. In recent years, since he worked on Bing he has been active in web search and data mining research.
Shum was named IEEE Fellow by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2006. In 2007, he was recognized as ACM Fellow by Association for Computing Machinery for his contributions to computer vision and computer graphics.
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- "Human Intention Modeling and Interactive Computer Vision". IEEE. doi:10.1109/IROS.2006.282193.
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- "ACM: Fellows Award / Harry Shum". ACM.org. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
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