|Alma mater||Southeast University, Hong Kong University, Carnegie Mellon University|
|Occupation||Executive Vice President, AI & Research|
|Awards||IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, FREng|
Heung-Yeung "Harry" Shum (Chinese: 沈向洋; born in October 1966) is a computer scientist of Chinese origin. He is the Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Research at Microsoft. He is known for his research on computer vision and computer graphics, and for the development  of the search engine Bing.
Early life and education
Shum grew up in Nanjing, China. He got his bachelor's degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, and a master's degree from Hong Kong University. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University and earned a Ph.D. in robotics from its School of Computer Science in 1996.
In 1996, Shum joined Microsoft Research in Redmond. He 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.. Since 2016, he has been Microsoft's Executive Vice President for the AI & Research Group, leading the overall strategy and R&D efforts in AI while continuing oversight of Microsoft Research.
Research and awards
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.
In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the United States, for contributions to computer vision and computer graphics, and for leadership in industrial research and product development.
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Harry Shum, a 39-year-old CMU grad who runs Microsoft's Chinese research lab in Beijing.
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