Follow us:

Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

October 31, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Microsoft names new China research boss

Filling a position created by Harry Shum’s promotion to VP and chief search and ads scientist, Microsoft named Hsiao-Wuen Hon to be managing director of its Beijing lab, Microsoft Research Asia.

Hon, a speech technology expert, joined Microsoft Research in Redmond in 1995 after working as an architect and manager on Microsoft product teams. Before that he worked at Apple, developing its Chinese dictation kit.

In 2004 he moved to China to become deputy managing director of MSR Asia, where he oversaw search, speech, natural language and Internet media research. He also managed a joint seach lab with the Live team.

The 9-year-old Beijing lab now has 300-plus researchers.

Comments | Topics: Asia, Microsoft

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►