Zhang Hongjiang (simplified Chinese: 张宏江; traditional Chinese: 張宏江; pinyin: zhāng hóngjiāng; Dr. Zhang is the Managing Director of Microsoft Advanced Technology Center (ATC), a R&D center working on advanced technologies and software products and services. He is also the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Microsoft China Research and Development Group (CRD).


Dr. Hongjiang Zhang[1] 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 MSR Asia, 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, CA, 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, over the years, Dr Zhang has authored four books, over 350 scientific papers,[2] and holds 62 US patents. He has been elected Fellow of IEEE and ACM and won the “2008 Asian American Engineers of the Year” award. He is also the recipient of 2010 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards.

An experienced corporate R&D executive, Dr. Hong-Jiang Zhang is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Microsoft China Research and Development Group (CRD) and Managing Director of the Microsoft Advanced Technology Center (ATC).



Academic Activities

  • Editor, Proceedings of IEEE, 2004-
  • Editor in Chief of IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, 2004–2007
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 1999–2002
  • Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Multimedia, 1998–2002
  • Founding Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Application, 1995–1999
  • Editor, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 1997–2002
  • ACM SIGMM Executive Board, 2002–2004
  • Chair, ACM Multimedia Conference, Singapore, Oct, 2005
  • Co-Chair, IEEE Multimedia Conference and Expo, Toronto, July 2006

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