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Recent Research of Microsoft by Scientist Xuedong Huang

We are honored to invite Scientist Xuedong Huang to come to Shanghai Jiaotong University and give a report about recent achievement of Microsoft Research.
Xuedong Huang (黄学东) is a Chinese-American computer scientist and the key person behind Microsoft’s spoken language processing technologies. He is a Distinguished Engineer and company’s Chief Scientist of Speech R&D. Wired (magazine) named him one of 25 Geniuses in Next List 2016.

He joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1989 and worked with Raj Reddy and Kai-Fu Lee on speech recognition. At CMU, Huang directed Sphinx-II speech system research and had the best overall performance in every category of DARPA's 1992 benchmarking. He received the Allen Newell research excellence medal for his leadership in speech recognition in 1992, and IEEE Speech Processing Best Paper Award in 1993. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2000. Huang has co-authored over 100 papers and two books: Hidden Markov Models for Speech Recognition, (1987) and Spoken Language Processing, Prentice Hall](2000). In 2014 he coauthored a historical speech recognition review with Raj Reddy and James K. Baker for Communications of the ACM that reflected several generations of speech research. Huang is the Honorary Dean and Professor of School of Software Engineering at his alma mater Hunan University. In 2017 he became a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Huang has spent his career helping to advance spoken language and web search technologies in a variety of capacities. He is best known for founding and leading Microsoft's speech recognition initiatives. He is also known for his pioneering work on Microsoft's multimodal interactive MiPad prototype as Bill Gates demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in his keynote speech in 2001. Huang was instrumental in introducing Microsoft's Speech Application Programming Interface (SAPI) and speech recognition/TTS technologies to the public. From 2000 to 2004, Huang served as the general manager of Microsoft's Speech Platforms Group and shipped Microsoft Speech Server and other voice technologies used in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Windows Mobile and Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft Response Point received 2009's Technology of the Year Awards as the best VOIP phone system from the InfoWorld Magazine.From 2009 to 2014, he served as the Architect for Bing and worked on massive scale machine learning on intent understanding, mobile, and ranking that enabled Bing's significantly improved search quality. He is currently leading the company's advanced technology group. His team helped to ship Microsoft Cognitive Services and Cognitive Toolkit CNTK. The Speech and Dialog research group continues to advance core speech technologies used in Microsoft's products such as Microsoft Cortana and Skype Translator.

Scientist Xuedong Huang is giving the report
Scientist Xuedong Huang accepted the gift from prof. Kai Yu
Prof. Kai Yu is trying the Microsoft Translation