From November 2011 to November 2016, Dr. Zhang was Executive Director and the chief executive officer (“CEO”) of Kingsoft. He was also a director and the CEO of Kingsoft Cloud, and a director of Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) a subsidiary of Kingsoft. Dr. ZHANG was also a director of Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) and a director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET). Before Kingsoft, he was the chief technology officer for Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group (ARD) and the managing director of the Microsoft Advanced Technology Center (ATC) and Microsoft Distinguished Scientist (DS). In his dual role, Dr. ZHANG led Microsoft’s research and development agenda in China, including strategy, planning, R&D and incubation for products, services and solutions. Dr. ZHANG was also a member of Executive Management Committee of Microsoft (China) Limited, a committee that defines and leads Microsoft’s strategy and business development in the Greater China region.
Dr. ZHANG was the deputy managing director and a founding member of Microsoft Research Asia. His outstanding leadership and achievement, illustrated by the high impact he made in academia and Microsoft’s products, was critical in establishing Microsoft Research Asia into a world class basic research center in computer science, and a technology powerhouse in Microsoft, and has made him one of the 10 Microsoft Distinguished Scientists.
As a Fellow of the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Association of Computing Machines (ACM), Dr. ZHANG is well known in the research community for his leadership in media computing and his pioneering work in video and image content analysis and search. He was the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, 2012 ACM SIGMM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, and the winner of 2008 "Asian-American Engineer of the Year" award. He holds close to 200 US and international patents, and has authored four books and over 400 scientific papers, many of which have become classic references in their respective research areas. He is one of the most sited researcher in computer science (H-Index=112).
Dr. ZHANG received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Zhengzhou University, China. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. ZHANG was a research manager at Hewlett-Packard Labs at Palo Alto, CA. He also worked at the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore.
张博士获丹麦科技大学（Technical University of Denmark）授予电子工程博士学位，获中国郑州大学授予理学学士学位。在加盟微软之前，彼在加州帕罗奥多市（Palo Alto）的惠普实验室担任研究经理。彼亦曾效力于新加坡国立大学系统研究所。