Dr. Zhang Dongmei
Distinguished Scientist, Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia
Dr. Dongmei Zhang is a Distinguished Scientist and Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia, leading research in the area of Data, Knowledge, and Intelligence with research directions in data intelligence, knowledge computing, information visualization, and software engineering.
Dr. Zhang joined Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) in 2004. Prior to joining MSRA, Dr. Zhang worked at Microsoft headquarters starting in 2001, playing a key role in developing the Microsoft PhotoStory product. In 2009 Dr. Zhang founded the Software Analytics group at MSRA, and led the team to conduct cutting-edge research and technology innovation in an interdisciplinary area that spans across big data, machine learning, systems, and software engineering. In recent years, Dr. Zhang’s groups have expanded their research into business intelligence. Their research and technologies have helped Microsoft Power BI to establish a technical leadership in Smart Data Discovery in the BI and data analytics market.
In recent years, Dr. Zhang has been continuously advocating Diversity and Inclusion internally and externally while conducting research. She is passionate about helping young females pursue their dreams in High Tech areas. This year, Dr. Zhang serves as Chair of Microsoft GCR D&I Council/Women Committee. She will work with the committee members to continue building a more inclusive working place internally. Meanwhile, they will expand the network to join forces with external partners to promote D&I and contribute to the building of an ecosystem of D&I culture.
Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. in Robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her M.E. and B.E. from Tsinghua University.