Dr. Furu Wei is a Partner Research Manager (全球研究合伙人) at Microsoft Research Asia, where he leads and oversees research on Foundation Models (across tasks, languages and modalities), NLP, MT, Speech and Multimodal AI. More recently, he has also been driving the mission-focused research on General AI, focusing on fundamental research of the Foundation of A(G)I. Furu received his B.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Wuhan University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He was a Staff Researcher at IBM Research - China (IBM CRL) from Jul. 2009 to Nov. 2010, and a Research Assistant at Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from Jan. 2007 to Jun. 2009.
Furu published over 200 research papers in prestigious conferences and journals in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, including ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, COLING, Computational Linguistics, ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, SIGIR, KDD, AAAI, IJCAI, etc. According to Google Scholar, his H-index is 80 with more than 30,000 citations (as of September 2023). As a co-author, Furu received the Best Paper Runners Up award at AAAI 2021, and the Best Student Paper award at KDD 2018. Furu served as a Senior Area Chair in ACL 2021, an Area Chair in EMNLP 2015, NAACL-HIT 2016, EMNLP 2019, and NeurIPS 2021. He has more than 20 patents filed or granted. The research from Furu and his team has been widely integrated in Microsoft products, including Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Microsoft Designer), Bing, Microsoft Ads, Azure (Cognitive Services), Dynamics, Windows, LinkedIn, etc.
Recently, Furu has been driving the agenda of the mission-focused research on advancing A(G)I for humanity, focusing on fundamental research of the Foundation of A(G)I. We are also committed to building the new foundation of A(G)I.
Furu Wei was named to the first (2017) MIT Technology Review’s annual list of Innovators Under 35 China (MIT TR35 China) for contributions to natural language processing.
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