Feng Zhao

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Haier

Founding Editor-In-Chief, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
Steering Committee Chair, ACM/IEEE IPSN; CPSWeek 2013
Technical Program Committee Co-Chair, Mobisys'13; ACM Sensys'05

I am Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Advanced R&D and Smart Home business at Haier, a world leader in consumer appliances and smart devices.

I was an Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia during 2009-2015, where I oversaw multiple research areas including hardware computing, mobile and sensing, software analytics, systems, and wireless and networking. My own research has focused on networked embedded systems such as sensor networks, energy and resource management of distributed systems as in data centers and cloud computing, and mobile devices and mobility. I have also done work on parallel computing, fast N-body algorithms, machine recognition and diagnostics.

Prior to Microsoft Research Asia, I was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond, where I founded and managed the Networked Embedded Computing Group. The group has developed the MSR sensor mote, tiny Web Service, SenseWeb and SensorMap, Data Center Genome, JouleMeter, and GAMPS data compression.  With the help of some of these technologies, today the Microsoft data centers are among the most densely instrumented and monitored cloud computing infrastructures in the world.

I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and taught at Stanford University and Ohio State University. I was a Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC and founded PARC's research effort in sensor networks and distributed diagnostics. I served as the founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, and have authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers and books, including a book published by Morgan Kaufmann - Wireless Sensor Networks: An information processing approach. An IEEE Fellow, I received a Sloan Research Fellowship and NSF and ONR Young Investigator Awards. My work has been featured in news media such as BBC World News, BusinessWeek, and Technology Review.

Full biographical sketch

News | Talks | Book | Publications


Recent Talks

Book: Feng Zhao and Leonidas Guibas, Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach. Morgan Kaufmann (ISBN 1-55860-914-8), 2004.

    The book is based on a class Leo and I have been teaching at Stanford.

Selected Recent Publications

(Full publication list)

Programming, Services, and Architectures

Optimization, Coordination, and Tools

Collaborative Processing, Reasoning, and Tracking

Routing and Information Discovery


Last Updated: 9/6/2015