Wireless Sensor Networks: from Data Centers to the Swiss Alps

Monday, May 18, 2009 - 9:50am

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
3:30 – 4:30
Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Rm. 1132

HOST: Subhash Suri

Assistant Managing Director
Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China

Title: Wireless Sensor Networks: from Data Centers to the Swiss Alps


Dr.Feng Zhao is an Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research
Asia,where he oversees multiple research areas including the systems,
wireless & networking, hardware computing and media communications
groups. Prior to joining Microsoft Research Asia, Feng Zhao was a
Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond, where he founded and
managed the Networked Embedded Computing Group. During this time, he
led the group to develop the MSR sensor mote, Tiny Web Service, SenseWeb
and SensorMap, Data Center Genome, and JouleMeter. These technologies
have been used to monitor Microsoft data centers for greater energy
efficiency and service reliability. Feng Zhao also served as the
founding Editor-In-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks and has
authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers and books. He was a
Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science and received a number of
awards, and his work has been featured in news media such as BBC World
News, BusinessWeek, and Technology Review. Before joining Microsoft,
Dr. Zhao taught at Ohio State University as a tenured faculty and
Stanford University as a Consulting Faculty, and was a Principal
Scientist and Area Manager at Xerox PARC. Dr. Zhao received a PhD in
Computer Science from MIT.