Harry Shum

Heung-Yeung "Harry" Shum (Chinese: 沈向洋; born in October 1966) is a computer scientist of Chinese origin. He is the Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Research at Microsoft.[2] He is known for his research on computer vision and computer graphics,[3] and for the development [4] of the search engine Bing.

Harry Shum
Harry Shum
Heung-Yeung Shum

October 1966[1]
ResidenceBellevue, Washington
Alma materSoutheast University, Hong Kong University, Carnegie Mellon University
OccupationExecutive Vice President, Technology & Research
AwardsIEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, FREng

Early life and education

Shum grew up in Nanjing, China. He got his bachelor's degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, and a master's degree from Hong Kong University.[5][6] He studied at Carnegie Mellon University[6] and earned a Ph.D. in robotics from its School of Computer Science in 1996.


In 1996, Shum joined Microsoft Research in Redmond. He then moved to Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia) when it was founded in 1998. In 2004, he became the Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia. In 2006, he was promoted to Distinguished Engineer of Microsoft Corporation. In 2007, he became Corporate Vice President of Bing Product Development at Microsoft. In 2013, he took on the responsibilities as Microsoft's Executive Vice President, Technology & Research including oversight of Microsoft Research.[7]. Since 2016, he has been Microsoft's Executive Vice President for the AI & Research Group, leading the overall strategy and R&D efforts in AI while continuing oversight of Microsoft Research.[8]

Research and awards

Shum has published over 200 papers at international conferences and journals. Most of them are focused on computer graphics and computer vision. He is a pioneer and proponent of research on interactive computer vision.[9] He has published many important interactive computer vision papers on ACM SIGGRAPH. He was also active in Image-based modeling and rendering,[10] which is an important field in realistic computer graphics.[11] In recent years, since he worked on Bing he has been active in web search and data mining research.

Shum was named IEEE Fellow by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2006.[12] In 2007, he was recognized as ACM Fellow by Association for Computing Machinery.[13]

In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the United States, for contributions to computer vision and computer graphics, and for leadership in industrial research and product development.[14]

In 2018 he was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK.[15]

See also


  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Dan (November 26, 2006). "As CMU Internet experts discover, China's growing prosperity abets more freedoms, but there are limits". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harry Shum, a 39-year-old CMU grad who runs Microsoft's Chinese research lab in Beijing.
  2. ^ "Harry Shum". Microsoft Corporation.
  3. ^ "Harry Shum". Microsoft Research. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Bing's Harry Shum Bags The 2014 Outstanding Technical Leadership Award". microsoft-news.com.
  5. ^ "Harry Shum". Microsoft Research Asia.
  6. ^ a b Heim, Kristi (April 27, 2011). "Harry Shums of the world find many ways to succeed". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Shum, 44, grew up in Shanghai and came to the U.S. in 1991 to study robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
  7. ^ "Steve Ballmer email on new roles for Eric Rudder and Harry Shum". Microsoft. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  8. ^ "Microsoft expands artificial intelligence (AI) efforts with creation of new Microsoft AI and Research Group". Microsoft. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  9. ^ Shum, Harry (October 2006). "Human Intention Modeling and Interactive Computer Vision". 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IEEE. doi:10.1109/iros.2006.282193.
  10. ^ "Image-Based Rendering". Amazon.com.
  11. ^ "Visual Computing -- Convergence of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision". Schloss Dagstuhl. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  12. ^ "IEEE - Fellows - S". IEEE.org. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  13. ^ "ACM: Fellows Award / Harry Shum". ACM.org. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  14. ^ "National Academy of Engineering Elects 84 Members and 22 Foreign Members". NAE Website.
  15. ^ "50 engineering leaders become Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering". Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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3 Minutes

3 Minutes is an action-oriented short film that was released on January 10, 2011. Production on the film commenced in 2010, with director Ross Ching at the helm, alongside producers Don Le and George Wang. The film stars Harry Shum, Jr., Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Katrina Law, and Thaine Allison Jr. The special effects work was provided by David Adametz and the score composed by Paul Dateh.

Audition (Glee)

"Audition" is the second season premiere and twenty-third episode overall of the American television series Glee. The episode was written by Ian Brennan, directed by Brad Falchuk, and premiered on the Fox network on September 21, 2010. In "Audition", the glee club members attempt to attract new recruits, including foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon (Charice) and transfer student Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet). A new football coach, Shannon Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones), arrives at McKinley High, and school blogger Jacob Ben Israel (Josh Sussman) provides updates on the glee club's summer break.

The episode features eight musical and dance performances, five of which were released as singles, available for download. Musical performances attracted mixed reviews from critics. Lea Michele's rendition of "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line was described by Robert Bianco of USA Today as putting "every amateur musical performance on every TV talent show this year to shame", though both Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times and Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club found it incongruous in context. Charice's performances were well received by American and Filipino critics, and Alicia Keys expressed approval of the Glee cast cover of "Empire State of Mind."

"Audition" was watched by 12.45 million American viewers, and attained Glee's series high Nielsen rating in the 18–34 demographic. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, and Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack and the New York Post's Jarett Wieselman both stated that it had assuaged their fears of the show declining in quality in its second season. Brett Berk of Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone's Erica Futterman both felt the show had returned to form following an increasingly disappointing first season. Several critics highlighted racial issues with the episode: Fred Topel of Hollywood News described a scene involving Sunshine as "downright racist", and Brittany Drye of The Stir also questioned the pairing of Asian characters Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.) and Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz).

Don Le

Don Pham Le (born September 20, 1983) is an American filmmaker of Vietnamese descent, who started out dabbling in acting. He also had a minor role as one of Hilary Swank's students in the 2007 Paramount Pictures film, Freedom Writers.

He is also a notable photographer, whose work has been featured on Wired.com and CNN's The Screening Room, amongst other sites and publications. A collection of his work can be seen at his photo site, Don Le Studio, wedding studio Bliss Imagery, and his production company, Fusion3Media.

Fake Off

Fake Off is an American reality competition television series. The show features groups of performers who recreate and reimagine moments from pop culture (e.g. movies, events, television series) in spectacular 90-second routines. The teams use a diverse range of stage disciples including black light theatre, projection mapping, puppetry, and dance. The term "Faking" is used to describe the act of recreating an iconic moment. It debuted on TruTV on October 27, 2014, and is produced by Shine America. TruTV renewed the show for a second season, and later renewed the show for two additional seasons.

Glee (season 4)

The fourth season of the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee was commissioned on April 9, 2012. It premiered on September 13, 2012 and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision with executive producers Dante Di Loreto and series co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.The series features the New Directions glee club at the fictional William McKinley High School in the town of Lima, Ohio. The fourth season continues in Lima with a new generation of students but will also follow some of the McKinley graduates from the third season, notably to the fictional New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA) in New York City. The season follows the club competing on the show choir circuit, while its members, faculty and alumni deal with sex, bulimia, gender identity, child molestation, dyslexia, school violence, pregnancy scares and other social issues. As of the season premiere, fourteen main cast members retained that status from the third season: glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), glee club members Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale), Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss), Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz), and Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris), and graduates Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.), Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) and Noah "Puck" Puckerman (Mark Salling). Previously recurring character Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet), a glee club member, was promoted to the main cast in the fourth season.

Dianna Agron, who played Quinn Fabray, appeared less frequently in the season than in previous ones, as did some of the other graduates, including Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Mike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.), and Noah Puckerman (Mark Salling), despite still being credited as main cast members for this season. Agron and Jayma Mays, who continued to appear as guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, were credited as guest stars this season rather than as series regulars.

This season marked the final appearance of Cory Monteith on the show before his death on July 13, 2013. The season was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards including one for Lynch's performance as Sue Sylvester and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Glee Live! In Concert!

Glee Live! In Concert! is a concert tour performed in character by members of the cast of the popular television series Glee (2009–2015). The tour, created by series creator Ryan Murphy was designed due to the overwhelming response to the series. The show reached North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Murphy states the series' soundtrack and concerts were an additional revenue stream for the series. The tour received great responses from both music critics and fans of the series. The first North American leg of the tour in 2010 was seen by over 70,000 spectators, generating over five million dollars in ticket sales and ranking ninth on the Billboard Hot Tours list. The 2011 tour was seen by an audience of over 485,000 and placed sixteenth on Billboard's annual Top 25 Tours list, earning over $40 million from 40 shows.

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-born American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer of Chinese descent, best known for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015) and as Magnus Bane on the Freeform television series Shadowhunters (2016–2019). He was nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in Glee, winning once and he won the award for The Male TV Star of 2018 in the E! People's Choice Awards for Shadowhunters.

He has appeared in the films Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Step Up 3D (2010), White Frog (2012), Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), the Hulu web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (2010–2011) and the YouTube Red series Single by 30 (2016).

Matthew Daddario

Matthew Quincy Daddario (born October 1, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Alec Lightwood on the Freeform television series Shadowhunters (2016–2019). He is the brother of actress Alexandra Daddario.

Mike Chang

Michael Robert Chang, Jr. is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actor and dancer Harry Shum, Jr., and has appeared on Glee since the fourth episode in the first season, "Preggers", first broadcast on September 23, 2009. Glee follows the trials of the New Directions glee club at the fictional William McKinley High School in the town of Lima, Ohio, of which Mike is a member. He is introduced as a football player who joins the club together with a few of his teammates, and quickly shows himself to be an excellent dancer.

Our Family Wedding

Our Family Wedding is a 2010 American romantic comedy film starring Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Diana-Maria Riva, Lance Gross, Charlie Murphy and Regina King. It received its wide release on March 12, 2010.

Revenge of the Green Dragons

Revenge of the Green Dragons is a 2014 crime drama film directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, written by Michael Di Jiacomo and Andrew Loo, with Martin Scorsese as an executive producer. The film stars Ray Liotta, Justin Chon, Shuya Chang, Harry Shum, Jr., Kevin Wu, and Billy Magnussen. The film is based on Frederic Dannen’s New Yorker article that chronicled the true story of Chinese-American gang life in 1980s and 1990s New York City.


Shadowhunters, also known as Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Ed Decter, based on the popular book series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare. It premiered in North America on Freeform on January 12, 2016. Primarily filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the series follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), who finds out on her eighteenth birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.

It is the second adaptation of the novel series, after the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which like the series was produced by Constantin Film. The debut season of Shadowhunters has received mixed responses from critics. The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for Freeform in more than two years. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning one GLAAD Award, four Teen Choice Awards and two People's Choice awards.

In March 2016, the series was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes, which premiered on January 2, 2017. In August 2016, showrunner Ed Decter exited the series over "creative differences". Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer were named as Decter's replacements. In April 2017, Freeform renewed the show for a third season of 20 episodes, which premiered on March 20, 2018. In June 2018, Freeform canceled the series after three seasons, but ordered two extra episodes to properly conclude the series' story; the second half of the third season premiered on February 25, 2019, with 12 episodes ordered. The two-part series finale aired on May 6, 2019.

Shelby Rabara

Shelby Ann Narito Rabara (born October 5, 1983) is a Filipino-American actress and dancer who has appeared in a number of films, television series and commercials as both an actress and a dancer. Rabara is known for providing the voice of Peridot on the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe.

Single by 30

Single by 30 is an original romantic comedy web television series created by Wong Fu Productions. The series was launched on YouTube Red August 24, 2016. The focal point of the show follows the intertwining stories of two young adults Peter (Harry Shum Jr.) and Joanna (Kina Grannis), who once made a promise to get married if they were still single by the age of 30. On April 10, 2017, actor Harry Shum Jr confirmed on his Twitter account that the series would not return for a second season.

The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers

The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, commonly called The LXD, was a 2010–2011 web series about two groups of rival dancers: The Alliance of the Dark who are the villains and The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, the heroes, who discover they have superpowers referred to as "the Ra" through their dance abilities. The entire story takes place over hundreds of years, beginning in the 1920s up to the year 3000.The series was created, directed and produced by Jon M. Chu, who says he was inspired to create the series by Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Smooth Criminal" music videos and by the dancers he met while filming the movie Step Up 2: The Streets. The series was choreographed by Christopher Scott and Harry Shum, Jr. with assistant choreography by Galen Hooks. Members had a wide variety of specialties including hip-hop, krumping, contemporary, tricking, popping, b-boying, jazz, tap, and ballet. All of the choreography and stunts were real; there were no special effects or wire work and the entire series was shot on location without the use of green screens.50% of the sales of the official LXD T-shirt went to support the work of the non-profit organization Invisible Children, Inc.. PUMA was the lead sponsor for The LXD. As of 2010, an official soundtrack was in production. The first LXD theatrical release was presented as a 3D short film, screening before the director's fan cut of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.

The Role You Were Born to Play

"The Role You Were Born to Play" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of the American musical television series Glee, and the seventy-first episode overall. It was written by Michael Hitchcock and directed by Brad Falchuk, and aired on Fox in the United States on November 8, 2012. The episode features the return of Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Mike (Harry Shum, Jr.), and the introduction of The Glee Project second-season winner Blake Jenner as McKinley student Ryder Lynn. This is the first episode of the show where lead star Lea Michele did not appear as Rachel Berry since her introduction in the show's pilot episode.

White Frog

White Frog is a 2012 American film written by Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen and directed by Quentin Lee. It is a drama-comedy, aimed at young adults, about 16-year-old Nick Young (Booboo Stewart), a neglected teen with autism spectrum disorder whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family. It is a story of the power of family, friendship, and love. Along with Stewart, the film also stars Harry Shum, Jr., B.D. Wong, Joan Chen, Gregg Sulkin, and Tyler Posey.

Its debut was at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival on March 8, 2012.


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