Li Deng

Li Deng

Li Deng received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US. He was a professor (1989-1999) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. In 1999, he joined Microsoft Research, where he currently leads R&D of application-focused deep learning as Partner Research Manager of its Deep Learning Technology Center. He is also an Affiliate Professor at University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association. He served as Editors-in-Chief for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2009-2014). His technical work has been focused on deep learning for speech, language, image, and multimodal processing, and for other areas of machine intelligence involving big data. He received numerous awards including the IEEE SPS Best Paper Awards, IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award, and APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leader Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Manager/Principal Researcher, Microsoft