Dr. Furu Wei is a Senior Research Manager in Natural Language Computing group at Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. Before joining MSRA-NLC in Nov. 2010, he has been a staff researcher at IBM Research - China (IBM CRL) since Jul. 2009. Furu received his Ph.D in Jun. 2009 from Department of Computer Science of Wuhan University. Before that, he received a B.Sc degree from the same department in 2004. Furu's research interests include natural language processing, information retrieval and machine learning. He is now working on many NLP problems, models, algorithms and innovations.