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Lee-feng CHIEN

Role: 
Star Mentor
Company: 
Google Taiwan
Position: 
Managing Director

Dr. Chien, as General Manager in Google Taiwan, leads all the operation and development of Google Taiwan and Engineering Research & Development Center in Taiwan & HK, and helps oversee R&D program for the Greater China region in Beijing. Dr. Chien is also known internationally for his work on Chinese data processing, has researched Chinese parsing systems, language models, dictation machines, and search engineering technology for many years. 

Before joining Google, from 1993 Dr. Chien worked at the Academia Sinica Institute of Information Science, where he served as a researcher and director of the network information retrieval laboratory. He concurrently served as a contract professor in the Department of Data Management at National Taiwan University and a technical consultant to Microsoft Asia's research institute. 

Dr. Chien has published over 100 honorable papers in data search and Chinese data processing. Dr. Chien is also one of the founders of the Asia Information Search Conference. He was also one of the co-chairs of the 2005 International Conference on Human Language Technology.

Dr. Chien was born in Taiwan and received a Ph.D. in computer engineering from National Taiwan University in 1991. He received the K.T. Li Young Researcher Award from the Taiwan branch of ACM in 1997, underscoring his contribution to Chinese data search technology. He was awarded the ACM SIGIR Best Poster Presentation Award in Melbourne Australia during the next year