Dr. Xiaowei Shen, Director of IBM Research – China visits SSM

On the morning of August 28, 2015, Dr. Xiaowei Shen, Director of IBM Research – China visited School of Software and Microelectronics of Peking University (SSM, PKU). Academician Yang Fuqing, Dean of the Faculty of Information and Engineering Sciences of PKU and Council Chairperson of SSM attended the meeting and held friendly exchanges with Dr. Shen. Zhang Xing, Dean of SSM, Wu Zhonghai, Vice Dean of SSM and Li Ying, Assistant to the Dean also attended the meeting.

Since its establishment, SSM has carried out comprehensive cooperation with IBM. Looking back at the cooperation between the two sides during these years, Academician Yang emphasized that “The cooperation between our two sides embodies the change from the combination of production, education and scientific research to the integration of them. SSM has always required itself to grope for rules, which is fully reflected in the cooperation with IBM.” Dr. Shen agreed with that point and noted that the close relationship between IBM and SSM not only reflected in the graduates’ employment, but also in the mutual exchanges of faculty in scientific research. Each year, a large number of SSM graduates will choose IBM, and many experienced talents from IBM will be recruited by SSM, which is a win-win situation to be cherished.

Then, on behalf of SSM, Academician Yang issued the Letter of Appointment to Dr. Shen, appointing him as a visiting professor at the Department of Service Science and Engineering of SSM.

After the meeting, Dr. Shen delivered a wonderful lecture titled “Big Data and Cognitive Computing” to the students.