The Good Search Recruits Google China Head of Engineering
The Good Search has successfully recruited Boon-Lock Yeo to the position of Google China Head of Engineering (Director of Engineering) in Shanghai. Prior to his role as heading Engineering for Google China, Mr. Yeo worked as General Manager of Intel Asia-Pacific R&D Ltd for four years, leading R&D efforts for Intel and Intel software in China.
At Intel, he oversaw the expansion of Intel R&D personnel in Shanghai from 200 to more than 1000 employees in 3 years. He received two Intel Achievement Awards – the highest Intel award recognizing outstanding accomplishments with significant business impacts – in 2006 and 2007 respectively for innovative products, and strategic enabling of system software that helped create China’s BIOS industry. Prior to the Intel China assignment, Mr. Yeo was an entrepreneur and had founded a data storage technology startup. He has previously held R&D positions specializing in signal / video processing, data compression and multimedia search/indexing technologies at Intel Micro-computer Research Labs, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and AT&T Bell Labs.
Mr. Yeo received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and BSEE from Purdue University. He was internationally recognized for his work on image/video processing, data storage and compression. He received an IEEE Transactions Best Paper Award in 1996, has published over 40 technical papers and holds 33 US patents. He had also contributed to fundamental technologies in wavelet-based lossless compression which were part of the JPEG2000 standards. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions for Image Processing and had chaired the Storage and Retrieval of Media Databases conference. He recently co-authored a chapter on open source opportunities in China in the book “Open Sources 2.0” (published by O’Reilly).
UPDATE: Boon-Lock returned to Silicon Valley in 2014 after 11 years in Shanghai. He currently leads Engineering and Product at Alphabet Access as Senior Director.
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