Group Manager, Social Computing Group, Microsoft Research
Lili Cheng is the Director of the Creative Systems team in Microsoft Research. Lili has been at Microsoft since 1995. Lili recently finished working on Windows Vista, where was the Director of User Experience for the Windows Division. Prior to working on Windows, Lili created the Social Computing Research team, where she researched and built projects studying identity, presence, and social networking. Her work on personal memory influenced ideas in Windows Vista, and other projects, such as the Wallop prototype, spun out of Microsoft just over a year ago as an independent startup.
Before coming to Microsoft, Lili worked at Apple Computer in the Human Interface research group and studied at NYU/Interactive Telecommunications Program. Lili also a registered architect and worked designing public spaces in both Tokyo and Los Angeles.