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Minerva Yeung *96

Minerva Yeung
Intel Corporation
Santa Clara (currently on assignment in Shanghai), CA, USA and China

Ph.D: Electrical Engineering, 1996

Thesis: Analysis, Modeling and Representation of Digital Video

Advisor: Bede Liu

Biography

Dr. Minerva Yeung

Minerva Yeung is currently the co-Director of Business and Media Products group (BMP), in Client Software and Solutions Division of Intel's Software and Solutions Group. She was also the co-director of Intel China Software Center (ICSC). BMP delivers products in enterprise/manageability, digital media applications and integration infrastructure for entertainment, education, communications, as well as some embedded & system software for various platforms. Current products include Intel® Platform Administration Technology and Intel® Platform Administrator, Intel® Content and Services Management Software, Intel® System Recovery Technology, Intel® vPro(tm) software stacks, Intel® Media Streaming Software, SoftDMA/media middleware solutions, with teams located globally at sites across China, USA and Israel.

She has been on assignment to PR China since 2003. In her tenure, she built the Intel China software product organization and led the transformation of Intel software labs to a recognized software product and innovation center for Intel, leading the definition, development and delivery of new platform products for China/APac and worldwide. The center encompasses comprehensive product capabilities ranging from technical support, strategic partnership & business development, product marketing, research & development, to product go-to-market.

Prior to the China assignment, she was a Principal Engineer with Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, California) and led R&D of next-generation multimedia applications, communications and signal processing technology, computing models and platform architecture in the Microprocessor Research Labs. She was a Research Staff Member with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, New York) prior to joining Intel, worked on pioneering research in digital watermarking technology and video indexing/database systems.

Dr. Yeung holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University and a BSEE from Purdue University. She was internationally known for her work in multimedia information systems, video processing and digital watermarking. She has authored over 50 technical and invited papers, and holds more than 25 US patents, with 27 more pending applications. She has given many invited talks and served on the program committees of prominent technical conferences in her areas of expertise. She served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (1999-2001), on NSF panels, and as guest editor of several special issues for the Communications of the ACM, Journal of Electronic Imaging, and other transactions/magazines. She chaired the Storage and Retrieval of Media Databases, co-chaired the Wireless Multimedia industrial forum, and the wireless communications session in Frontiers of Engineering Symposium invited by National Academy of Engineering (USA). Some of her past work had been featured in the NY Times, IEEE and ACM magazines, the EE Times and other magazines. Her career was featured in IEEE Spectrum April 2001(http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/careers/careerstemplate.jsp?ArticleId=p040201).

In April 1999 she was invited as a speaker in the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium by the National Academy of Engineering and its German counterpart, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as one of the two US representatives in the Information Technology area. She was a keynote speaker for the IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2002.

Dr. Yeung was named one of the winners of the First “China Outstanding IT Female” in 2004, a major award by nationwide IT publications, China Women Daily newspaper & PRC government IT bureaus.

In 2006, Dr. Yeung and her team members won an Intel Achievement Award, the highest award in Intel recognizing outstanding accomplishments that have had significant business impact to Intel. The innovation and product R&D efforts were also highlighted in the November 7 issue of BusinessWeek magazine special issue on China R&D(“In China's Net Cafés, Intel Pours It On”).