Senior manager, User Systems and Experience Research group
IBM Research

Dr. Michelle Zhou is a research senior manager at IBM Research – Almaden where she manages the User Systems and Experience Research (USER) group. She is an accomplished computer scientist with over 14 years of industry research experience in leading the research and development of cutting edge, intelligent software and technologies that empower end users to effectively harness massive data and leverage both implicit and explicit social networks to better perform their daily tasks. Her expertise is in the interdisciplinary areas of intelligent user interaction, smart visual analytics, and people-centric information systems. Michelle's work has been incorporated into seven IBM products and solutions, and I have also published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in top venues and filed over twenty patents in the above areas.