Boon-Lock Yeo *05
California (USA), Shanghai (China)
Ph.D: Electrical Engineering, 2005
Thesis: Efficient Processing of Compressed Images and Videos
Advisor: Bede Liu
Boon-Lock Yeo is currently an Engineering Director of Google and is based at Shanghai. He joined Google in March 2007 from Intel. For the past 4 years, he was the GM of Intel Asia-Pacific R&D Ltd. and led R&D efforts for Intel and Intel software in China. At Intel, he oversaw the expansion of Intel R&D efforts in Shanghai from 200 to to over 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 Intel China assignment, he 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. He 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 34 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).