Lili Cheng is a Distinguished Engineer, and General Manager in Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research (AI&R), focusing on conversational experiences, bots, and intelligence systems.
Lili’s team is responsible for the Microsoft Bot Framework, part of Cortana Intelligence, and bringing together community of bot creators, channels, tools and AI experts in events such as Botness, Microsoft Research’s Design Expo, and the Social Computing Symposium.
Previously, Lili was director of user experience for Microsoft Windows and also worked in Apple Computer’s Advanced Technology Group, on the User Interface research team, where she focused on Quicktime Conferencing and Quicktime VR.
Lili is a registered architect; she worked in Tokyo and Los Angeles for Nihon Sekkei and Skidmore Owings and Merrill on commercial urban design and large-scale building projects. She has taught at NYU-Interactive Telecommunications as well as Harvard University.
Lili was born in Tokyo, is married with three boys, and lives in Bellevue Washington.