DongSheng Li (李东胜)

Senior Research Manager
Microsoft Research Asia, Shanghai

Advisors: Ning Gu and Li Shang


Dongsheng Li is currently a senior research manager with Microsoft Research Asia, Shanghai, China. Meanwhile, he is an adjunct professor with School of Computer Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Before joining MSRA Shanghai, he worked as a research staff member (RSM) with IBM Research - China, Shanghai, China. He obtained Ph.D. from school of computer science, Fudan University in 2012 (supervised by Prof. Ning Gu), and B.E. from department of computer science and technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2007. He also visited University of Colorado Boulder as a visiting scholar from 2010.8 to 2011.2 (supervised by Prof. Qin Lv). Dongsheng Li is the member of CCF, ACM and IEEE. He serves as program committee members of top conferences, e.g., NIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, IJCAI, CIKM, etc.

Hiring (MSRA)

My team is currently hiring researchers major in machine learning. Please send me an email if you are interested to join MSRA Shanghai.

Research Interests

  • Recommender Systems: collaborative filtering, explainability, privacy, fairness
  • Machine Learning: graph neural network, reinforcement learning, ensemble learning, learning theory
  • Anomaly Detection: unsupervised anomaly detection, time series anomaly detection

Selected Papers


  • Wind power predictability enhancement using hybrid energy storage system. Application no.: 201310501062.6. (in Chinese)
  • Wind power predictability enhancement by combining pitch control and ultracapacitor. Application no.: 201310500736.0. (in Chinese)
  • Work-piece defect inspection via optical images and ct images. US20170161884A1.
  • Job role identification. US20190279232A1.
  • Training a machine learning model in a distributed privacy-preserving environment. US20180336486A1.
  • Neural Network Training. US20180129917A1.
  • Privacy-Preserving Smart Metering. US20180060976A1.
  • Image orientation detection. US10121250B2.
  • Expense compliance checking based on trajectory detection. US20180137576A1.
  • Model based data processing. US20180068224A1.
  • Providing Computation Services with Privacy. US10333715B2.

Working Experience

  • Postdoc Researcher, Tongji University, 2012.9 - 2015.3
  • Research Staff Member, IBM Research - China, 2015.4 - 2020.2
  • Senior Research Manager, Microsoft Research Asia (Shanghai), 2020.2 - now

Honour and Awards

  • Intel Fellowship, Intel, 2011
  • Excellent Graduate Student, Fudan University, 2012
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM Research, 2016
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM Research, 2017
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM Research, 2018
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM Research, 2019
  • IBM Corperate Award, IBM, 2018
  • Lab Skill Winner, IBM Greater China Group, 2019