Agora Declares Appointment Of Chief Technology Officer
Before joining Agora, Sheng served as the chief executive officer of Hisense Microchip Company and had held several senior technical roles at Broadcom and LSI Corporation.
"Since joining Agora as Chief Scientist more than four years ago, Shawn has played a critical role in driving our technology innovation and advancement. The breadth and depth of Shawn's expertise in our industry, coupled with his proven track record in managing complex research and development projects, will further strengthen our global leadership in providing best-in-class real-time engagement APIs", Tony Zhao, founder, chairman and CEO of Agora, commented."On behalf of our board and the management team, we are delighted to have Shawn take on additional responsibilities as our Chief Technology Officer".
Since joining agora as chief scientist more than four years ago, shawn has played a critical role in driving technology innovation and advancement
Sheng previously served as the chief executive officer of Hisense Microchip Company from January 2015 to December 2017, and as its chief technology officer from July 2012 to January 2015. Sheng was vice president of technology at Huaya Microelectronics (which was acquired by Hisense) from August 2009 to July 2012, and before Huaya, Sheng had previously held several technical roles at Broadcom from 1999 to 2009, where he designed algorithms and architectures for many generations of Broadcom chips for advanced video processing.
Prior to Broadcom, he was a senior design engineer at LSI Corporation from 1997 to 1999 where he was responsible for developing digital video processing algorithms. Sheng holds more than 100 technology patents, of which more than 60 technology patents are in the United States. He was a key member of International Organization for Standardization(ISO)'s MPEG/JVT team, INCITS and IEEE, and has published more than 30 papers in the field of video processing and computer vision. Sheng received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and PhD in applied mathematics from Peking University and was a post-doctorate research associate at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1996 to 1997.