October 23, 2013, Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections, Tony Hey, visited National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC). Dr. Dan Fay (Director of Earth, Energy, and Environment of Microsoft External Research), and Dr. Guobin Wu (Microsoft Research Asia Academic Cooperation Department Manager) accompanied the visit. Deputy directors of NAOC, Gang Zhao and Jinxin Hao met with Dr. Hey. Professor Yongheng Zhao, Dr. Chenzhou Cui and China-VO team members attended the meeting.
Prof. Zhao expressed his welcome to Tony Hey. He showed grateful for the support given for the collaboration of Microsoft Research in the academic area with NAOC and China-VO. Dr. Cui recalled the pleasant and highly achievement cooperation for the past 11 years, since 2002 Microsoft Senior Scientist, Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray 's first visit to NAOC.