|Bio * Research * Students * Links * Curriculum Vitae|
|Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation. Redmond, WA USA|
|Principal Researcher, 2015 - Present. Microsoft Research Lab Leader Team.|
Senior Researcher, 2012 - 2015. Senior Leader Bench. Strategy Conference.
Researcher, Microsoft Research, 2006 - 2012. Recipient Gold Star. Corp R&D Accelerated Development Program.
|RESEARCH: Invented, published, and patented new approaches to web search and task management. Studied machine learning and information retrieval using large-scale log analysis. Recognized as world leader in personalized search, with 172 publications, 8666 citations, and an h-index of 42.|
|PRODUCT: Shipped Bing's first personalized search algorithm, resulting in significant improvement to core ranking performance metrics. Developed the approach for community-based search result content creation used by Bing Distill, helping over 50 million people find answers to their queries. Introduced microproductivity into Office applications. Inventor on 39 patents (26 pending).|
|MANAGEMENT: Formed, resourced, and led two cross-disciplinary research teams, one focused on how mobile devices can augment face-to-face interaction, and the other on building automated productivity tools. Hired and managed 34 graduate student researchers, many now faculty at R1 universities such as Stanford, Cornell, and Columbia. Created a mentoring and career development program deployed across Microsoft Research in the United States, United Kingdom, and India.|
|LEADERSHIP: Member of the Microsoft Research Labs Leadership Team, which oversees a world-class computer science research organization and manages Microsoft's worldwide research portfolio. Served on academic editorial boards and steering committees, shaping community-wide research agendas. Chaired the premier international research conference on web search and data mining (WSDM), managing an organizational committee of 26 and growing attendance by 43%. Drove diversity and inclusion efforts at Microsoft Research and within the broader academic community.|
|Information School, University of Washington. Seattle, WA USA|
|Affiliate Associate Professor, 2016 - Present.|
Affiliate Assistant Professor, 2012 - 2016.
|Mentored students and lectured at graduate-level courses. Served on thesis committees, advising and directing graduate research. Studied leading edge approaches to personal information management with collaborators in the department.|
|Infoseek Corporation (now Go.com, Walt Disney Company). Sunnyvale, CA USA|
|Software Engineer, 1997 - 1999. Recipient Go Getter Award.|
|Developed an approach to automatically categorize webpages using the web link graph and sold it to Infoseek. Joined company to integrate this technology into their product. Served as lead engineer for the software controlling all inter- and intra-application navigation within Infoseek's web properties.|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA USA|
|Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, January 2007.
Thesis: Supporting Finding and Re-Finding Through Personalization
Advisor: Prof. David R. Karger
Financial Technology Option (FTO), MIT Sloan School, 2003.
S.M., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, June 2001.
Thesis: Improving Information Retrieval: Bayesian Models and Beyond
Advisor: Prof. David R. Karger
|Yale University. New Haven, CT USA|
|B.S., Computer Science, May 1998.
Cum laude, with distinction in major.
Recipient Master's Cup.
Senior thesis: Automatically Creating High Quality Internet Directories
Advisor: Prof. Gregory D. Hager
|AWARDS AND HONORS|
Karen Sparck Jones Award, British Computer Society (BCS), 2016.|
Featured Alum, MIT EECS Connector, 2015, and MIT Technology Review, 2016.
Borg Early Career Award, Computing Research Association (CRA-W), 2014.
U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2014.
Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013.
Delphi Fellow, Big Think, 2011.
TR 35 Young Innovator, MIT Technology Review, 2009.
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF), 1999 - 2003.
Graduate Fellowship, Honorable Mention, Department of Defense (DoD), 1998.
J. Edward Meeker Prize, Yale University, 1995.
Bloch Prize, Yale University, 1995.
The 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2017.
The 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2015.
The 23rd Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), 2015.
The Michigan Institute for Data Science 2014 Symposium (MINDS), 2014.
The Third ACM International Conference on Web Science (Web Science), 2011.
The Annual Meeting of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics (JITP), 2011.
BEST PAPER AWARDS|
Best Paper, CHI 2016 (with Metaxa-Kakavouli, Rusak, Bernstein).
Honorable Mention, CHI 2016 (with Cai, Iqbal).
Best Paper, HCOMP 2015 (with Agapie, Monroy-Hernández).
Honorable Mention, CHI 2015 (with Cheng, Iqbal, Bernstein).
Honorable Mention, CHI 2015 (with Cheng, Bernstein).
Notable Paper, HCOMP 2014 (with Organisciak, Dumais, Miller, Kalai).
Notable Article, Computing Review, 2013 (with Radisnky, Svore, Dumais, Shokouhi, Horvitz).
Honorable Mention, ICWSM 2013 (with Kairam, Morris, Liebling, Dumais).
Honorable Mention, CHI 2013 (with Adar, Tan).
Best Paper Nominee, CSCW 2013 (with Hehmeyer).
Honorable Mention, CHI 2012 (with Bernstein, Dumais, Liebling, Horvitz).
Best Paper, CHI 2010 (with Dumais, Liebling).
Best Paper Nominee, WSDM 2010 (with Tyler).
Best Paper, Search Marketing 2010 (with Dumais, Horvitz).
Best Student Paper, WSDM 2009 (with Adar, Dumais, Elsas).
Best Paper, CHI 2008 (with Adar, Dumais).
|Program Committee Chair, Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR), 2016.|
|Panels Chair, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016.|
|Member, Microsoft Research Diversity & Inclusion Career Development Committee, 2016 - present.|
|Industry Chair, Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2015.|
|Doctoral Consortium Chair, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2015.|
|Organizer, Microsoft Research Gender Diversity Lecture Series, 2015.|
|Governing Board, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC), 2014 - present.|
|General Chair, Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2012.|
|Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2011 - 2014|
|Founder, Human Computer Interaction Seminar Series, MIT, CSAIL, 2003 - 2006.|
|Institute Representative, Faculty Committee on the Library System, MIT, 2003 - 2005.|
|Graduate Student Council Representative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002 - 2003.|
|Senior Program Committee, CHI 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, HCOMP 2014, SIGIR 2013, 2014, 2017, WSDM 2014.|
|Program Committee, ASIST, CHI, CIKM, CSCW, ICWSM, IIiX, SIGIR, UIST, Web Science, WSDM, WWW.|
|Reviewer, AAAI, ASIST, CACM, CHI, CIKM, CSCW, ECIR, FnT in HCI, GI, HCI, HCIR, HCOMP, ICWSM, IIiX, IP&M, IWC, MobileHCI, SIGIR, TKDE, TOCHI, TOIS, TWeb, UIST, WSDM, WWW.|
|Publications available electronically here.|
Organizer, MSR Labs Career Conversations Mentoring Program, Microsoft Research, 2016.
Doctoral Consortium Mentor, WSDM 2014, 2016, SIGIR 2015, CHI 2015, CHIIR 2016.
Reviewer Mentor, CSCW 2015, 2016.
Mentor, Corp R&D Mentoring Ring, Microsoft, 2012 - 2013.
Mentor, Microsoft Research Women's Graduate Scholarship, 2012 - 2013.
|List of students mentored can be found here.|
|Additional references available upon request.|