|Bio * Research * Students * Links * Curriculum Vitae|
|Experiences and Devices, Microsoft Corporation. Redmond, WA USA|
|Chief Scientist, 2018 - Present. Vice President and Distinguished Scientist.|
|Set the long-term productivity vision for the Experiences and Devices (E+D) division, which includes Office, Windows, Surface, and more. Founded the Office of Applied Research. Drove Responsible AI standards in E+D. Sponsored Microsoft's research into post-pandemic work practices, with impact on our core products, internal policy, and academia. Member of the E+D LT reporting to EVP Rajesh Jha.|
|Computing Research Association. Washington, DC USA|
|Board member (Executive Committee), 2017 - Present.|
|Office of the CEO, Microsoft Corporation. Redmond, WA USA|
|Technical Advisor to the CEO, 2017 - 2018.|
|Worked with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to formulate technical strategy and track key industry and scientific trends. Explored in-depth solutions to a range of specific technical challenges.|
|Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation. Redmond, WA USA|
|Principal Researcher, 2015 - 2017. Recipient Karen Sparck Jones Award.|
Senior Researcher, 2012 - 2015. Recipient Borg Early Career Award.
Researcher, Microsoft Research, 2006 - 2012. Recipient Gold Star and Technology Review TR35 Young Innovator.
|Recognized research leader with 226 publications (14195 citations). Shipped Bing's first personalized search algorithm with significant improvement to core metrics. Developed content creation approach used by Bing Distill, helping 50 million people find answers to their queries. Introduced microproductivity into Office. Inventor on 50 patents (31 pending). Hired and managed 36 graduate researchers, many now faculty at R1 universities like Stanford, Cornell. Created career development program deployed to Microsoft Research worldwide and drove D&I efforts.|
|Information School, University of Washington. Seattle, WA USA|
|Affiliate Associate Professor, 2016 - Present.|
Affiliate Assistant Professor, 2012 - 2016.
|Recruited and mentored graduate students. Lectured at graduate-level courses. Developed the academic field of personal information management and authored book with collaborators in the department.|
|Infoseek Corporation (now Go.com, Walt Disney Company). Sunnyvale, CA USA|
|Software Engineer, 1997 - 1999. Recipient Go Getter Award.|
|Invented algorithm to automatically categorize webpages using the link graph, acquired by Infoseek. Lead engineer for software controlling all inter- and intra-application navigation within 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|
Distinguished Scientist, Title of Distinction, Microsoft Corporation, 2020.|
Public Companies Executive to Watch, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2019.
Alumni Honors Award, San Francisco University High School (UHS), 2019.
Featured Alum, MIT EECS Connector, 2015, MIT Technology Review, 2016, Yale Scientific, 2019.
Distinguished Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018.
Karen Sparck Jones Award, British Computer Society (BCS), 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.
Gold Star Award, Microsoft Corporation, 2010.
TR 35 Young Innovator, MIT Technology Review, 2009.
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF), 1999 - 2003.
Go Getter Award, Infoseek Corporation, 1999.
Graduate Fellowship, Honorable Mention, Department of Defense (DoD), 1998.
Bloch Prize, Yale University, 1995.
J. Edward Meeker Prize, Yale University, 1995.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2019.
The 20th Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, 2019.
The 12th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2019.
The 31th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2018.
Pluralsight LIVE, 2018.
Commencement Address, UNC School of Information and Library Science, 2018.
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|
SIGIR, Test of Time, 2017 (published 2005).
CHI, Best Paper, 2008, 2010, 2016, and Honorable Mention, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2015, 2016.
HCOMP, Best Paper, 2015, and Notable Paper, 2014.
CSCW, Best Paper Nominee, 2013, 2017.
ICWSM, Honorable Mention, 2013.
Computing Review, Notable Article, 2013.
Search Marketing, Best Paper, 2010.
WSDM, Best Paper Nominee, 2010, and Best Student Paper, 2009.
|Executive Committee, Computing Research Association (CRA) Board, 2017 - present.|
|Chair, Joint E+D and MSR (JEM) Council, 2019 - present.|
|Distinguished Advisor, Microsoft Research Cambridge Technical Advisory Board, 2019 - present.|
|Member, Microsoft Startup Executive Network, 2019 - present.|
|Member, Overlake School Technology Committee, 2019 - present.|
|Member, Microsoft Experiences & Devices (E+D) Leadership Team, 2018 - present.|
|Member, Microsoft Experiences & Devices (E+D) Women's Board, 2018 - present.|
|Member, Microsoft Experiences & Devices (E+D) D&I Council, 2018 - present.|
|Member, Microsoft Aether Committee on Attention and Cognition, 2018 - present.|
|Member, Microsoft Research (MSR) AI Council, 2017.|
|Member, Microsoft Research Diversity & Inclusion Career Development Committee, 2016 - 2017.|
|Member, Microsoft Research (MSR) Leadership Team, 2015 - 2017.|
|Member, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC) Governing Board, 2014 - 2017.|
|Institute Representative, Faculty Committee on the Library System, MIT, 2003 - 2005.|
|Graduate Student Council Representative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002 - 2003.|
|General Chair, Computing Research Association (CRA) Conference at Snowbird, 2020.|
|Steering Committee, New Future of Work (NFW) Symposium, 2020.|
|Program Chair, Microsoft Research (MSR) Faculty Summit, Future of Work, 2019.|
|Organizing Committee, Computing Research Association (CRA) Conference at Snowbird, 2018.|
|Program Committee Chair, Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR), 2016.|
|Panels Chair, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016.|
|Industry Chair, Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2015.|
|Doctoral Consortium Chair, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2015.|
|Creator and organizer, Microsoft Research Gender Diversity Lecture Series, 2015 - 2017.|
|Program Committee Chair, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC), 2013.|
|General Chair, Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2012.|
|Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2011 - 2014.|
|Senior Program Committee, CHI, HCOMP, SIGIR, WSDM.|
|Reviewer, AAAI, ASIST, CACM, CHI, CIKM, CSCW, ECIR, HCI, HCIR, ICWSM, IIiX, IP&M, IUI, MobileHCI, SIGIR, TKDE, TOCHI, TOIS, TWeb, UbiComp, UIST, Web Science, WSDM, WWW, etc.|
|Best Paper Committee, MLADS 2017, 2018, 2019, SIGIR 2016, 2019, WWW 2017 (Test of Time).|
|Outstanding Reviewer Award, SIGIR 2017, CHI, 2015, 2016.|
|Publications available electronically here.|
Panelist, CRA Career Mentoring Workshop, 2020.
Organizer, MSR Labs Career Conversations Mentoring Program, Microsoft Research, 2016 - 2017.
Doctoral Consortium Mentor, WSDM 2014, 2016, SIGIR 2015, 2017, 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.|