|Bio * Research * Students * Links * Curriculum Vitae|
|Experiences and Devices, Microsoft Corporation. Redmond, WA USA|
|Chief Scientist, 2018 - Present.|
|Established Microsoft's long-term bold ambitions for productivity and worked with product leaders to translate this vision into tools that fundamentally improve how people live and work. Partnered with Microsoft Research and academia to bring a culture of research into Microsoft's product development.|
|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 209 publications (11858 citations). Shipped Bing's first personalized search algorithm, resulting in significant improvement to core metrics. Developed the content creation approach used by Bing Distill, helping 50 million people find answers to their queries. Introduced microproductivity into Office applications. Inventor on 49 patents (31 pending). Hired and managed 36 graduate researchers, many now faculty at R1 universities like Stanford and Cornell. Created a 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. 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|
Distinguished Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018.|
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.
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 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.
|Board Member, Computing Research Association (CRA) board of directors, 2017 - present.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Program Committee Chair, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC), 2013.|
|General Chair, Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2012.|
|Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2011 - 2014|
|Founder and Organizer, 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, HCOMP, SIGIR, WSDM.|
|Reviewer, AAAI, ASIST, CACM, CHI, CIKM, CSCW, ECIR, HCI, HCIR, ICWSM, IIiX, IP&M, MobileHCI, SIGIR, TKDE, TOCHI, TOIS, TWeb, UIST, Web Science, WSDM, WWW, etc.|
|Publications available electronically here.|
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.|