|Bio * Research * Students * Links * Curriculum Vitae|
|Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation. Redmond, WA USA|
|Principal Researcher, 2015 - Present. 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.
|RESEARCH: Invented, published, and patented novel approaches for applying artificial intelligence to web search and task management. Studied machine learning and information retrieval using large-scale log analysis. Recognized world leader in computing research with 183 publications, 10046 citations, and an h-index of 45.|
|PRODUCT: Shipped Bing's first personalized search algorithm, resulting in significant improvement to core ranking performance metrics. Developed the approach for community-based content creation used by Bing Distill, helping 50 million people find answers to their queries. Introduced microproductivity into Office applications and served on Office Leadership Team. Inventor on 43 patents (29 pending).|
|MANAGEMENT: Formed, resourced, and led several cross-disciplinary research teams, the most recent focused on building automated productivity tools. Hired and managed 36 graduate researchers, many now faculty at R1 universities such as Stanford, Cornell, and Columbia. Created a career development program deployed across Microsoft Research in the United States, United Kingdom, and India.|
|LEADERSHIP: Helped form Microsoft Research AI as a founding member of the AI Council. Member of the Microsoft Research Labs Leadership Team, overseeing the world's largest computer science research organization and managing Microsoft's worldwide research portfolio. Adviser to Kevin Scott, Microsoft's CTO, on the company's AI strategy. Served on academic boards, 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 within Microsoft Research and the broader academic community.|
|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. 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.
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.
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|
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.|
|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 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.|