Matt Scott

Matt Scott
Matt Scott is a Senior Development Lead in the Innovation Engineering Group at Microsoft Research Asia. He leads the Microsoft Research "Engkoo" cloud-based linguistics projects that directly led to the creation of two new Microsoft products with millions of users in China: Bing Pinyin IME ( in 2013 and Bing Dictionary ( in 2010. He has been awarded 18 Microsoft Technology Transfer Awards for transferring research technologies into Windows, Office and Bing; co-authored 12 published papers in natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and computer vision; and has received 32 Microsoft patent awards (submitted/granted U.S. patents). Matt is a member of the IEEE.




  • Lijuan Wang, Yao Qian, Matthew R. Scott, Gang Chen, Frank Soong. Computer-Assisted Audiovisual Language Learning. IEEE Computer, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 38-47, Apr. 2012
  • Matthew R. Scott, Xiaohua Liu, Ming Zhou. Towards a Specialized Search Engine for Language Learners. Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol.99, No.9, pp.1462-1465, Sept. 2011
  • John J. Magee, Margrit Betke, James Gips, Matthew R. Scott, Benjamin N. Waber. A Human-Computer Interface Using Symmetry Between Eyes to Detect Gaze Direction. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 1248-1261, Nov. 2008


  • Duo Ding, Xingping Jiang, Matthew R. Scott, Ming Zhou. Tulsa: Web Search for Writing Assistance. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2011), Beijing, China, July 2011
  • Matthew R. Scott, Xiaohua Liu, Ming Zhou, Microsoft Engkoo Team. Engkoo: Mining the Web for Language Learning. In Proceedings of the The 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL HLT 2011), Portland, Oregon, June 2011
  • Dechao Liu, Matthew R. Scott, Rongrong Ji, Wei Jiang, Hongxun Yao, Xing Xie. Location Sensitive Indexing for Image-Based Advertising. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2009 (ACM MM 2009), Beijing, China, Oct. 2009
  • Gonglue Jiang, Chen Zhao, Matthew R. Scott, Fang Zou. Combinable Tabs: An Interactive Method of Information Comparison using a Combinable Tabbed Document Interface. In Proceedings of the 12th IFIP TC13 Conference in Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2009), Uppsala, Sweden, Aug. 2009
  • Matthew R. Scott, Wei Jiang, Xing Xie, Jonathan Tien, Gang Chen, Dong Xiang. VisiAds: A Vision-based Advertising Platform for Camera Phones. In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2009), New York City, USA, Jun. 2009
  • Wei Jiang, Dechao Liu, Xing Xie, Matthew R. Scott, Jonathan Tien, Dong Xiang. An Online Advertisement Platform Based on Image Content Bidding. In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2009), New York City, USA, Jun. 2009
  • Raman Chandrasekar, Matthew R. Scott, Dean Slawson, A.R.D. Rajan, Daniel Makoski. Measuring Search Experience Satisfaction using Explicit Context-Aware Feedback. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2008), Redmond, WA, USA Oct. 2008
  • Shuyi Zheng, Matthew R. Scott, Ruihua Song, Ji-Rong Wen. Pictor: An Interactive System for Importing Data from a Website. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD 2008), Las Vegas, USA, Aug. 2008
  • John J. Magee, Matthew R. Scott, Benjamin N. Waber, Margrit Betke. EyeKeys: A Real-Time Vision Interface Based on Gaze Detection from a Low-Grade Video Camera, In Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop (CVPRW 2004), Washington, D.C., USA, June 2004

Book Chapters

  • Matthew R. Scott, “Chapter 2: The Chinese Chess Generals Problem” in “The Beauty of Programming,” Xin Zou, Electronic Industry Press, 2008, pp. 13-18 (published in Chinese, citation translated)
  • John J. Magee, Margrit Betke, Matthew R. Scott, Benjamin N. Waber, "A Real-Time Vision Interface Based on Gaze Detection -- EyeKeys" in "Real-Time Vision for Human-Computer Interaction," Kisacanin, Branislav; Pavlovic, Vladimir; Huang, Thomas S. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, 2005, pp. 141-157






  • SCICOM - Introduction to Scientific Communications. Winter/Spring 2011. Instructor. University of Science and Technology of China & Microsoft Research Asia.

Invited Lectures

  • Invited lecture "Introduction to Language Assistance Technology" by Professor Bai Xiaojing, Department of Foreign Languages, Tsinghua University, July 2010.
  • Annually invited lecturer for computer science undergraduate course Advanced Software Engineering taught by Xin Zou in Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Beihang University, covering software estimation, design, coding practices, and testing. 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Invited lecturer by Microsoft Student Clubs on the topic of differences between university and industrial software development. Tsinghua University, Oct. 2007; Beihang University, Dec. 1 2007; Chinese Academy of Science, Dec. 21 2007.

Selected Public Projects

Engkoo Pinyin IME (Project Lead):

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Engkoo Language Assistance (Project Lead):

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Microsoft Excel 2007 Web Data Add-in (Dev):

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Microsoft Word Content Control Toolkit (Dev):

Microsoft Word 2007 Version Extraction Tool (Dev):


  • Microsoft Research Asia Collaboration Award, 2013
  • Microsoft HiPo Leadership Bench Program, 2013, 2014
  • 18 Microsoft Research Technology Transfer Awards, 2008 - 2013
  • 3 Best Paper Awards, Microsoft ThinkWeek, 2010, 2012
  • Microsoft Research Asia Deployed Best Research Project of the Year Award, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Readers' Choice Award, 2010
  • Engineering Excellence Asian Regional Award, Microsoft, 2009
  • Gold Star Award, Microsoft, 2009

Former Interns


  • Fei Tian, now a Research Software Developer at Chinese Academy of Sciences


  • Jennie Sue, now a UX Designer at Microsoft Research Asia


  • Gao Lu, now a Software Developer at Tencent QQ
  • Hang Qi, now a Computer Science Master Candidate at UCLA
  • Ada Wang, now a UX Designer at Bing China


  • Siyuan Zhou, now a Computer Science Master Candidate at New York University


  • Duo Ding, now a Computer Science Master Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Xingping (Sabrina) Jiang, now an Interaction Designer at Lenovo Research
  • Jiangyu Liu, now a Research Software Developer at Microsoft Research Asia


  • Chao (Alex) Han, now a UX Design Lead at Sina Weibo
  • Gonglue (David) Jiang, now a UI Designer at Google


  • Dechao Liu, now a Software Developer at Baidu
  • Wei Jiang, now a Manager at China Development Bank


  • Baokui Yang, now a Software Developer at Google China