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Silviu-Petru Cucerzan

Silviu-Petru Cucerzan

I am a researcher in the Machine Learning department. I am affiliated with the Machine Learning and Applied Statistics and Natural Language Processing groups.

I am currently in the Bing organization, on a two-year T&R rotation.

 Contact Information

 Silviu's business e-mail address


I joined Microsoft in 2003, after completing my Ph.D. work at the Johns Hopkins University, where I was a member of the Center for Speech and Language Processing. I also received a M.S.E. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins, as well as an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Bucharest. Prior to coming to the United States, I held a junior faculty position in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Bucharest.

 Research interests

Information Extraction from Large Text Collections   Information Retrieval
Natural Language Processing    Machine Learning 


    Link to Silviu's publications 

 Influential technologies developed

Contextual Spelling Correction
      How do you spell that?
      How do you spell Levenshtein?

Query Suggestion and Advertisement Smart Matching

Information-centric Browsing and Search
      Putting Search into Context
      TechFair 2007

Entity Linking

 Favorite quote

Samuel Goldwyn: "The harder I work, the luckier I get."

Personal interests



Wildlife photography


Classical music

Some of my favorite classical music recordings