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Yang Song


Research Group

I joined Microsoft Research in 2009 right after I got my Ph.D. I am a Researcher affiliated with Internet Services Research Center (ISRC)Search Quality & Cyber-Intelligene Lab (SQ-CIL) in Redmond, WA, USA. During my Ph.D., I worked with my advisor C. Lee Giles on the next generation scientific literature search engine CiteSeer.


Ph.D. (2004- 2008) in Computer Science and EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State University
B.S. (1999-2003) in Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, China

Research Interests

My research includes a broad interests of machine learning-related fields, e.g., text classification, information retrieval, search engine ranking, recommender systems and so on.

Online User Behavioral Genome Sequencing: my recent research has focused on user behavioral analysis on search engines, mobile devices and other online services in order to create high quality user profiles and better tailor online services to meet the user needs. Our recent WWW 2015 DNN paper and WWW2014 Demo reveals the tip of the iceberg from this project. More can be found in our internal website here.

I've been lucky to have worked with several smart students in the past few years for the summer internships at MSR.

In the past three years, I have been leading a project named Search TrailBlazer that aims at redefining search sessions with tasks. Check out our latest project status and code for scientific uses.

I've put up a page regarding my research on recommender systems for social bookmarking.

Invited Talks

Journal Publications

Referred Conference Proceedings

(*) are students I mentored for their summer internships at MSR.













Contact Me:

Microsoft Research
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Office phone: 425-704-9449
Fax: 425-936-7329
EMail: yangsong at microsoft dot com