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Yang Song


Research Group

I am a Researcher at the Deep Learning Technology Center. I was a Researcher affiliated with Internet Services Research Center (ISRC)Search Quality & Cyber-Intelligene Lab (SQ-CIL) in Redmond, WA, USA. I joined Microsoft Research in 2009 after I got my Ph.D. 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.

Deep Learning: Recently, I have been focusing on using deep learning for recommendation, ranking and personalization.

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.

From search session to user tasks: 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.

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

I've been lucky to have worked with many smart students in the for the summer internships at MSR.


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