|Research * Bio * Interns * Links * Curriculum Vitae|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA|
|Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, January 2007.
Thesis: Supporting Finding and Re-Finding Through Personalization
Advisor: Prof. David R. Karger
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|
|B.S., Computer Science, May 1998.|
Cum laude, with distinction in major.
Senior thesis: Automatically Creating High Quality Internet Directories
Advisor: Prof. Gregory D. Hager
|AWARDS AND HONORS|
Microsoft Senior Leader Bench Program, 2012 - present.|
Delphi Fellow, Big Think, 2011.
Microsoft Corporate R&D Accelerated Development Program, 2010 - 2011.
TR35 2009 Young Innovator, Technology Review, 2009.
Financial Technology Option (FTO), MIT Sloan School, 2003.
Recipient of Infoseek Corporation's Go Getter Award, 1999.
Invited to membership in Tau Beta Pi, 1997.
BEST PAPER AWARDS|
Honorable Mention, CHI 2012 (with M. Bernstein, S.T. Dumais, D. Liebling, E. Horvitz).
Best Paper, CHI 2010 (with S.T. Dumais, D.J. Liebling).
Best Paper Nominee, WSDM 2010 (with S.K. Tyler).
Best Paper, Search Marketing 2010 (with S.T. Dumais, E. Horvitz).
Best Student Paper, WSDM 2009 (with E. Adar, S.T. Dumais, J.L. Elsas).
Best Paper, CHI 2008 (with E. Adar, S.T. Dumais).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1999-2003.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, honorable mention, 1998.
Graduated Yale University Cum laude, with distinction in major, 1998.
Master's Cup, Timothy Dwight College, 1998.
J. Edward Meeker Prize for Excellence in Freshman composition, 1995.
Bloch Prize for the Freshman who shall write the best essay in English, 1995.
Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research, 2012 - Present.|
Researcher, Microsoft Research, 2006 - 2012.
|Studied how people use digital information, particularly as related to their social and temporal context, and built tools to help better support these information interactions. Shipped the first personalized search ranking algorithm to be used by Bing. Published numerous papers, presented research to the academic community, and influenced product decisions.|
|Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1999 - 2006.|
|Explored re-finding in dynamic information environments. Developed the Re:Search Engine, a tool to support re-finding by preserving previous search contexts. Devised a generative document model for information retrieval that more closely matches real text data than previous nave Bayesian models.|
|Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Spring 2004.|
|IInvestigated the different things people mean for the same query. Developed a system to personalize Web search results by implicitly inferring the user's intent based on previously encountered information.|
|Software Engineer, Infoseek, Summer 1997, July 1998 - August 1999. Recipient Go Getter Award.|
|Researched Internet organization and methods for determining Web page quality. Lead engineer for the software controlling all inter- and intra-application navigation. Worked with application teams to enable them to take advantage of the powerful navigation software built by my group.|
|Summer Intern, Cornerstone Consulting Group, Summer 1996.|
|Worked as part of a team to design customer initiation environment for E*Trade. Implemented models to understand the design decisions. Performed log analysis of traffic patterns of Samsung's Web site.|
|General Chair, Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2012.|
|Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2011 - present.|
|Organizer, Personal Information Management (PIM) workshop, 2008 - 2011.|
|Founder and Organizer, Human Computer Interaction Seminar Series, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 2003 - 2006.|
|Organizer, Haystack Reading Group, 2003.|
|Institute Representative, Faculty Committee on the Library System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003 - 2005.|
|Graduate Student Council Representative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002 - 2003. Academics, Research and Careers Committee, Funding Board.|
|Member, Graduate Women of Course 6 (GW6), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001 - 2006.|
|Participant, Rights and Responsibilities in Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001.|
|Member, ACM, ASIST, SIGIR, SIGCHI.|
|Senior Program Committee, CHI.|
|Program Committee, ASIST, CHI, CIKM, IIiX, SIGIR, UIST, WSDM, WWW.|
|Reviewer, AAAI, ASIST, CACM, CHI, CIKM, CSCW, ECIR, FnT in HCI, GI, HCI, HCIR, ICWSM, IIiX, IP&M, IWC, SIGIR, TKDE, TOCHI, TOIS, TWeb, UIST, WSDM, WWW.|
|Publications available electronically here.|
|List of interns can be found here.|
|Affiliate Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington, 2012 - present.|
|Teaching Assistant, 6.893, User Interface Design and Implementation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fall 2003. Instructor: Prof. Robert C. Miller|
|Teaching Assistant, 6.042, Mathematics for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fall 2001. Instructors: Prof. Albert Myer, Prof. Radhika Nagpal|
|Supervisor, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Spring 2005.|
|Additional references available upon request.|