|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 (Idea sold to Infoseek)
Advisor: Prof. Gregory D. Hager
Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research, 2012 - Present.|
Researcher, Microsoft Research, 2006 - 2012.
|Studied the social and temporal context of information use using large-scale log analysis. Developed the first personalized search algorithm used by Bing.|
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, Information School, 2013 - Present.|
Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Information School, 2012 - 2013.
|Mentored students and lectured at graduate-level courses. Explored successful approaches to personal information management.|
|Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1999 - 2006.|
|Developed a tool to support re-finding in dynamic information environments. Devised a generative model for information retrieval that better matches real text data than previous naïve Bayesian models.|
|Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Spring 2004.|
|Investigated the different things people mean for the same query. Developed a system to personalize 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 webpage quality. Lead engineer for the software controlling all inter- and intra-application navigation.|
|AWARDS AND HONORS|
Borg Early Career Award, CRA-W, 2014.|
Senior Leader Bench Program, Microsoft, 2012 - present.
Senior Member, ACM, 2013.
Delphi Fellow, Big Think, 2011.
Corporate R&D Accelerated Development Program, Microsoft, 2010 - 2011.
Gold Star, Microsoft, 2010.
TR35 2009 Young Innovator, Technology Review, 2009.
Financial Technology Option (FTO), MIT Sloan School, 2003.
Go Getter Award, Infoseek Corporation, 1999.
Invited to membership in Tau Beta Pi, 1997.
BEST PAPER AWARDS|
Notable Article, Computing Review, 2013 (with Radisnky, Svore, Dumais, Shokouhi, Horvitz).
Honorable Mention, ICWSM 2013 (with Kairam, Morris, Liebling, Dumais).
Honorable Mention, CHI 2013 (with Adar, Tan).
Best Paper Nominee, CSCW 2013 (with Hehmeyer).
Honorable Mention, CHI 2012 (with Bernstein, Dumais, Liebling, Horvitz).
Best Paper, CHI 2010 (with Dumais, Liebling).
Best Paper Nominee, WSDM 2010 (with Tyler).
Best Paper, Search Marketing 2010 (with Dumais, Horvitz).
Best Student Paper, WSDM 2009 (with Adar, Dumais, Elsas).
Best Paper, CHI 2008 (with Adar, Dumais).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1999-2003.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, honorable mention, 1998.
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.
|SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES|
|Panels Chair, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016.|
|Industry Chair, Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2015.|
|Doctoral Consortium Chair, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2015.|
|General Chair, Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2012.|
|Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2011 - present.|
|Founder, Human Computer Interaction Seminar Series, MIT, CSAIL, 2003 - 2006.|
|Institute Representative, Faculty Committee on the Library System, MIT, 2003 - 2005.|
|Graduate Student Council Representative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002 - 2003.|
|Senior Program Committee, CHI 2012, 2013, 2014, HCOMP 2014, SIGIR 2013, 2014, WSDM 2014.|
|Program Committee, ASIST, CHI, CIKM, CSCW, ICWSM, IIiX, SIGIR, UIST, Web Science, WSDM, WWW.|
|Reviewer, AAAI, ASIST, CACM, CHI, CIKM, CSCW, ECIR, FnT in HCI, GI, HCI, HCIR, HCOMP, ICWSM, IIiX, IP&M, IWC, MobileHCI, SIGIR, TKDE, TOCHI, TOIS, TWeb, UIST, WSDM, WWW.|
|Publications available electronically here.|
|List of interns can be found here.|
|Additional references available upon request.|