About Me

I am a Researcher and Manager at the Internet Services Research Center (ISRC), Microsoft Research at Redmond, USA. My interests, in no particular order, include Natural Language Processing, Recommender Systems, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, and Social Network Analysis.

Since joining Microsoft Research, I have worked on many interesting problems in both search and recommendation. Most recently, I have been working on entity related research problems and applications. I designed the core algorithms that powered both Bing's and Microsoft's entity experience, including entity recommendation, attributes ranking, interpretation, exploration, carousel ranking, question and answering, etc. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

News

[Jan. 2017] We are hiring highly motivated interns for summer 2017, especially in the area of using deep learning to understand natural language. Please drop me an email if you are interested.

[Nov. 2016] Nature featured the Microsoft Academic product we released in a article highlighting semantic search engines "AI science search engines expand their reach".

[Aug. 2016] I organized KDD Cup 2016 at KDD 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA.

[Aug. 2016] My previous intern Huan Sun won the SIGKDD 2016 Dissertation Award. Big congratulations to Huan!

[Jul. 2016] I delivered a tutorial "Question Answering with Knowledge Bases, Web and Beyond" at SIGIR 2016, Pisa, Italy.

[Jun. 2016] I delivered a tutorial "Question Answering with Knowledge Bases, Web and Beyond" at NAACL HLT 2016, San Diego, CA, USA.

[May. 2016] The second largest Chinese search engine Sogou partnered with us and lauched Sogou Academic to all Chinese users. See news at technode and The Washington Post.

[Nov. 2015] I delivered a tutorial "An Introduction to Entity Recommendation and Understanding" at ACML 2015, Hong Kong.

[May. 2015] I delivered a tutorial "An Introduction to Entity Recommendation and Understanding" at WWW 2015, Florence, Italy.

Contact

I can be reached at FirstnameLastname @ haoma.io