About Me

I am a Research Scientist Manager at Facebook AI. Before that, I was a Principal Researcher and Research Manager at the Internet Services Research Center (ISRC), Microsoft Research at Redmond, USA. My interests, in no particular order, include Natural Language Understanding, Machine Learning, Recommender Systems and Information Retrieval. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

I have worked on many challenging problems in understanding content as well as making search more semantic, including (1) designed the state-of-the-art AI solutions to detect harmful content and keep people safe on the Web; (2) invented the core Knowledge Graph algorithms that powered Bing's entity experience, e.g., Entity Recommendation, Attributes Ranking, Relationship Interpretation, Exploration, Carousel Ranking; (3) architected the Question and Answering effort which fundamentally shaped Bing into a semantic search engine; (4) constructed the world's largest Scientific Knowledge Base with a team of applied and data scientists, which powered Microsoft's Academic and Patent Search Engine.

News

[Nov. 2019] Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer highlighted how our group's AI techniques greatly helped Facebook detect harmful content and make Facebook a much safer place. More coverage at The Wall Street Journal and VentureBeat.

[Feb. 2018] Our recent research on Network Embedding was covered by Microsoft Research Blog "Microsoft researchers unlock the black box of network embedding".

[Aug. 2017] My previous intern Yuxiao Dong won the SIGKDD 2017 Dissertation Award. Big congratulations to Yuxiao!

[Nov. 2016] Nature featured the Microsoft Academic product we released in an 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.

Selected Publications

– Tutorial and Invited Talk

– Preprints

( * ) represents interns who worked with me.

Media Coverage

– Content Understanding

– Semantic Scholar Search

– Entity and Knowledge Graph

– Search and Human Computation

Contact

I can be reached at FirstnameLastname @ haoma.io