Meet Ross – the lead behind our Bing homepage

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I’m Ross Comer and I lead the team that develops the Bing homepage.  Having run other parts of Bing such as News and Entertainment Search, it’s very exciting to now be responsible for the homepage which is the best visual representation of the Bing brand.  It is a key differentiator from our competitors who, despite efforts to do so, have been unable to duplicate (you might recall one such disastrous…

What does Microsoft Advertising and the Seattle Girl Geek Dinner community have in common?

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Last Wednesday, Microsoft Advertising sponsored the 13th Seattle Girl Geek Dinner. For those of you that haven’t heard of the Girl Geek Dinner community, it was started by a woman in London, who had a vision for geeky women across the globe to have informal community that facilitated learning, networking, and fun. Liz Morgan, a Talent Strategist for the Online Services Division started the Seattle community back in 2008. This…

Notes of a Multimedia Enthusiast

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I’m Justin – skier, development lead, rock climber, multimedia enthusiast.   I started out as an intern on the Search team with the monumental task to create a prototype for Video Search.  It was a challenging project – working across the stack with web 2.0, index serving, multimedia processing and content discovery.  Since then, I’ve been hooked!   After graduating, I joined the Multimedia team full time in 2006 right…

Wei Chu talks Bing, machine learning and applied research

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My name is Wei Chu. I am an Applied Researcher on Bing’s contextual relevance team. The mission of this team is to bring personalization in the user search experience. My commitment is to improve Bing search results by introducing significant signals relevant to personalized search relevance. I am doing applied research on learning from large-scale data. The most challenging step is to identify and formulate individual problems which could be…