Microsoft to Attend IEEE ICASSP 2013!

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Microsoft is looking forward to attending IEEE ICASSP 2013 and would like to meet you, please stop by booth #11 and say hello! Microsoft luminaries in attendance will include Li Deng (Conference Co-Chair) and Larry Heck of MSR.  Members of our Conversational Understanding team whose work powers Microsoft’s speech technologies will also be in attendance, we hope to see you there!

GFS innovates to provide clean power to data centers

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Click the link below to learn more about the research and development taking place in Global Foundations Services (GFS) to provide a zero carbon data center http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/posts/2012/november/19/Microsoft-Recycles-Waste-to-Provide-Clean-Power-for-Data-Center-R-and-D

Challenges of Testing Data – Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

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Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team.  Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code quality. From static analysis to E2E automation, performance benchmarks, or search relevance, we know how to verify if our code does the 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…

Eugenia Sawa tells us…Why She Recruits for Online Advertising

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Why I recruit for Online Advertising… As with the type of engineers I am trying to recruit and hire, I see this as such a huge opportunity to get to work with Engineers who generate revenue for the company – truly add to the bottom line, work on something that is in the online space where the scale is huge and the transactions are many, and see how the world…

Meet Robb Anderson – UX Designer for Bing

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 I joined Microsoft over 11 years ago – and have been in love with the company and the products we create ever since, especially my current team here at Bing! I wrapped up design school quite a few years ago, and afterwards bounced around at some local design agencies and worked in a range of design mediums from print and branding to interaction. I ended up contracting here at Microsoft…

Meet Michele Banko!

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Michele Banko, Senior Research Software Development Engineer.   Michele is part of the Query Understanding team within Microsoft Advertising Research and Relevance.  This team develops models and algorithms that reflect user intent of Bing queries in the context of advertising. By doing so, they aim to make advertising more efficient for both advertisers and consumers.   Michele’s team consists of nine applied scientists and engineers, four of which are PhDs.…

Building a Better Speller: Bing and Microsoft Research Offer Prizes for Best Search Engine Spelling Alteration Services

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When you type a word or phrase into a search engine, there are a number of things that could go wrong. You might not know how a term is spelled or, in your rush to jump to the results, you could transpose or otherwise mistype some characters. Spelling alteration is a popular search technique used to translate apparent typographical errors, alternative spellings, and synonyms into an improved query that returns…