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Jiang Bian, Ph.D.

Microsoft Research

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I am a researcher and engineer with rich experience in information retrieval, data mining and machine learning. Now, I am a Lead Researcher at Microsoft Research with research interests in deep learning for text mining, computational advertising, reinforcement learning, and machine learning applications. Prior to that, I was a Senior Scientist in Yidian Inc., a startup company in China, where I have been working on recommendation and search problems. I also used to work at Yahoo! Labs and did a lot of studies on content optimization and personalization for Yahoo!'s key content modules as well as local content search and recommendation for Yahoo!'s local services.
Prior to them, I received my B.S. from Peking University (2006) and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology (2010), both in Computer Science. My dissertation was on information retrieval, data mining, and machine learning techniques on general Web search and social media search, advised by Prof. Hongyuan Zha.
I authored tens of academic research papers receiving hundreds of citations, filed a couple of U.S. patents, and served as PC member/Peer reviewer for a few international conferences and journals.