Susan Dumais, Technical Fellow at Microsoft and Director of the Microsoft Research Labs

    Susan Dumais is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft; Director of the Microsoft Research Labs in New England, New York City and Montreal; and an adjunct professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was at Bell Labs, where she developed Latent Semantic Analysis, an early word embedding technique for search. Her current research focuses on personalization, email search, and large-scale behavioral log analysis. She has worked with several Microsoft product groups (Bing, Windows Search, SharePoint, and Office Help) on search-related innovations, and holds several patents on novel retrieval algorithms and interfaces. Dumais has published widely in the fields of information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and cognitive science. She is an ACM Fellow, was elected to the ACM SIGCHI and SIGIR Academies, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and has received the SIGIR Gerard Salton Award for lifetime achievement in information retrieval, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award, the Tony Kent Strix Award for outstanding contributions to IR, the ACM SIGCHI Research Award for lifetime achievement in HCI, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Indiana University Department of Psychological and Brain Science.

    Bio adapted from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineeering and Applied Sciences