Microsoft @ SIGIR 2019

Microsoft @ SIGIR 2019

About

Microsoft is excited to be a Gold sponsor of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval.

We will have over 16 Microsoft attendees present at the conference. Stop by our booth to chat with our experts and find out about career opportunities with Microsoft.

Demo Co-Chair

Tie-Yan Liu

Doctorial Consortium Co-Chair

Gabriella Kazai

Microsoft Attendees

Ahmed Awadalla
Andrey Kolobov
Asia J. Biega
Bo Han
Chris Quirk
Corbin Rosset
Devin Gunson
Gabriella Kazai
Hongfei Zhang
Kyle Williams
Mona Soliman H
Omar Alonso
Ryen White
Saghar Hosseinisi
Wei Wu

Sessions

Microsoft session schedule

Sunday, July 21, 2019

9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Building Economic Models and Measures of Search
Leif Azzopardi, Alistair Moffat, Paul Thomas, Guido Zuccon

9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for Chatbots
Wei Wu, Rui Yan

1:30 PM–5:00 PM
Fairness and Discrimination in Retrieval and Recommendation
Michael D. Ekstrand, Fernando Diaz, Robin Burke

Monday, July 22, 2019

10:20 AM–11:20 AM and 3:10 PM–4:40 PM | Salle A
From Text to Sound: a Preliminary Study on Retrieving Sound Effects to Radio Stories
Songwei Ge, Curtis Xuan, Ruihua Song, Chao Zou, Wei Liu, Jin Zhou

Embedding Edge-attributed Relational Hierarchies
Muhao Chen, Chris Quirk

10:20 AM–11:20 AM and 3:10 PM–4:40 PM | Salle C
An Axiomatic Approach to Regularizing Neural Ranking Models
Corby Rosset, Bhaskar Mitra, Chenyan Xiong, Nick Craswell, Xia Song, Saurabh Tiwary

11:20 AM–12:20 PM | Auditorium
Generic Intent Representation in Web Search
Hongfei Zhang, Xia Song, Chenyan Xiong, Corby Rosset, Paul Bennett, Nick Craswell, Saurabh Tiwary

4:40 PM–6:00 PM | Auditorium
A Neural Influence Diffusion Model for Social Recommendation
Le Wu, Peijie Sun, Richang Hong, Yanjie Fu, Xiting Wang, Meng Wang

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

10:00 AM–11:00 AM and 3:10 PM–4:40 PM | Salle A
Social Knowledge Graph Explorer
Omar Alonso, Vasilis Kandylas, Serge-Eric Tremblay

cwl_eval: An Evaluation Tool for Information Retrieval
Leif Azzopardi, Paul Thomas, Alistair Moffat

10:00 AM–11:00 AM and 3:10 PM–4:40 PM | Salle B
The Emotion Profile of Web Search
Gabriella Kazai, Paul Thomas, Nick Craswell

10:00 AM–11:00 AM and 3:10 PM–4:40 PM | Salle C
NRPA: Neural Recommendation with Personalized Attention
Hongtao Liu, Fangzhao Wu, Wenjun Wang, Xianchen Wang, Pengfei Jiao, Chuhan Wu, Xing Xie

Automatically Learning Topics and Difficulty Levels of Problems in Online Judge Systems
Wayne Xin Zhao, Wenhui Zhang, Yulan He, Xing Xie, Ji-Rong Wen

10:00 AM–11:00 AM and 3:10 PM–4:40 PM | Salle D
Automatic Task Completion Flows from Web APIs
Kyle Williams, Seyyed Hadi Hashemi, Imed Zitouni

11:00 AM–12:20 PM | Louis Armand 1
Task Completion Detection
Ryen White, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Robert Sim

1:30 PM–3:10 PM | Louis Armand 1
Optimal Freshness Crawl Under Politeness Constraints
Andrey Kolobov, Yuval Peres, Eyal Lubetzky, Eric Horvitz

4:40 PM–6:00 PM | Auditorium
Context-Aware Intent Identification in Email Conversations
Wei Wang, Saghar Hosseini, Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Paul Bennett, Chris Quirk

Thursday, July 25, 2019

9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Safety in Information Retrieval (FACTS-IR)
Co-organizer: Alexandra Olteanu

ECOM’19: The SIGIR 2019 Workshop on eCommerce
Accepted Paper: Unsupervised Construction of a Product Knowledge Graph
Omar Alonso, Vasileios Kandylas, Rukmini Iyer

Career Opportunities

Researcher - AI

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Redmond, Washington

We seek applicants from all areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related fields with a passion and demonstrated ability for independent research, including a strong publication record at top international research venues…

Senior Data & Applied Scientist

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

We are hiring extremely talented, highly motivated and productive applied scientist with expertise in information retrieval, deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, data mining and large scale distributed computation…

Post Doc Researcher - AI

Type: Post Doc Research

Lab/Location: Redmond, Washington

We seek applicants from all areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related fields with a passion and demonstrated ability for independent research, including a strong publication record at top international…

Senior Applied Scientist

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

The Applied Scientist-Machine Learning role is responsible for building AI models that can perform previously impossible tasks or achieve unprecedented results for most important natural language understanding tasks. Our vision is to achieve human level cognition…

Senior Applied Scientist

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

The Applied Scientist-Machine Learning role is responsible for building AI models that can perform previously impossible tasks or achieve unprecedented results for most important natural language understanding tasks. Our vision is to achieve human level cognition…

Principal Applied Scientist

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

The Applied Scientist-Machine Learning role is responsible for building AI models that can perform previously impossible tasks or achieve unprecedented results for most important natural language understanding tasks. Our vision is to achieve human level cognition…

Senior Applied Scientist

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

Do you want to help millions of internet users find the best images on the web? The Bing Image Relevance Team develops the advanced search technology that powers Bing image search. We are responsible for delivering the best images for user’s queries and browsing…

Applied Scientist 2

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

Work you do here would have impact on tens of millions of users across the world, and also able to reach a wide variety of applications, such as Bing, Edge, Office, Azure Cognitive Service, and Windows…

Applied Scientist 2

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

Do you want to do groundbreaking work in deep learning and computer vision? Visual search has become a new and popular scenario due to the explosive growth of web and camera photos. Given an image, a visual search system returns all the knowledge related…

Applied Scientist II

Type: Full-time

Lab/Location: Bellevue, Washington

Are you interested in AI and machine learning technology, especially involving speech and language? Are you an expert in deep learning or willing to learn those advance techniques used in Cloud+AI products and services from Microsoft?…

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