Portrait of Bhaskar Mitra

Bhaskar Mitra

Principal Applied Scientist


I am a Principal Applied Scientist at Bing in Montreal, Canada. I joined Microsoft in 2006 and Bing—then called Live Search—in 2007. Before moving to Montreal, I have been part of the Microsoft labs in Hyderabad (India), Bellevue (USA), and Cambridge (UK). My research interests include machine learning and information retrieval, and in particular the topic of neural information retrieval. Over the years, I have worked on several research problems related to document ranking, entity ranking, query formulation, and evaluation. I have co-organized multiple workshops and tutorials, served as a guest editor for the special issue of the Information Retrieval Journal, and co-authored a book on the topic of neural information retrieval. I completed my doctorate at University College London under the supervision of Dr. Emine Yilmaz.