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I am a Principal Applied Scientist at Bing in the Microsoft Research Montreal lab. I joined Microsoft in 2006 and Bing—then called Live Search—in 2007. Before moving to MSR Montreal, I have been part of the Microsoft labs in Hyderabad (India), Bellevue (USA), and Cambridge (UK). Over the years in Bing, I have worked on several problems related to document ranking, entity ranking, query formulation, and evaluation. My interests include machine learning and information retrieval, and in particular the topic of neural information retrieval (check out our recent overview paper on this topic). I have co-organized multiple workshops and tutorials on neural IR, and also served as a guest editor for the special issue of the Information Retrieval Journal on the same topic. I am currently pursuing a part-time doctorate at University College London under the supervision of Dr. Emine Yilmaz and Dr. David Barber.

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