Evelyne Viegas is Senior Director of Research Engagement at Microsoft Research. In her current role, she leads initiatives in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Computing Systems, Experiences and AI and Society, working in partnership with the academic research community, and business groups, worldwide. She develops signature programs via research collaborations to drive open innovation.
Prior to her present role, Evelyne worked as a Technical Lead at Microsoft delivering Natural Language Processing components to Office and Windows. Before Microsoft, and after completing her Ph.D. in France, she worked as a Principal Investigator at the Computing Research Laboratory in New Mexico on an ontology-based Machine Translation project. Evelyne serves on international editorial, program and award committees.