Evelyne Viegas is Senior Director of Global Research Engagement at Microsoft Research. She drives the research engagement strategy, designing collaborative programs which are open and cooperative with the external research community. She leads initiatives in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Computing Systems and Experiences, working in partnership with the academic community, engineering and business groups, industry partners and government agencies worldwide.
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.