Portrait of Tie-Yan Liu

Tie-Yan Liu

Assistant Managing Director
微软亚洲研究院 副院长

Research Activities

Professional Activities

  • General Co-Chair, ICTIR 2018, CCIR 2018.
  • PC Co-Chair, WebConf 2020 (WWW2020), Computing in 21st Century Conference 2019, SocInfo 2015, ACML 2015, WINE 2014, AIRS 2013, RIAO 2010.
  • Tutorial Co-Chair, SIGIR 2016, WWW 2014, WebConf 2020.
  • Doctorial Consortium Co-Chair, WSDM 2015.
  • PhD Symposium Co-Chair, WWW 2016.
  • Local Co-Chair, ICML 2014.
  • Demo/exhibition Co-Chair, KDD 2012, SIGIR 2019.
  • Track Chair / Area Chair/ Senior PC member, SIGIR 2019, WebConf 2019, AAAI 2019, NIPS 2018, IJCAI 2018, SIGIR 2018, NAACL 2018, AAAI 2018, NIPS 2017, ACL 2017, SIGIR 2017, AAAI 2017, IJCAI 2017, KDD 2017, IJCAI 2016, KDD 2016, AAAI 2016, NIPS 2015, IJCAI 2015, KDD 2015, WWW 2015, ACML 2014, IJCAI 2013, WWW 2011. SIGIR 2008-2011, AIRS 2009-2011.
  • Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Information System, ACM Transactions on Web, Neurocomputing.
  • Editorial Board Member, Information Retrieval Journal, and Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval.
  • Guest Editor, Special issue on Machine Learning in Asia, Machine Learning Journal 2016, Special issue on Learning to Rank for IR, Information Retrieval Journal 2010; Special issue on Learning to Rank Challenge, Journal of Machine Learning Research 2011.
  • Tutorial speaker, AAAI 2017, WWW 2017, KDD 2012, SIGIR 2012, WWW 2011, SIGIR 2010, WWW 2009, WWW 2008, SIGIR 2008.
  • Keynote speaker, TradeWinds Shipowners Forum 2019, CCF-AI 2019, CSIAM Conference on AI and Data Science 2019, ACML 2016, ECML/PKDD 2014, ORSC 2014, CCIR 2014, CCML 2013, PCM 2010, CCIR 2011.
  • Plenary Panelist, KDD 2011.
  • Workshop Co-chair, AAAI Workshop on Distributed Machine Learning (DML), 2017; KDD Workshop on Internet Economics and Online Advertising (ADKDD), 2012; SIGIR Workshop on Online Advertising, 2011; NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning in Online Advertising, 2010; ICML Workshop on Learning to Rank, 2010; SIGIR Workshop on Learning to Rank, 2007-2009.
  • Regularly serve as program committee member / reviewer for many leading international conferences, including SIGIR, NIPS, ICML, ICLR, KDD, AAAI, WWW, WSDM, SDM, ICDM, CIKM, ECIR, ACL, ICIP, etc.
  • Fellow, IEEE.
  • Distinguished member, ACM.
  • Senior member, CCF.
  • Distinguished speaker, CCF.
  • Vice Chair, CIPS Information Retrieval Technical Committee.
  • Co-chair, MSRA fellowship program.
  • Adjunct professor of Carnegie Mellon University (LTI), Nankai University, University of Science and Technology of China, and Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Honorary professor of University of Nottingham.

Awards and Honors

  • Most Influential Scholar Award – Information Retrieval (2007-2017), AMiner
  • China AI Leader Award – Technical Innovation, 2018 (中国AI英雄风云榜 – 技术创新人物奖)
  • Best Student Paper Award, The 10th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML 2018)
  • Qing Zhu Award 青竹奖, China Computer Federation (CCF), 2018
  • Most Cited Chinese Researcher Award, Elsevier 2017
  • “Research team of the year” award (2017), Microsoft Research Asia.
  • Top-10 computer science books by Chinese authors (2015), Springer – Learning to Rank for Information Retrieval
  • Research Break-through Award (2012), Microsoft Research Asia – Computational Economics
  • Best Student Paper Award (2008), ACM SIGIR – BrowseRank: Letting Web Users Vote for Page Importance
  • Most Cited Paper Award (2004-2006), Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCIR) – A New Cut Detection Algorithm with Constant False-Alarm Ratio for Video Segmentation 
  • Ship-It awards, Technology Transfer Awards, and 100+ Patent awards, Microsoft