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.
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.
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