Semantic Computing for eScience


May 19, 2011


Evelyne Viegas, director of Semantic Computing at Microsoft Research Connections, delivers this presentation at the 2011 Microsoft Research Latin American Faculty Summit. This presentation was part of the Computing in eScience research track at the summit.


Evelyne Viegas

Evelyne Viegas, is responsible for the Online Technologies and Web Cultures initiative in the External Research & Programs team at Microsoft Research in Redmond WA, U.S. Prior to her present role, Evelyne has been working as a Technical Lead, and Program Manager at Microsoft delivering Natural Language Processing components to projects for MSN, 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. She has edited the following books: “Computational Lexical Semantics” Cambridge University Press and “Breadth and Depth of Semantic Lexicons” Kluwer Academic Press. Her current research interests include approaches and experiences to make the web more “intelligent” and safer with a focus on finding information, sitting at the desktop or while on the move.