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I lead Cortana Research, a new applied science organization in Microsoft Cortana (Note: We are hiring! Contact me). I used to run the Health Intelligence Team in Microsoft Health and I was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research.

My new book entitled "Interactions with Search Systems" was published in 2016.  Order through Cambridge University Press or Amazon.

I received the 2014 Microsoft BCS/BCS IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award for contributions to information retrieval. See slides from my ECIR 2015 keynote.

I am PC co-chair for SIGIR 2017. The list of accepted papers is now available.

I was founding chair of the steering committee for the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR), pronounced "cheer." CHIIR is a merger of HCIR and IIiX. CHIIR 2018 will be in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

I am a senior associate editor for ACM Transactions on Information Systems, and an associate editor for ACM Transactions on the Web.

I received the SIGIR 2013 Best Paper Award for Beliefs and Biases in Web Search.

We received the SIGIR 2010 Best Paper Award for our paper
Assessing the Scenic Route: Measuring the Value of Search Trails in Web Logs.

We received the SIGIR 2007 Best Paper Award for our paper
Studying the Use of Popular Destinations to Enhance Web Search Interaction.

I received the British Computer Society's (BCS) Distinguished Dissertation Award for the best Computer Science PhD dissertation in the United Kingdom for 2005. I am a Fellow of the BCS.

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