Senior Applied Scientist
Yuxiao Dong is an Senior Applied Scientist at Microsoft Research, Redmond. His research focuses on data
mining, network science, and computational social science, with an emphasis on applying computational
models to address problems in large-scale networked systems, such as the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG).
His research has won four best paper awards/nominations as well as the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Doctoral
Dissertation Award Honorable Mention.
Principal Data Scientist
Iris Shen is a Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft Research and holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from
University of Southern California. She is the lead data scientist for Microsoft Academic which leverages
the cognitive power of machine learning and the Microsoft Academic Graph to assist humans in scientific
research. Her past work includes business intelligence solutions for various web services and large-scale
optimization applications in the supply chain management domain.