Standing the test of time: Microsoft researcher honored for prescient machine learning work

Standing the test of time: Microsoft researcher honored for prescient machine learning work

Posted by Allison Linn

Burges honored for prescient machine learning work

When Chris J.C. Burges came to Microsoft Research in 2000, he knew he wanted to work on machine learning projects that would have a real impact on users.

Burges definitely succeeded: He ended up being part of a team that created the basis for the ranking system that is still used in Microsoft's Bing search engine today.

At next week's International Conference on Machine Learning, Burges, a research manager and principal researcher in Microsoft Research's Machine Learning Intelligence Group, and his co-authors will receive the Test of Time Award for the 2005 paper that showed how that system works.

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