Silviu Cucerzan is a Sr. Principal researcher in Microsoft Research, which he joined in 2003, after completing his PhD studies at the Johns Hopkins University. His research has focused on topics at the intersection of NLP and IR with concrete applications to industry, including entity recognition and linking, multilingual spelling correction, question answering, query suggestion and ad selection, vertical search, fact extraction, fact verification, and vandalism detection. His collaborations with product groups have resulted in numerous technology transfers to Microsoft products. During 2016 to 2019, he led the NLP group in the Bing Knowledge Graph group, where he was responsible for developing and shipping new technologies for fact extraction from news, Web tables, and text, as well as vandalism detection in Web knowledge collections. After winning the Microsoft Hackathon with a project that was bringing knowledge from the Bing graph to Office applications, he led the team that developed the back-end for the new Data Types feature in Excel, which intelligently enhances spreadsheets with rich content from Bing’s knowledge graph
May 4-7, 2020
Knowledge Graphs form an organized and curated set of facts that provide support for models to help understand the world. This conference gathers technology leaders, researchers, academics, vendors — and most importantly, practitioners, who know the discipline. For KGC 2020, attendees can participate from wherever they want in the world, from the comfort of their homes. We will stream the content, provide access to our speakers and support chat and networking as well as give access to all of the content live and on-demand after the event.