Retrospective: What I wish I knew while in grad school (lunch will be served)

Speaker: Paul Hsu , MSR

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 11:45 AM

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Location: G882 (Reading Room)

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Contact: Chia-ying Lee, chiaying@csail.mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Retrospective: What I wish I knew while in grad school

In this informal talk, Paul will describe his experiences transitioning from MIT to Microsoft Research. In particular, he will share what he has learned since graduation, what he wish he had known while in grad school, and what it is like to work at Microsoft Research.  Now having experienced both sides of the intern/mentor, interviewee/interviewer, and research/product process, he aims to impart his experiences to current grad students through casual conversation and open Q&A. Lunch will be served.


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Paul Hsu graduated from the MIT CSAIL Spoken Language Systems group in 2009.  Before joining Microsoft Research (MSR) after graduation, he spent three summers interning at Microsoft Research, Google Research, and a speech recognition startup, and a summer mentoring UROPs at MIT.  Currently, he is a researcher at MSR Internet Services Research Center (ISRC) where he collaborates with various researchers and engineers in MSR and Microsoft product groups to apply research methodologies to solve product challenges.  In particular, he has contributed various data structures and algorithms to Bing's auto-completion feature, enabling it to compute the top completions with spelling correction or input method conversion from among billions of queries.

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Created by Chia-ying Lee Email at Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM.