Director, Portfolio Strategy
Microsoft Research (MSR) is actively developing a novel academic search service called Microsoft Academic Search. Although it has been a research project out of Microsoft Asia research lab for years, in the past 18 months the site has undergone a massive expansion and upgrade. In addition to expanding its breadth to include all academic domains (over 100 million papers have been secured via publishers and open access repositories from around the world) MSR is providing rich, customizable author profile pages, a number of innovative visualization tools, and even an open API available to the community. This talk will include an in-depth introduction to this site and will detail Microsoft’s near-term and future plans for this platform.