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Yumao Lu

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Ph. D. (UCLA 2005)

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Microsoft Sillicon Valley Center

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Email: yumao.lu@ucla.edu

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Dr. Yumao Lu

Yumao Lu is currently a Principal Development Lead at Microsoft Sillicon Valley Center in Mountain View, Califorinia. Before joining Microsoft in August 2010, he was a Senior Scientist at Yahoo! Labs in Sunnyvale, California. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles in 2005. His research has been on computational models for large scale systems and its applications in machine learning, information retrieval, natural language processing, and their intersections.


Research Interests

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR) and their intersection;

Machine Learning, Computational Models for Large Scale System;

Search Relevance, Query Rewriting, User and Intent Modeling

Learning to Rank, Text Mining, Semantic Text Matching;

Operations Research, Semi-definite Programming;

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Work Experience

Principal Development Lead, Microsoft, Bing, Mountain View, California, Aug. 2010-present.

Senior Scientist, Yahoo! Labs, Search Sciences, Sunnyvale, California, Dec. 2005-Aug 2010.

Temporary Technical Staff, Siemens Corporate Research, Department of Intelligent Vision and Reasoning, Princeton, New Jersey, Dec. 2004- Sept. 2005.

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Education

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005.

M. Phil. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2001.

B. Eng. in Automatic Control, Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1999.

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Licensed U.S. Patents

Fuchun Peng, Nawaaz Ahmed, Xin Li, and Yumao Lu, Word Pluralization Handling in Query for Web Search, Patent No. 7,996,410, 2011.

Yumao Lu, Nawaaz Ahmed, Fuchun Peng, Marco Zagha, Query Identification and Normalization for Web Search, Patent No. 7,974,971, 2011.

Fuchun Peng, Nawaaz Ahmed, Yumao Lu, and Marco Zagha, Predictive Stemming for Web Search with Statistical Machine Translation Models, Patent No. 7,788,276, 2010.

Yumao Lu, Nawaaz Ahmed, Fuchun Peng and Marco Zagha Local Query Identification and Normalization for Web Search, Patent No. 7,769,746, 2010.

Yumao Lu, Fuchun Peng, Xin Li, and Nawaaz Ahmed, Techniques for Navigational Query Identification, Patent No. 7,693,865, 2010.

Xin Li, Nawaaz Ahmed, Fuchun Peng, and Yumao Lu, Query Rewriting with Spell Correction Suggestions Using a Generated Set of Query Features, Patent No. 7,630,978, 2009.

Lin Hong, Yumao Lu and Hong Shen, System and Method for Detecting Ground Glass Nodules in Medical Images, Patent No. 7,555,152, 2009.

Pending U.S. Patents

Yumao Lu, Nawaaz Ahmed, Fuchun Peng, and Marco Zagha, Query Processing For Web Search, Application No. 12/694,515, Filed on July. 1st, 2011

Yumao Lu, Fuchun Peng, and Benoit Dumoulin, Personalize Search Results for Search Queries with General Implicit Local Intent, Application No. 12/694,515, Filed on Jan. 27, 2010

Yumao Lu, Lei Duan, Fan Li, Benoit Dumoulin and Xing Wei, Semantic and Text Matching Techniques for Network Search, Application No. 12/563,357, Filed on Sept 21, 2009

Yumao Lu, Detect, Index, and Retrieve Term-Group Attributes for Network Search, Application No. 12/563,347, Filed on Sept 21, 2009

Huihsin Tseng, Longbin Chen, Yumao Lu, and Fuchun Peng, Query-URL N-Gram Features in Web Ranking, Application No. 12/541,063, Filed on Aug. 13 2009

Yumao Lu, Fuchun Peng, and Benoit Dumoulin, Predictive Person Name Variants for Web Search with Statistical Machine Translation Models, Application No. 12/480,628, Filed on Jun. 8 2009

Yumao Lu and Benoit Dumoulin, System and Method for Ranking Web Searches with Quantified Semantic Features, Yahoo! Inc., Application No. 12/360,016, Filed on Jan. 26 2009

Fuchun Peng, Xing Wei, Yumao Lu, Xin Li, Donald Metzler, Hang Cui and Benoit Dumoulin, System and Method for Improved Search Relevance Using Proximity Boosting, Application No. 12/360,008, Filed on Jan. 26 2009

Yumao Lu and Benoit Dumoulin, Topical Ranking in Information Retrieval, Application No. 12/354,533, Filed on Jan. 15 2009

Yumao Lu and Benoit Dumoulin, Selective Term Weighting for Web Search Based on Semantic Parsing, Application No. 12/256,371, Filed on Oct. 22 2008

Yumao Lu and Benoit Dumoulin, Automatic Query Concepts Identification and Drifting for Web Search, Application No. 12/252,220, Filed on Oct. 15 2008

Yumao Lu, Nawaaz Ahmed, Fuchun Peng and Benoit Dumoulin, Name Verification Using Machine Learning, Application No. 12/060,154, Filed on Mar. 31 2008

Fuchun Peng, Yumao Lu, Nawaaz Ahmed, and Bin Tan, Multi-Term Search Result with Unsupervised Query Segmentation Method and Apparatus, Application No. 12/048,715, Filed on Mar. 14 2008

Yumao Lu, Nawaaz Ahmed, Fuchun Peng, and Xin Li, Method and Apparatus for Performing Multi-Phase Ranking of Web Search Results by Re-Ranking Results Using Feature and Label Calibration, Application No. 11/942,410, Filed on Nov. 19 2007.

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Publications

Xing Wei, Fuchun Peng, Huishin Tseng, Yumao Lu, Xuerui Wang, and Benoit Dumoulin, 2010, "Search with Synonyms: Problems and Solutions", The 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), Beijing, China, August 2010

 

Yumao Lu, Fuchun Peng, Xing Wei and Benoit Dumoulin, 2010, "Personalize Web Search Results with User's Location", The 33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2010), (poster), Geneva, Switzerland, July 2010

 

Xing Wei, Fuchun Peng, Huihsin Tseng, Yumao Lu, and Benoit Dumoulin, 2009, "Context Sensitive Synonym Discovery for Web Search Queries", The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2009), (short paper), Hong Kong, November 2009

 

Yumao Lu, Fuchun Peng, Gilad Mishne, Xing Wei, and Benoit Dumoulin, 2009, "Improving Web Search Relevance with Semantic Features", The 14th Annual International ACM SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2009), (Oral Presentation), Singapore, August 2009

 

Yumao Lu, Vwani Roychowdhury and Lieven Vandenberghe, 2008, "Distributed Parallel Support Vector Machines in Strongly Connected Networks", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. 19, no. 7, pp 1167-1178, July 2008

 

Yumao Lu, and Vwani Roychowdhury, 2008, "Parallel Randomized Sampling for Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Support Vector Regression (SVR)", Knowledge and Information Systems, vol. 14, no. 2, pp 233-247, 2008

 

Fuchun Peng, Nawaaz Ahmed, Xin Li, and Yumao Lu, 2007, "Context Sensitive Stemming for Web Search", The 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2007), (Acceptance rate 17.5%), Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2007

 

Yumao Lu, Fuchun Peng, Xin Li and Nawaaz Ahmed, 2006, "Coupling Feature Selection and Machine Learning Methods for Navigational Query Identification", ACM Fifteenth Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2006), (Acceptance rate 15%), Arlington, VA, November 2006

 

Yumao Lu and Vwani Roychowdhury, 2006, "Parallel Randomized Support Vector Machine", Nominated Paper for Best Student Paper Award , The 10th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2006), (Acceptance rate 19.9%), Singapore, April 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, vol. 3918, pp 205-214, 2006

 

Liming Liu and Yumao Lu, 2004, "Dynamic Traffic Control for Web-Server Networks", Computer Networks, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 532-536.

 

Yumao Lu, 1999, "Seven Often Used Techniques in Rebutment", Speech and Eloquence (in Chinese), ISBN 1006-4699, pp. 28-30, April, 1999.

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Awards and Normination

Nominated Paper for Best Student Paper Award, (5 out of 501 papers), The 10th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Singapore, 2006.

National First Prize, National Instrument Society of China, China, 1998.

National Champion, First National University TV Debate Championship, Beijing, China, 1997.

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Academic Services

Reviewer

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

Program Committee

SIGIR 2010 Workshop on Query Representation and Understanding

Reviewer

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

Committee Member

NAACL-HLT Workshop on Semantic Search 2010

Committee Member

The 32nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2009)

Reviewer

Neurocomputing

Reviewer

Data & Knowledge Engineering

Reviewer

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Reviewer

22nd Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2006)

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Teaching

Teaching Fellow: EE 131A, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004

Probability

Teaching Assistant: IEEM 230, Spring 2000

Industrial Data System

Teaching Assistant: IEEM 230, Spring 2000

Computing in Industrial Applications

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Graduate Course Work

Statistical Machine Learning

CS 276A

Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

STATS M231

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

STATS 216

High Dimensinal Data Analysis

Operations Research (Optimization)

EE 236A

Linear Programming

EE 236B

Nonlinear Programming

EE 236C

Optimization in Large Scale System

EE 232E

Graphs and Networks Flow

IEEM 525

Stochastic Models in Operations Research

IEEM 610G

Dynamic Programming

ELEC 530

Stochastic Proces

IEEM 610J

Survey of Stochastic Process

Signal Processing

EE 211A

Digital Image Processing I

EE 211B

Digital Image Processing II

EE M214A

Digital Speech Processing

Communications

EE 232A

Stochastic Telecommunication System

EE 232B

Telecommunication Switching and Queueing System

EE 232E

Graphs and Networks Flow

Data System

IEEM 511A

Information System Design

CS 240A

Data and Knowledge Base

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Supervisors' Sites

Prof. Vwani Roychowdhury, my supervisor at UCLA

Prof. Lieven Vandenberghe, my supervisor at UCLA

Prof. Liming Liu, my supervisor at HKUST

 

My Current Work

Bing Search

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