Joining Microsoft Research

June 2, 2010

I am thrilled to join the NLP team at Microsoft Research in mid-Summer 2010. There is no better place in industry to push forth a research agenda in large-scale text processing. I will work closely with a world renowned team of scientists, pushing the boundaries of information extraction and knowledge management, driven by a deep desire to improve our web search experience.

Adieu Yahoo!

June 1, 2010

For the past two and a half years, I have had the privilege of leading the text mining sciences team at Yahoo! Labs. It's been an enlightening, educational, and sometimes downright bumpy road. With seemingly endless cappuccinos and fussball matches, we managed to get some great work done, advancing the state of large-scale text mining and succeeding in porting our technologies to production systems. The future is bright at Yahoo, but it is time to move on and reclaim my roots in research. To my team and my talented colleagues: adieu and best wishes.

About Me

Patrick Pantel is a Partner Research Manager at Microsoft Research, conducting research in large-scale natural language processing, text mining, and knowledge acquisition. Prior he served as a Senior Research Manager at Yahoo! Labs, and as a Research Assistant Professor at the USC Information Sciences Institute. In 2003, he received a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. More ...

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