Monday, December 28, 2015

Working at Microsoft

I'm joining Microsoft! I'll be part of the excellent Analysis and Experimentation team, helping people learn from data. I'm excited!

I've been geeking out with big data from before data science was a thing and before being a geek ever could be considered a compliment. For two decades, I've enjoyed looking at the paths people take online, where they find success and where they become annoyed, and how changes can help more find success.

Sometimes this is prioritizing things people like and find useful. Sometimes it is changing or eliminating things that, despite the good intentions of the developers and designers, don't work for people. Sometimes it is anonymously sharing things that only some people found with others who haven't found it yet. And sometimes it is having humility about being able to guess what will work and deciding to try many things to discover what actually does work.

If you're at Microsoft, whether an old friend, a team looking to talk about recommendations, personalization, data science, and experimentation, or just looking to chat, please get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.


rif said...

Congrats! I hope you have a great time there.

Tom Butcher said...

Hey Greg. Welcome back!

Greg Linden said...

Thanks, Rif! And sorry again that Google didn't work out. Bad luck and timing, I think. I'm still disappointed and saddened about the whole thing.

Thanks, Tom! I'd love to catch up once I'm there if you have a chance. You always get to work on the coolest stuff!

Sebastián said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a great time there.
Best from Argentina

Ronny Kohavi said...

Welcome to our Analysis & Experimentation team, Greg.
For others interested in what we do, take a look at

Peter Norvig said...

Congratulations and best of luck to you and Ronny and the team.

Marc Najork said...

Congratulations, Greg! Why does this feel like "full circle"?

Qingsong Yao said...

Congratulations. Looking forward to hear more from you