Bhaskar Mitra is a Principal Applied Scientist at Bing in the Microsoft Research Montreal lab. He joined Microsoft in 2006 and Bing—then called Live Search—in 2007. His research interests include machine learning and information retrieval, and in particular the topic of neural information retrieval (IR). He co-organized multiple workshops and tutorials, served as a guest editor for the special issue of the Information Retrieval Journal, and co-authored a book on the topic of neural IR. He is currently pursuing a part-time doctorate at University College London under the supervision of Dr. Emine Yilmaz and Dr. David Barber.