Amr Ahmed is a Staff Research Scientist at Google. He received his M.Sc and PhD degrees from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He received the best paper award at KDD 2014 , the best Paper Award at WSDM 2014, the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award, and a best paper award (runner-up) at WSDM 2012. He served as an Area Chair for ICML 2017, KDD 2016, WSDM 2015, ICML 2014, and ICDM 2014. His research interests include large-scale machine learning, data/web mining, user modeling, personalization, social networks and content analysis.