Misha Bilenko leads the Machine Learning Algorithms team in Cloud+Enterprise division of Microsoft, working on a broad range of ML algorithms and systems for Azure Machine Learning and other product groups. Before that, he spent seven years in the Machine Learning Group in Microsoft Research, which he joined after receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He co-edited “Scaling Up Machine Learning” published by Cambridge U. Press, and his work has received best paper awards from KDD and SIGIR. His research interests include parallel and distributed learning algorithms, accuracy debugging methods, and trainable representations and similarity functions.