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Alex Wade

  • Director - Scholarly Communication
  • Microsoft Research
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Research interests

Artificial IntelligenceData MiningInformation RetrievalScholarly Communication


Alex Wade is Director of Scholarly Communications at Microsoft Research, currently focused on Microsoft Academic, involving aspects of knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, intentionality, dialog systems, semantic search and intelligent agents. Alex holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from U.C. Berkeley, and a Masters of Librarianship degree from the University of Washington. During his career at Microsoft, Alex has managed Microsoft’s internal corporate search and taxonomy management services, has worked on Windows Search for multiple Windows OS releases, and has implemented an Open Access policy governing Microsoft Research’s scholarly output. Prior to joining Microsoft, Alex worked in the library systems of the University of Washington, the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley.

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Publications (5)

  • Chemistry Add-in for Word

    • Townsend J
    • Murray-Rust P
    • Downing J
  • Enhancing Research Publication using Rich Interactive Narratives

    • Takeda K
    • Keay S
    • Earl G
  • Tools for the Scholarly Communication Lifecycle

    • Wade A
  • A Research-Output Repository Platform

    • Wade A
  • University of Washington Digital Registry

    • Jordan W
    • Shadle S
    • Wade A

Professional experience

Director - Scholarly Communication

Microsoft Research

April 2008 - Present

Senior Program Manager (Windows Search)

Microsoft Corporation

February 2005 - April 2008(3 years)

Education history


University of Washington

July 1993 - June 1996(3 years)

BA - Philosophy

University of California - Berkeley

September 1984 - August 1988(4 years)