Jaime Teevan

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Jaime Teevan
Born 1976 (age 39–40)
Fields Computer science
Human-Computer Interaction
Information Retrieval
Institutions Microsoft Research
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yale University
Doctoral advisor David Karger
Notable awards TR35 (2009)
Borg Early Career Award (2014)

Jaime Teevan is an American computer scientist known for her research in human-computer interaction and information retrieval. She is particularly known for the work she has done on personalized search. According to the Technology Review, Teevan "is a leader in using data about people's knowledge, preferences, and habits to help them manage information.[1]"


Teevan received and a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and a Ph.D. and S.M. from MIT.[2][3]

She is currently researcher at Microsoft Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. There she co-authored the first book on collaborative information seeking,.[4] She also edited a book on Personal Information Management (PIM),[5] edited a special issue of Communications of the ACM on the topic, and organized workshops on PIM and query log analysis. She has published numerous technical papers, including several best papers, and was chair of the Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) 2012 conference.


Teevan was named a Technology Review (TR35) 2009 Young Innovator for her research on personalized search[1] and received the CRA-W Borg Early Career Award (BECA) in 2014.[6]


Teevan is married to Alexander Hehmeyer.[7] The couple live in Bellevue, Washington and have four children.[8] Teevan is an advocate for helping researchers successfully integrate parenthood and academic efforts.[6]


  1. ^ a b Kleiner, Kurt (August 2009). "TR35: Jaime Teevan, 32". Technology Review. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.csail.mit.edu/~teevan/work/publications/theses/phd/thesis.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.csail.mit.edu/~teevan/work/publications/theses/masters/thesis.pdf
  4. ^ Morris, Meredith Ringel and Teevan, Jaime (2010). Collaborative Search: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. Morgan and Claypool Publishers. ISBN 1-60845-121-6. 
  5. ^ Jones, William; Teevan, Jaime, eds. (2007). Personal Information Management. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98737-5. 
  6. ^ a b Knies, Rob (April 2014). "Researcher Teevan Wins Borg Early Career Award". Inside Microsoft Research. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "WEDDINGS; Jaime Teevan, Alexander Hehmeyer". New York Times. June 16, 2002. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Vanderkam, Laura (6 June 2015). "Women with Big Jobs and Big Families: Balancing Really Isn't That Hard". Fortune. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 

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