Rosie Jones, PhD

Director of Research in NLP, Spotify


Dr. Rosie Jones is Director of Research at Spotify, where whe leads a team of research scientists working on search and natural language understanding for music and podcasts. Before that, she worked at Microsoft, in the New England Research and Development Center (NERD), on conversational understanding. Prior to this she was Director of Data Science at MediaMath, where she led a team conducting research on large-scale machine learned models for display advertising. She moved to MediaMath via an acquisition from Akamai. Prior to working at Akamai, Dr Jones spent 8 years as a scientist at Yahoo! Labs, working on search and sponsored search. Her research interests include online user behavior, conversational understanding systems, web search, natural language processing and ccomputational advertising. Dr. Jones has a PhD in Language and Information Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.Sc. from the University of Sydney, majoring in Computer Science. Her research at Microsoft, Akamai and Yahoo! has led to publications, product improvements and 14 issued patents, as well as academic service including senior PC member for COLING and SIGIR. Dr Jones is a Senior Member of the ACM.