Full Name
Johannes Gehrke
Job Title
Lab Director
Microsoft Research Redmond
Brief Biography
Johannes Gehrke is a Technical Fellow and the Lab Director at Microsoft Research Redmond and the CTO and head of machine learning for the Intelligent Communications and Conversations Cloud (IC3), which powers Microsoft Teams. Previously, he led architecture and machine learning for the IC3 team.

Johannes’ research interests are in the areas of data and AI, more specifically database systems, distributed systems, and machine learning. He has received a National Science Foundation Career Award, an Arthur P. Sloan Fellowship, a Humboldt Research Award, the 2011 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, the 2021 ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award, and he is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow.

Johannes co-authored the undergraduate textbook Database Management Systems (McGrawHill (2002), currently in its third edition), used at universities all over the world. From 1999 to 2015, Johannes was a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, and from 2005 to 2008 he was Chief Scientist at FAST Search and Transfer.
Johannes Gehrke