Search Engines Lecture

The Four Dimensions of Search Engines

Monday, September 10, 2007
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
155 Kroeber Hall
Jan Pedersen, Yahoo Search

Abstract not available.

Jan O. Pedersen is currently Chief Scientist for the Search and Marketplace Division of Yahoo!.

Pedersen began his career at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where he managed a research program on information access technologies.  In 1996 he joined Verity (recently purchased by Autonomy) to manage their advanced technology program. In 1998 Dr. Pedersen joined Infoseek/Go Network, a first generation Internet search engine, as Director of Search and Spidering. In 2002 he joined Alta Vista as Chief Scientist. Alta Vista has later acquired by Overture, which was in turn acquired by Yahoo!

Dr. Pedersen holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University and a BA in Statistics from Princeton University. He is credited with more than ten issued patents and has authored more than twenty refereed publications on information access topics, seven of which are in the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) proceedings.

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March 26, 2015