Ark.com: Organizing the world’s social information
Patrick Riley (MIMS ’05, Ph.D. ’11) is the founder and CEO of Ark.com, a modern social search engine. Patrick built his first search engine while an undergraduate at Berkeley, because he was tired of using Alta Vista to find academic articles. During his Ph.D., he created a search platform that captures and indexes everything said on broadcast television, in an effort to see how social media correlates to what is said on television. Patrick has published numerous computer science articles with the IEEE and ACM, as well as having ten years of industry experience.