15 October 2008

Yahoo! VP Heck from Yahoo Labs, technical talk

Talk: "An Introduction to Yahoo! Labs," Friday October 17, 2008, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 1305 NSH

Presenter: Larry Heck, Vice President
Search & Advertising Sciences, Yahoo! Labs

Abstract: Yahoo! Labs is the central advanced research and development organization of Yahoo! Inc., a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. We're responsible for innovating the Internet: all the way from the big invention through to deploying that invention into production. Our goals are nothing short of inventing the future of the Internet and creating the next generation of businesses for Yahoo! In this talk, I will give an overview of Yahoo! Labs and provide a glimpse into the technical problems we are working hard to solve. BIO: Dr. Larry Heck is Vice President of Search & Advertising Sciences at Yahoo. In this role, Dr. Heck leads the teams responsible for the scientific development and deployment of Yahoo search and monetization algorithms. He received the PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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