2005年04月13日

米Yahoo!研究開発のトップ、Microsoftに転職

米Yahoo!の研究開発部門のトップとして次世代検索エンジンの開発を率いていた、著名な検索エンジン研究者のGary William Flake氏がMicrosoftに移籍したことが明らかになった。「Distinguished Engineer」という肩書きで雇用される。

Flake氏は2003年のYahoo!によるOverture買収に伴いYahoo!に移籍。Yahoo!の研究開発部門のトップに就任して次世代のWeb検索の開発に携わっていた。Overture入社前は米NEC Research Instituteのリサーチサイエンティストで、Webデータマイニングプログラムの研究プロジェクトで名声を得た。

We're thrilled to announce that Dr. Gary William Flake has joined the Microsoft as a Distinguished Engineer; Dr. Flake is the first person outside the company to be hired as a distinguished engineer (DE). Dr. Flake comes from Yahoo where he led their research and development efforts, focusing on creating the next generation of Web search. At Microsoft he'll be responsible for bridging the innovation happening between Microsoft Research and MSN and for setting the technology vision and future direction of the MSN portal, web search, desktop search and monetization engine. [MSN Hires Dr. Gary Flake, msnsearch's WebLog, Tuesday, April 12, 2005 12:02 PM]

Gary William Flake
http://research.yahoo.com/staff/corporate/flakeg.shtml
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著名サーチエンジン研究者が米Yahoo!から米Microsoftに転職 [Internet Watch]
http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/news/2005/04/13/7257.html

Gary William Flake Principal Scientist & Head flakegDr. Flake joined Yahoo! with the acquisition of Overture in 2003 to lead Yahoo!s research and development efforts, focusing on creating the next generation of Web search. Prior to joining Overture, he was a research scientist at NEC Research Institute and the leader of its Web data-mining program. He has numerous publications spanning over 15 years which have focused on machine learning, data mining, and self-organization. His other research interests include Web measurements, efficient algorithms, models of adaptation inspired by nature, and time series forecasting.

Dr. Flake has served on numerous academic conference and workshop organization committees and is a member of the editorial board for the Association for Computing Machinery's Transactions on Internet Technologies. Dr. Flake, who earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, also wrote the award-winning book, The Computational Beauty of Nature, which is used in college courses worldwide.

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