The University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Computer Science
2006-2007 Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series
Web Search - from Information Retrieval to Microeconomic Modeling
11:00 a.m., Room 1043 ERF
Monday, April 16, 2007
In scarcely a decade, web search has gone from simply scaling traditional information retrieval, to a groundswell of new opportunities that are changing marketing as we know it. In this lecture we begin by reviewing this progress, pointing out that web search is no longer a purely computer science problem. We then hint at the role of other disciplines in this ongoing revolution and a number of directions for research.
Prabhakar Raghavan has been Head of Yahoo! Research since July 2005. His research interests include text and web mining, and algorithm design. He is a Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the ACM. Raghavan received his PhD from Berkeley and is a Fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE. Prior to joining Yahoo, he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at Verity; before that he held a number of technical and managerial positions at IBM Research.
Host: Professor Tanya Berger-Wolf