Do you know there is another search engine which is called "CUIL"
September 27, 2008 2:24am CST
Tom Costello, CEO and Founder Tom Costello Tom’s breakthroughs in search architecture and relevance methods are at the core of Cuil’s technology. His research from his first days at Stanford has focused on establishing relevance by analyzing text outside keywords on found pages. Tom’s pioneering work in search began in 1999 when he created Xift, a revolutionary search engine that introduced automatic clustering and page analysis. Tom later joined IBM where he developed the prototype of WebFountain. He was also a member of IBM’s strategy team for Storage Systems Strategy worldwide and drove the development of the company’s Homeland Security strategy. Tom has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and was on the Research faculty there until 2000. Anna Patterson, President and Founder Anna Patterson Anna’s focus is on scaling architecture, tackling one of the major problems in search—the exponential growth of the Internet. Anna was the architect of Google’s large search index, TeraGoogle, that launched in early 2006. While at Google, Anna was the technical lead of one of the two Web ranking groups at Google, in charge of GoogleBase, and the manager for the core piece of Google’s ad-matching technology. She joined Google in 2004 after designing, writing and selling Recall—the largest search engine in existence at the time at 12 billion pages. Anna has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a Research Scientist at Stanford University. Russell Power, VP of Engineering and Founder Russell Power Russell was technical lead for the serving part of TeraGoogle. While at Google he spent two years working on web ranking and on the automatic spam detection project. At Cuil, Russell’s primary interest is in webscale infrastructure development enabling the processing of petabytes of information in a fault tolerant and efficient manner. Prior to Google, Russell worked with BEA Systems in their Advanced Research Group. Russell attended the University of Washington and is on leave there as a PhD candidate in computer science. Vince Sollitto, VP of Communications Vince Sollitto Vince was a spokesman for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, serving as chief deputy press secretary. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Corporate Communications and External Affairs at PayPal, where he directed public, investor and government relations from the launch of the company’s service, through an initial and secondary public offering, until its acquisition by eBay three years later. He also has served as communications director to a United States Senator, a Congressman, and the U.S. House Select Committee on Homeland Security. Vince has a BA in Public Policy Studies and Political Science from Duke University. Pete Szymanski, General Counsel Pete Szymanski Pete was formerly an attorney for seven years in the Silicon Valley office of Cooley Godward Kronish where he specialized in assisting emerging growth companies. Pete is also a cofounder of Optimaret, a technology company focused on optimizing auctions for pay-per-click search advertising and a member of the Board of Directors of Full Circle Fund, a philanthropy organization focused on driving environmental, educational, economic development and technology change in the Bay Area. Pete received a JD from Duke University School of Law and an MBA and BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bruce Baumgart, Head of Operations Bruce Baumgart Bruce was formerly at the Internet Archive and he helped design, build and run petabyte clusters in California, Amsterdam and Egypt. Previously at IBM Almaden Research Center he managed clusters for the WebFountain project. Bruce was the founder and CEO of Softix for 10 years, a global ticketing software business. Bruce worked on mass document storage at Xerox PARC, mobile robotics with Yaskawa and he participated on a DARPA challenge robot vehicle with Team Overbot. Bruce received a PhD from Stanford University in Computer Science for work at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab.