Massimo Marchiori

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Massimo Marchiori (Padua, 1970) is an Italian mathematician and computer scientist.


In July, 2004, he was awarded the TR35 prize by Technology Review (the best 35 researchers in the world under the age of 35).[1]

He is Professor in Computer Science at the University of Padua, and Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the World Wide Web Consortium.[citation needed]

He was the creator of HyperSearch, a search engine where the results were based not only on single page ranks, but on the relationship between single pages and the rest of the Web. Afterwards, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin cited HyperSearch when they introduced PageRank.[2]

In April 2010 he became the Chief Technology Officer of Atomium Culture.[3]

He was the creator of Volunia, launched on February 2012.[4][5] On the 8th of June 2012 Marchiori announced, with an open letter,[6][7][8] that he had been excluded from the CTO position in the company "because someone else wants to do it instead of me. This person wants to decide everything, without me. And so, he put himself into my shoes, commanding me to step aside".


  1. ^ "TR35: Massimo Marchiori, 34". Technology Review. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ Page, Lawrence and Brin, Sergey and Motwani, Rajeev and Winograd, Terry (January 29, 1998). "The PageRank Citation Ranking: Bringing Order to the Web." (PDF). Stanford University. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "About AC | Atomium Culture". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ Giovanni Caprara (2009-12-24). "Volunia, Italy’s Answer to Google - Corriere della Sera". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Volunia, A Social Search Engine, Invites Public To Kick The Tires". 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Perché lascio Volunia". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  7. ^ Di Alessia Manfredi. "L'amaro addio di Marchiori a Volunia "Qualcuno vuole decidere senza di me"". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

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