Udi Manber

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Udi Manber
Udi Manber.jpg
Udi Manber at the 2005 Where 2.0 Conference
Institutions Google
Yahoo!
University of Washington
University of Arizona
Amazon.com
A9.com
Thesis Concurrency Control for Dynamic Data Structures and Fault Tolerance (1982)
Notable awards Presidential Young Investigator Award
Website
manber.com

Udi Manber (Hebrew: אודי מנבר‎) is an Israeli computer scientist. He is one of the authors of agrep and GLIMPSE. As of April 2006, he is employed by Google as a vice president of engineering.[1]

Education[edit]

He earned both his bachelor's degree in 1975 in mathematics and his master's degree in 1978 from the Technion in Israel. At the University of Washington, he earned another master's degree in 1981 and his Ph.D. in computer science in 1982.

Career[edit]

He has won a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985, 3 best-paper awards, and the Usenix annual Software Tools User Group Award software award in 1999. He developed suffix array, a data structure for string matching, with Gene Myers.[2]

He was a professor at the University of Arizona and authored several articles while there. He wrote Introduction to Algorithms — A Creative Approach.[3]

He became the chief scientist at Yahoo! in 1998.

In 2002, he joined Amazon.com, where he became "chief algorithms officer" and a vice president. He later was appointed CEO of the Amazon subsidiary company A9.com. He filed a patent on behalf of Amazon.[4]

In 2006, he was hired by Google as one of their vice presidents of engineering. In December 2007, he announced Knol, Google's new project to create a knowledge repository.[5]

As of October 13, 2010, he is also responsible for all the search products at Google.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-10-22/tech/30064259_1_udi-manber-google-search-microsoft-s-bing
  2. ^ Manber, U.; Myers, G. (1993). "Suffix Arrays: A New Method for On-Line String Searches". SIAM J. Comput. 22 (5): 935–948. doi:10.1137/0222058.  edit
  3. ^ Manber, Udi (1989). Introduction to algorithms: a creative approach. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-12037-2. 
  4. ^ US 7287042  "Search engine system supporting inclusion of unformatted search string after domain name portion of URL" oldest priority March 3, 2004
  5. ^ Manber, Udi (2007-12-13). "Encouraging people to contribute knowledge". Official Google Blog. Google. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  6. ^ Claburn, Thomas (2010-10-14). "Google's Marissa Mayer Gets New Job Description". Information Week. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 

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