Kurt Bollacker is an American computer scientist with a research background in the areas of machine learning, digital libraries, semantic networks, and electro-cardiographic modeling. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from The University Of Texas At Austin. He was co-creator of the CiteSeer research tool as a visiting researcher at the NEC Research Institute, the technical director of the Internet Archive, and a biomedical research engineer at the Duke University Medical Center. He is currently pursuing research on long term digital archiving as the Digital Research Director at the Long Now Foundation. His previous position was Chief Scientist at Metaweb Technologies  until Feb, 2009, after which he spent time as a philanthropist and worked at Applied Minds.
In January, 2011 he joined Infochimps as a consulting Data Scientist. In 2012, Bollacker joined the Advisory Board of The Common Crawl Foundation