He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from The University Of Texas At Austin. Bollacker spent time as a biomedical research engineer at the Duke University Medical Center where worked on electro-cardiography. He is co-creator of the CiteSeer research tool  which was produced while he was a visiting researcher at the NEC Research Institute.
During his tenure as Technical Director of the Internet Archive, Bollacker lead the work to create The Wayback Machine. While Chief Scientist at Metaweb Technologies he was key contributor to the development of Freebase. After Metaweb, Bollacker worked at Applied Minds and as a consulting Data Scientist.
Bollacker is a dedicated philanthropist who is involved with multiple non-profit organizations. He serves on the Advisory Board of The Common Crawl Foundation  For several years he has pursued research on long term digital archiving as the Digital Research Director at the non-profit Long Now Foundation.
- Alteration of Ventricular Fibrillation by Propranolol and Isoproterenol Detected by Epicardial Mapping with 506 Electrodes
- A Cellular Automata Three-dimensional Model Of Ventricular Cardiac Activation
- About CiteSeer
- CiteSeer: An Autonomous Web Agent for Automatic Retrieval and Identification of Interesting Publications (1998)
- Freebase: a collaboratively created graph database for structuring human knowledge (2008)
- Google Gets Smarter with Named Entities Acquires MetaWeb
- Big Data Giant Joins InfoChimps to Save the World's Structured Information Archived 2011-01-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Welcome Kurt Bollacker to the Infochimps Team!
- Common Crawl Advisory Board
- Long Now Digital Researcher Director Kurt Bollacker
- U.T. Austin student page for Kurt Bollacker
- Bollacker's article in American Scientist "Avoiding a Digital Dark Age"
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