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Udi Manber

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Udi Manber
Udi Manber at the 2005 Where 2.0 Conference
AwardsPresidential Young Investigator Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, San Francisco
National Institutes of Health
University of Washington
University of Arizona
ThesisConcurrency Control for Dynamic Data Structures and Fault Tolerance (1982)
Doctoral advisorRichard E. Ladner

Udi Manber (Hebrew: אודי מנבר) is an Israeli computer scientist. He is one of the authors of agrep and GLIMPSE. After a career in engineering and management, he worked on medical research.


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 PhD in computer science in 1982.


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. Together with Gene Myers he developed the suffix array, a data structure for string matching.[1]

He was a professor at the University of Arizona and authored several articles while there, including "Using Induction to Design Algorithms" summarizing his textbook (which remains in print) Introduction to Algorithms: A Creative Approach.[2][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 2004, Google promoted sponsored listings for its own recruiting whenever someone searched for his name on Google's search engine.[5]

In 2006, he was hired by Google as one of their vice presidents of engineering.[6] In December 2007, he announced Knol, Google's project to create a knowledge repository.[7]

In October 2010, he was responsible for all the search products at Google.[8]

In October 2014, Manber was named the vice president of engineering at YouTube.[9]

In February 2015, Manber announced that he was leaving YouTube for the National Institutes of Health.[10] He left the role in 2016.

In February 2017, Manber went to work for the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a technical advisor to UCSF's Institute for Computational Health Sciences.[citation needed]

In October 2018, it was reported that Manber was joining Anthem as its chief AI officer.[11]

Manber served on the board of directors for Twiggle[12] and is an advisor to Amino Health.[13]


  1. ^ Manber, U.; Myers, G. (1993). "Suffix Arrays: A New Method for On-Line String Searches". SIAM J. Comput. 22 (5): 935–948. CiteSeerX doi:10.1137/0222058. S2CID 5074629.
  2. ^ Manber, Udi (1988). "Using Induction to Design Algorithms" (PDF). Commun. ACM. 31 (11): 1300–1313. doi:10.1145/50087.50091. S2CID 18133254.
  3. ^ Manber, Udi (1989). Introduction to algorithms: a creative approach. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-201-12037-0.
  4. ^ US 7287042  "Search engine system supporting inclusion of unformatted search string after domain name portion of URL" oldest priority March 3, 2004
  5. ^ "Interview with A9's Manber up on B2.0". 15 April 2004.
  6. ^ "Meet Google's New Search Boss: Udi Manber - Business Insider". Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  7. ^ Manber, Udi (2007-12-13). "Encouraging people to contribute knowledge". Official Google Blog. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  8. ^ Claburn, Thomas (2010-10-14). "Google's Marissa Mayer Gets New Job Description". Information Week. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  9. ^ D'Onfro, Julian (October 3, 2014). "Meet The Superstar Team Of Google Veterans Who Are Changing YouTube". Business Insider. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  10. ^ Winkler, Rolfe (10 February 2015). "Search Whiz Udi Manber Leaves Google". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Google's former head of search products has just joined insurer Anthem to run its A.I. group". CNBC. October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Dr. Udi Manber". Twiggle. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Our team". Amino. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

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