Donald Metzler is a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google Inc. Prior to that, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and a Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo!. He has served as the Program Chair of the WSDM, ICTIR, and OAIR conferences and sat on the editorial boards of all the major journals in his field. He has published over 100 research papers, has been awarded 9 patents, and is a co-author of "Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice". He currently leads a research group focused on a variety of problems at the intersection of machine learning, natural language processing, and information retrieval.