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Yossi Matias


Yossi Matias is Vice President at Google, working on Search and AI, and is the Head of the Google R&D Center in Israel which he established. He is leading efforts in Search (Google Autocomplete, Search Live Results, Google Trends, Search Console), Conversational AI (Google Duplex, Call Screen, Live Caption, Live Relay, Euphonia, Read Aloud, Recorder, CODEX), and Research initiatives ranging from foundations to applications in Health. He is the global lead of Crisis Response (SOS Alerts, Public Alerts, Flood Forecasting) and the founding co-lead of Google's AI for Social Good initiative and Google for Startups Launchpad accelerator.

Yossi authored over 100 papers and has over 50 patents on his name. He pioneered some of the early technologies for internet privacy, contextual search, and the effective analysis of Big Data. He is a recipient of the 2005 ACM-EATCS Gödel prize "for the profound impact on the theory and practice of the analysis of data streams", was elected in 2009 an ACM Fellow, and is a recipient of the 2019 ACM Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for seminal work on the foundations of streaming algorithms and their application to large-scale data analytics.

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