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Co-founded company, working with CEO on fundraising and other
corporate matters, setting technical direction for the company, and
evaluating outside technologies.
Senior Technology Strategist, May 1998 to February 2000.|
Director, Advanced Technologies, October 1996 to May 1998.
- Working with the CTO to set technology strategy;
- Technology evaluation and direction to the commerce, community, and advertising teams; and
- Technical due diligence for acquisitions.
Director, Product Development, July 1995 to October 1996.
- Researching, designing, and prototyping advanced products;
- Providing technical assistance and guidance to all Lycos and third party
engineering groups, including design reviews, some code reviews, and
trouble shooting and solution generation;
- Reviewing technologies and partnerships being presented to us. This
includes technologies for in-house use, licensing, co-branding, and acquisition;
- Keeping abreast of emerging internet standards, technologies, products and
- Being a technical spokesperson for engineering while interacting with
other departments within Lycos;
Lead numerous development efforts, including the development of the
lycos Centispeed spider, the technical side of the A2Z directory, the
original advertising scheduling, insertion, and tracking system, the
Lycos backlink system, and the customization software for supporting
multiple views of the same on-line service.
|Carnegie Mellon University|
Research Programmer, Center for Machine Translation, January 1990 to July 1995.|
- The WebAnts project
- Principal investigator on this project, funded by Texas
Instruments, to develop prototype distributed information discovery
and retrieval agents for the World Wide Web.
- The Catalyst Project
- Member of the development team for a large-scale one-to-many
translation system. Developed and maintained most of the text
generation software, as well as tools for corpus analysis and
knowledge base construction. Also, headed up the Spanish generation
- The Dionysis Project
- Member of the development team for this distributed machine
translation system designed around a blackboard model.
Developed the blackboard control architecture and provided integration
- BS in Information Systems (Minor in Industrial Management),
December 1989, Carnegie Mellon University.
- Graduate work in linguistics and computer science,
1990-1993, Carnegie Mellon University.
Named to the "40 Under 40" for 2000 by the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project and Pittsburgh Magazine.
Inventor (with others at Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie
Group, Inc., and Caterpillar, Inc.) on Patent #5677835 "Integrated Authoring and Translation System."
the Lexicon Acquisition Process,'' with D. Lonsdale, K.
Keck, and E. Nyberg, Proceedings of the 5th
International IEEE Conference on Tools for Artificial
Intelligence, New Orleans, November, 1994.
- ``Web Agent Related Research at the Center for Machine
Translation,'' with M. Mauldin, ACM Special Interest Group
on Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval (ACM-SIGNIDR-V), McLean,
VA, August 1994.
Machine Translation: An Interlingua Approach,'' with D.
Lonsdale and A. Franz, Proceedings of the Seventh
International Conference on Industrial & Engineering
Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Austin, May 1994.
Reasoned Interlingua for Knowledge-Based Machine
Translation,'' with D. Lonsdale and A. Franz, Proceedings of
the 1994 Canadian Conference of Artificial Intelligence,
Banff, Alberta, May 1994.
- ``MORPHE: A Practical Compiler for Reversible Morphology Rules,''
Poster Session, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Applied
Natural Language Processing, Trento, Italy, April 1992.
DIBBS Blackboard Control Architecture and Its Application to
Distributed Natural Language Processing,'' with E. Nyberg,
Proceedings of the 2nd International IEEE Conference on
Tools for Artificial Intelligence, November, 1990.
- "Creating Content". Participated in panel on developing content
and managing site growth at the Fourth International World Wide
Web Conference, Boston, MA, December 1995.
- Web-wide Indexing/Semantic Header Workshop, Darmstadt, Germany, May 1995.
- PICS Developers' Workshop, MIT, Cambridge, MA, June 1996.
- ``DIOGENES-90'' with E. Nyberg, S. Nirenburg, and C. Defrise.
CMU-CMT-91-123. Center for Machine Translation, Carnegie Mellon
- ``TUT: A Tree Unification Toolkit'' with A. Franz.
CMU-CMT-92-131. Center for Machine Translation, Carnegie Mellon