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Gary William Flake
Yahoo! Research Labs

Dr. Flake joined Yahoo! with the acquisition of Overture in 2003 to lead Yahoo!s research and development efforts, focusing on creating the next generation of Web search. Prior to joining Overture, he was a research scientist at NEC Research Institute and the leader of its Web data-mining program. He has numerous publications spanning over 15 years which have focused on machine learning, data mining, and self-organization. His other research interests include Web measurements, efficient algorithms, models of adaptation inspired by nature, and time series forecasting. Dr. Flake has served on numerous academic conference and workshop organization committees and is a member of the editorial board for the Association for Computing Machinery's Transactions on Internet Technologies. Dr. Flake, who earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, also wrote the award-winning book, The Computational Beauty of Nature, which is used in college courses worldwide.
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