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Louis Monier
eBay
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Director, Advanced Technology Group, eBay Louis Monier likes to solve hard and relevant problems. As the director of the Advanced Technology Group, eBay's Research arm, he is in charge of bringing innovative solutions to the World's Online Marketplace(r). He recently led the redesign of the search solution that now powers eBay. Monier and his group are also pushing the envelope in various areas including real-time messaging, finding, recommendations and trust-and-safety. Monier began his career in the United States started as a post-doc at Carnegie-Mellon in 1980, working with H.T. Kung on theory of circuit complexity, VLSI and CAD tools. In 1983, Louis moved to XEROX P.A.R.C. where for six years he explored novel CAD tools and designed a number of VLSI chips. In 1989 Monier joined DEC Western Research Laboratory (WRL) in Palo Alto where he continued to explore high-performance circuits, CAD tools, and software engineering tools. In 1995, while at WRL, Monier launched AltaVista, which became the leading Web search engine. From 1995 to 1999 he was the CTO of AltaVista, introducing powerful technical innovations: the fastest Web crawler, an efficient and powerful search engine, BabelFish, the first free automated translation site on the Web, and many others. After leaving AltaVista in 1999, Monier spent a year as the CTO of BigVine, a Kleiner-Perkins start-up in the Internet barter space. He then joined eBay in 2001. Born and educated in France, Louis got his Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science in 1980 from the University of Paris.
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