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Ask.com Names UCSB Prof Chief Scientist

Oakland, California-based Ask.com Search Technologies (formerly Ask Jeeves) has named Tao Yang, a professor at UC Santa Barbara, to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist. Yang has been at Ask.com since it acquired Teoma Technologies, where he invested Teoma's ExpertRank search algorithm. Yang has been a professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1993, and is an expert in the area of parallel and distributed systems, Internet search, cluster-based services, and high performance scientific computing. Ask.com is a division of IAC/InterActiveCorp.


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