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Oren Etzioni

Venture Partner

Dr. Oren Etzioni is Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He has been a Professor at the University of Washington’s Computer Science department starting in 1991. The goal of Oren’s research is to solve fundamental problems in AI, particularly the automatic learning of knowledge from text. “I’m most interested in data mining and associated AI methods for their potential to revolutionize how we use computers.”

He was also the founder or co-founder of several companies including Farecast (sold to Microsoft in 2008) and Decide (sold to eBay in 2013), and the author of over 100 technical papers that have garnered roughly 20,000 citations.

Awards and recognition

Dr. Etzioni has received several awards including GeekWire’s Hire of the Year (2014), Seattle’s Geek of the Year (2013), the Robert Engelmore Memorial Award (2007), the IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award (2005), AAAI Fellow (2003), and a National Young Investigator Award (1993).

Education

Oren received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991, and his B.A. from Harvard in 1986.

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