CUSO Winter School in Computer Science

Information Technology on the Web

January 28 - February 1, 2008
Champéry, Switzerland
Invited Speakers

Andrei Z. Broder (Yahoo! Research)

A. Broder is a Yahoo! Research Fellow and VP for Emerging Search Technology. Previously he has been a Distinguished Engineer in IBM and VP for Research and Chief Scientist at AltaVista. His main research interests are the design, analysis, and implementation of randomized algorithms and supporting data structures, in particular in the context of web-scale information retrieval and applications (best paper awards at WWW6 & WWW9). He is a fellow of IEEE and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

David Hawking (CSIRO, ICT Centre)

D. Hawking is a researcher in the CSIRO ICT Centre, project leader of the Information Retreival project responsible for the Funnelback enterprise search engine. His interests lie in the areas of Information Retrieval and Web Search, particularly in search evaluation in realistic contexts, distributed search techniques, enterprise/intranet search, improvement of search through exploitation of context, personal search and search efficiency. He is member of the editorial board for the Information Retrieval Journal.

Mounia Lalmas (Queen Mary University of London)

M. Lalmas received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow in 1996. Presently she is a Professor of Information Retrieval at the Department of Computer Science, at Queen Mary, University of London, which she joined as a lecturer in 1999. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of intelligent access to interactive heterogeneous and complex information repositories. She is the co-leader of the INEX initiative, with over 60 participating organizations worldwide. She is also the vice chair of ACM SIGIR.

Mark Little (Red Hat)

Mark Little is Technical Development Manager for Red Hat's SOA Platform, as well as their Director of Standards. Prior to working for Red Hat/JBoss, he was Chief Architect/Co-Founder for Arjuna Technologies, a spin out from Hewlett-Packard that concentrated on reliable distributed systems. Mark lead the HP transactions team which developed the world's first Web Services transactions product. He also developed the world's first Java transaction service. He works on a number of standards bodies, including OASIS and W3C and has been co-author on several Web Services standards including WS-Transactions and WS-Context.