Oren Etzioni
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Dr. Oren Etzioni is the Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He was a Professor at the University of Washington's Computer Science department starting in 1991, receiving several awards including 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). 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. The goal of Oren's research is to solve fundamental problems in AI, particularly the automatic learning of knowledge from text. Oren received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991, and his B.A. from Harvard in 1986.


invited talk
flag You Can't Play 20 Questions with Nature and Win
as author at  29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Austin 2015,
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flag The Battle for the Future of Data Mining
as author at  20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), New York 2014,
flag A Data Scientist’s Guide to Making Money from Start-ups
as panelist at  19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), Chicago 2013,
together with: Geoff Webb (moderator), Foster Provost (moderator), Ron Bekkerman (panelist), Usama Fayyad (panelist), Claudia Perlich (panelist),
  invited talk
flag Open Information Extraction from the Web
as author at  Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX), Montreal 2012,
invited talk
flag Open Information Extraction at Web Scale
as author at  22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Barcelona 2011,
  invited talk
flag Machine Reading at Web Scale
as author at  First ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining - WSDM 2008,