Vice President, Search & AI, Google
Yossi is Vice President, Engineering, at Google. He is leading efforts in Search (Google Autocomplete, Search Live Results, Google Trends, Search Console), Conversational AI (Google Duplex, Call Screen, Live Caption, Live Relay, Euphonia, Recorder, Read It), and Research initiatives (from foundations to applications in Health). He is the global lead of Crisis Response (SOS Alerts, Public Alerts, Flood Forecasting) and is the founding co-lead of Google's AI for Social Good initiative.
Yossi is the founding Site Lead in Israel (which he grew to over 1000 on staff) and the founding executive lead of Google for Startup Campus Tel Aviv. He is the founding lead of Launchpad and other global entrepreneurship programs.
In addition to his experience as entrepreneur and executive, Prof. Matias is on the Computer Science faculty at Tel Aviv University, and previously a Research Scientist at Bell Labs and visiting professor at Stanford. He published extensively, has dozens of patents on his name, and pioneered some of the early technologies for the effective analysis of big data, internet privacy, and contextual search. Yossi is a recipient of the Godel Prize and is an ACM Fellow. He is a recipient of the 2019 ACM Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for seminal work on the foundations of streaming algorithms and their application to large-scale data analytics.