Yossi Matias

Vice President, Search & AI, Google


Yossi is Vice President, Engineering, at Google leading efforts in Search and AI, including Conversational AI (Google Duplex, Call Screen, Listening to the web), Search technologies and experience (Google Autocomplete, Search Live Results, Google Trends, Search Console), Crisis Response (SOS Alerts, Public Alerts, Flood Forecasting) and other Research initiatives (from foundations to applications in Health). 


Yossi is the founding Head of Google's R&D Center in Israel (which he grew to over 1000 on staff). He is also the founding executive lead of Google's Campus Tel Aviv, and of Launchpad and other global entrepreneurship programs.  He is on the steering committee for the AI for Social Good initiative.


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. 

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