Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo! Inc.
Srinija Srinivasan is the driving force behind Yahoo!'s team of human editors and is responsible for the development of original content throughout Yahoo!'s global network of properties. In particular, Srinivasan directs the designs and maintenance of Yahoo!'s overall classification and organization scheme, making it the most intuitive, robust, expandable, and efficient guide for online information and discovery. Srinivasan has extensive educational and practical experience in information organization and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Yahoo! as the company's fifth employee, Srinivasan was involved with the Cyc Project, a ten-year artificial intelligence effort to build an immense database of human commonsense knowledge, via two companies: Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) and Cycorp. At Cycorp, Srinivasan independently managed the company's California-based office, and helped develop the Cyc technology into innovative areas such as database browsing and integration.
Srinivasan holds a B.S. with distinction from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems and conducted course work in Japan. She is proficient in both written and spoken Japanese. Other professional and academic accomplishments include a summer intensive in Japan as a researcher and programmer for Fujitsu Laboratories, and published research papers in highly-acclaimed journals including Government Information Quarterly and the Journal of Technology Transfer. Srinivasan has appeared in top publications both locally and nationally, including The New York Times and Fortune, was named one of "The Net 50" by Newsweek, and was selected as one of the "40 Under 40" by San Francisco Focus for their second-annual brain trust.
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