Dr. Alon Halevy is a world-leading expert in A.I., Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Alon is one of the most highly recognized experts in the field of Data Management Systems, with deep expertise in Machine Learning, Named-Entity Recognition (NER), Entity Matching (EM) and Entity Linking (EL).
Currently Director of AI at Facebook, Alon spent 10 years at Google, leading Google Research’s Structured Data Group. Before joining Google, he was a professor of computer science at the University of Washington in Seattle. Alon founded and sold two startup companies: Nimble Technology, a leader in enterprise IT, which was acquired by Actuate/Open Text Corp, and Transformic, a leader in deep web technology, acquired by Google. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.