Sepandar Kamvar
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Associate Professor
LG Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Group:
Social Computing
Office:
E14-374K
(username@media.mit.edu)

Biography

Sep Kamvar is the LG Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and director of the Social Computing group at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on social computing and information management.

From 2003 to 2007, Kamvar was the head of personalization at Google. Prior to Google, he was founder and CEO of Kaltix, a personalized search company that was acquired by Google in 2003. He has been a consulting professor at the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University.

Kamvar is the author of two books and over 40 technical publications and patents in the fields of search and social computing. He is on the technical advisory boards of several companies, and his artwork has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Musem in London, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Kamvar received his PhD in scientific computing and computational mathematics from Stanford University, and an AB in chemistry from Princeton University.