Yossi Matias is an Israeli computer scientist, entrepreneur and Google executive.

Matias is Vice President, Engineering at Google, leading efforts in Search, Research and Crisis Response. He is also the managing director of Google's R&D Center in Israel.[1] He is a recipient of Gödel Prize[2] and is an ACM Fellow[3] for contributions to the analysis of big data and the field of streaming algorithms.

Matias established the Research and Development Center of Google in Israel.[4] He led the development of Google products such as Google Trends, Google Insights for Search, Google Suggest, Google Visualization API, Ephemeral IDs for IoT,[5] and Google Duplex.[6][7] He pioneered an initiative to bring cultural and heritage collections online, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum archive,[8] the Dead Sea Scrolls.,[9] and the Nelson Mandela Archive,[10] which along with Google Art Project seeded up Google Cultural Institute.[11] He is leading a global initiative for Crisis Response.[12]

Matias is the executive lead and founder of Google's Campus Tel Aviv,[13] a technology hub for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and birthplace of programs such as Campus for Moms and LaunchPad, which has evolved into Launchpad Accelerator, and LaunchPad Studio for AI & ML focused startups.[14]

Prof. Matias is on the computer science faculty at Tel Aviv University, and previously a research scientist at Bell Labs and a visiting professor at Stanford. He published extensively in the areas of data analysis, algorithms for massive data sets, data streams and synopses, parallel algorithms and systems, data compression, data and information management systems, security and privacy, video processing, and Internet technologies. He is the inventor of some 45 patents.

Matias pioneered some of the early technologies for the effective analysis of big data, internet privacy and contextual search.


  1. ^ Ungerleider, Neal (2010-11-03). "Google Israel's Chief Geek Yossi Matias Offers a Peek Inside the R&D Center | Fast Company | Business + Innovation". Fast Company. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  2. ^ "2005 Godel Prize". Sigact.org. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  3. ^ "Yossi Matias - Award Winner". Fellows.acm.org. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  4. ^ "About Google's Israel R&D Center - Israel R&D Center Open House 2011". 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  5. ^ "Growing Eddystone with Ephemeral Identifiers: A Privacy Aware & Secure Open Beacon Format". 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  6. ^ Leviathan, Yaniv; Matias, Yossi (May 8, 2018). "Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone". Google AI Blog. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Nieva, Richard (May 9, 2018). "Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Fisher, Allyn. "Google widens access to Israel's Holocaust archives | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  9. ^ "Digital Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem - The Project". Dss.collections.imj.org.il. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  10. ^ "Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory". Archive.nelsonmandela.org. 2004-09-21. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  11. ^ "Google Cultural Institute". Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  12. ^ "Helping people in a crisis". Google the Keyword. 2017-07-25. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  13. ^ "Google Campus". Campustelaviv.com. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  14. ^ "Apply to Google Developers Launchpad Studio for AI & ML focused startups". Google Developers Blog. 2017-07-26. Retrieved 2017-11-06.

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