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Mark Cordover is the founder and CEO of IT.com. Mr. Cordover founded a hedge fund in 1983 which continues today as a private investment vehicle. He co-founded a portfolio management software company (AFS Trade), was an early investor in the first Internet Service Provider (PSINet), effected the first trial of internet over cable TV lines in 1995 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and then guided PSINet through a public offering and a substantial secondary public financing. In Europe, he established a joint venture for PSINet to provide an internet backbone throughout the continent over the Hermes Railtel railroad rights-of-way, which project was joint-ventured with George Soros. Mr. Cordover subsequently seed financed the first online customer service software company (Business Evolution Inc.) which was sold to Kana, and lastly co-invested with Benchmark in Adam Bosworth’s first company after leaving Microsoft (Crossgain), the first company to offer web services on a hosted basis, which was sold to BEA Systems, subsequently sold to Oracle.
Aron Culotta is Chief Scientist at IT.com. Mr. Culotta leads our scientific effort to invent and apply machine learning techniques to our applications. He is responsible for all aspects of topic imputation and its use in the service of information retrieval. Aron holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and wrote his doctoral thesis on “Learning and Inference in Probabilistic Logic with Application to Natural Language Processing.” He has written over twenty papers on machine learning involving information extraction, topic modeling, and relation and pattern discovery. He is a Microsoft Research Fellow, and has interned at Google and IBM. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from both Tulane University in Computer Science and from the Jesuit High School in New Orleans, La.
Andy Liu is responsible for the overall technical architecture and direction of IT.com’s development efforts. He specializes in building production-quality, data-driven systems and developing engaging products powered by search and machine learning. Prior to IT.com, Andy served in key engineering roles for various startup companies, where he built software backends for high-volume consumer web applications. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.