- Computer Sciences
Associate professor AnHai Doan earned his B.S. from Kossuth Lajos University in Debrecen, Hungary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, both in computer science. His interests cover databases, artificial intelligence and the Web, with a current focus on data integration, schema and ontology matching, information extraction, text management, social media, crowdsourcing and human computation. Doan received the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2003, NSF CAREER Award in 2004 and Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2007. Doan has also consulted extensively and has been involved in several startups. He was on the advisory board of Transformic, a Deep Web startup acquired by Google in 2005, and was chief scientist of Kosmix, a social media startup acquired by Walmart in 2011. Currently he also works as chief scientist of WalmartLabs, a newly formed research and development lab at Walmart, devoted to analyzing and integrating social and mobile data for e-commerce.