Yossi Matias is Vice President, AI Research, at Google. He pioneered Conversational AI innovations (including Google Duplex), transforming the phone experience with multi-modal interactions. He is the global lead of Google’s Health AI and is on Verily’s advisory board. He is the global lead of Google’s Crisis Response initiative, providing AI-based actional information including flood forecasting (Fortune’s “Change The World” list). He is on Google’s Sustainability board and a founding lead of Google’s AI for Social Good initiative. He pioneered an initiative of bringing online hundreds of heritage collections, seeding Google’s Cultural Institute. For over a decade he was on the leadership team of Google’s Search.
Yossi is the founding Managing Director of Google’s Center in Israel, which he established and grew to over 1600 on staff. He is on the board of IATI and Chair of its multinational company forum. He is the founding exec lead of Google for Startup Campus Tel Aviv, and of the global Google for Startups Accelerator.
In addition to his experience as entrepreneur and executive, Prof. Matias is on the Computer Science faculty at Tel Aviv University, and previously a Research Scientist at Bell Labs and visiting professor at Stanford. He published over 100 papers and is the inventor of over 60 patents. He is a recipient of the 2005 Godel Prize, an 2009 ACM Fellow, and a recipient of the 2019 ACM Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for seminal work on the foundations of streaming algorithms and their application to large-scale data analytics.