Bio

Hugh E. Williams is the VP of Engineering at Tinder Inc. He has had a career in three parts as an entrepreneur, professor, and technical executive. He is an expert in search engines and matching technologies, web services, and “big data”.

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams, March 2012

In 2014, he was an SVP at Pivotal Software Inc. and lead their data and application fabric technology teams. He also began advising Redbubble, Neoglyphic Entertainment, and MinHash.

From 2009 to 2013, Hugh was a VP at eBay. He led a large cross-disciplinary team that turned-around the Marketplaces business. His teams conceived, designed, and built eBay’s user experiences, search engine, big data technologies, and platforms.

Prior to eBay, he spent 4+ years managing a search engine R&D team at Bing, 10+ years researching and developing search technologies, and 5 years running his own startup and consultancy.

He has published over 100 works, mostly in the field of Information Retrieval, and including two books: “Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL” and “Learning Mysql” for O’Reilly Media Inc. He holds twenty-three US patents and over forty pending. He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.

If you’re interested in Hugh’s background, visit his linkedin profile.

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