About Hugh

Hugh E. Williams has had a career in three parts as an entrepreneur, professor, and technical executive. His technical expertise is in search engines and matching technologies, web services, mobile technologies, and data science.

Hugh recently co-founded a not-for-profit venture that helps high school teachers confidently teach computer science. He is also an Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Fellow at the Melbourne Business School, a non-executive director of Redbubble, a non-executive director of MessageMedia, an advisor at Doordash and Photobox, and an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University.

He was previously the Vice President of Google Maps at Google, and he has also held executive roles at eBay, Microsoft, Tinder, and Pivotal. Prior to that, he spent over 10 years researching and developing search technologies, and 5 years running his own startup and consultancy.

He has published around 120 works, mostly in the field of Information Retrieval. He is one of the inventors of Infinite Scroll, and he holds nearly 30 US patents and has over 30 pending. He has a PhD from RMIT University in Australia.

In what remains of his time, Hugh likes running, cycling, and swimming. He’s a Seattle Mariners and Richmond Tigers fan too. He was very happy when the Tigers won the 2017 flag, and he’s optimistic about 2018. He is resigned to the Mariners never winning the World Series.

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

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