Sep Kamvar is a computer scientist who works primarily in data mining and human-computer interaction. He is a consulting professor of computational mathematics at Stanford University, and was the head of personalization at Google from 2003-2007. He founded Kaltix, a search engine that was acquired by Google in 2003. He is the atuhor of over 30 research publications and patents in the areas of search, machine learning, and peer-to-peer networks, and his work is in the permanent collection of New York's MoMA. He lives in San Francisco and New York with his wife, Angie. He has not won any awards, but his mom thinks he's handsome.
Combining elements of visual art, computer science, anthropology, and storytelling, Jonathan's projects range from building the world's largest time capsule (with Yahoo!) to documenting an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt on the Arctic ocean (with a warm hat). The winner of a Fabrica fellowship and three Webby Awards, he has also been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica, Print magazine (which named him a 2008 New Visual Artist), and the World Economic Forum (which named him a 2009 Young Global Leader). His projects have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, le Centre Pompidu, and on Bhutanese TV. Originally from Vermont, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY, and does not keep a blog.