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Primary Role
Member of the Advisory Board @
Gender:
Male
Location:
Mountain View
Website:
http://linkedin.com/in/dtunkelang
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Person Details

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Daniel Tunkelang is a data science and engineering executive who has built and led some of the strongest teams in the software industry.

Daniel earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics at MIT and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Daniel was a founding employee and Chief Scientist of Endeca, a search pioneer that Oracle acquired for $1.1B.

Daniel led a local search team at Google.

Daniel was a Director of Data Science and Engineering at LinkedIn and he established their query understanding team.

Daniel is a widely recognized writer and speaker. Daniel is frequently invited to speak at academic and industry conferences, particularly in the areas of information retrieval, web science and data science. Daniel has written the definitive textbook on faceted search (now a standard for ecommerce sites), established an annual symposium on human-computer interaction and information retrieval, and authored 24 US patents. Daniel's social media posts have attracted over a million page views.

Daniel advises and consults for companies that can benefit strategically from his expertise. Daniel's clients range from early-stage startups to “unicorn” technology companies like Etsy, Pinterest and Flipkart. Daniel helps companies make decisions around algorithms, technology, product strategy, hiring, and organizational structure.

Jobs (6)

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Venture Amplifier

Apr, 2015 - Current   (over 1 year)
Past
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Company
Jan, 2015
May 22, 2015
Data Scientist in Residence
Mar 1, 2013
Dec 31, 2014
Director - Engineering & Search
Dec 1, 2010
Feb 1, 2013
Director of Product Data Science
Nov, 2009
Nov, 2010
Tech Lead - Local Search
Aug, 1999
Oct, 2009
Chief Scientist

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  • Member of the Advisory Board
    2016
  • Member of the Advisory Board
    Jul, 2015
  • Member of the Advisory Board
    Oct, 2014
  • Member of the Advisory Board
    Mar 1, 2014
  • Member of the Advisory Board
    Mar, 2014
  • Member of the Advisory Board
    Apr 1, 2013

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