Ori Allon is the person behind the Orion Search Engine that earned praise from Bill Gates among others for its ability to return pages on not just the keyword entered in, but also pages with content that is strongly related to the keyword. His PhD was awarded from UNSW in Sydney, Australia in April 2009.
Google bought the exclusive rights to use the search algorithm in April 2006. The University earlier held talks with Google, Yahoo and MSN, but Google finally managed to clinch the deal. Google also hired Allon.
In 2009, Google announced that it incorporated the Orion Search technology and algorithm.
In 2010, Allon left Google and became the Founder & CEO of Julpan.
In 2011, Julpan was acquired by Twitter.
In 2012, Allon left Twitter and became the Founder & Executive Chairman of Urban Compass.