|Stanford University, Ph.D.|
Tom Costello / Cuill
Tom’s breakthroughs in search architecture and relevance methods are at the core of Cuil’s cool technology. Tom’s work in search began in 1999 when he created Xift, a revolutionary search engine that introduced automatic clustering and page analysis. Tom later joined IBM where he developed the prototype of WebFountain. After WebFountain, Tom managed IBM business projects. He was a member of IBM’s strategy team for Storage Systems Strategy worldwide and drove the development of the company’s Homeland Security Strategy. Tom has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and was on the Research faculty there until 2000.