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Dr. Thomas HOFMANN Director of Engineering, Google Switzerland GmbH, Zurich

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 Received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bonn in 1997 and subsequently held postdoctoral positions at MIT and at UC Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute.
1999-2004 Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Brown University.
2004-2006 Held a position as a Professor of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, while also serving as the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Publication and Information Systems. He is also co-founder and former Chief Scientist of Recommind Inc, a privately owned company focusing on enterprise search.