Behind the Scenes at a Web Portal

Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 17:30
TH 331
Udi Manber Yahoo! Inc.
Millions of people go every day to web portals as starting points, and increasingly as destinations, of their web activities. What started as a simple navigation aid has grown into a vast array of services and tools, with a very complex infrastructure. This talk will describe some of the technology that goes into providing these services at Yahoo!, and some interesting new problems we will need to solve to provide much better services in the future.

Udi Manber is the chief scientist at Yahoo!. Before joining Yahoo! in 1998 he was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona.