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 December 5-8, 2005 • Hilton Chicago • Chicago, IL

Event Hours:
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Dec 5: 7:30am - 5pm (Conf. Only)
Dec 6: 8am - 7pm (Conf. & Expo)
Dec 7: 8am - 6:30pm (Conf. & Expo)
Dec 8: 8am - 12:30pm (Conf. Only)
Conference Hours
Dec 5: 9am - 5:15pm
Dec 6: 9am - 6pm
Dec 7: 9am - 6:30pm
Dec 8: 9am - 1:45pm
Expo Hall Hours
Dec 6: 9:30am - 7pm
Dec 7: 10am - 4pm

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Kaushal Kurapati
Senior Product Manager of Search
Ask Jeeves

Kaushal Kurapati is a Senior Product Manager of search at Ask Jeeves. He manages several products coming out of the Teoma search engine, and oversees many relevance initiatives. Most recently he was responsible for the products Zoom (concept based navigational tool) and Web Answers (answering questions by mining unstructured web pages).

Kaushal has over 8 years of industry experience in the areas of web search, personalization, machine learning, and information visualization. Kaushal has worked at large multinational corporations such as I.B.M and Philips Electronics for several years before joining Ask Jeeves. He developed technology and product positioning strategy for IBM's flagship product WebSphere portal, while in IBM's Software Group. He led a global research team in developing personalized TV program guides for PVRs (Tivo-like devices) while at Philips research labs.

Kaushal holds 6 US patents and has authored several technical papers and presented them at major international conferences (AAAI, CHI, etc.). Kaushal holds an MBA from NYU Stern school of Business and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. He holds a bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, in India.

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