Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business

About The Professor

Brief Biography

Prof. Marti Hearst is a professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, with an affiliate appointment in the Computer Science Division. Her primary research interests are user interfaces for search engines, information visualization, natural language processing, and empirical analysis of social media. She has just completed the first book on Search User Interfaces.

Prof. Hearst received BA, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and she was a Member of the Research Staff at Xerox PARC from 1994 to 1997.

Prof. Hearst has served on the Advisory Council of NSF's CISE Directorate and is co-chair of the Web Board for CACM. She is a member of the Usage Panel for the American Heritage Dictionary and is on the panel of experts. Prof. Hearst is on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on the Web and ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction and was formerly on the boards of Computational Linguistics, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, and IEEE Intelligent Systems.

Prof. Hearst has received an NSF CAREER award, an IBM Faculty Award, a Google Research Award, an Okawa Foundation Fellowship, two Excellence in Teaching Awards, and has been principle investigator for more than $3M in research grants.

Prof. Hearst was for many years a researcher in the QCA group at Xerox PARC, and before that a member of the BAIR group in graduate school.


Prof. Marti Hearst

School of Information

102 South Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

email: [email protected]

office phone: 510-642-8016

office fax: 510-642-5814


Current and Past Projects:

- BioText: Bioscience Literature Analysis and Search

- FLAMENCO: Applying Faceted Metadata to Search Interfaces

- Social Media: Blogs, Tags, and Online Personals

- Semantic Relations: Using Web Counts, Lexico-Syntactic Patterns, and Lexical Hierarchies

- Information Visualization: Tutorials and Research on Visualizating Text and Other Abstract Data

- Pvote: Improving the Usability of Electronic Voting Machines

- Text Mining: Setting an Agenda for Research

- WebTANGO: Automating Web Site Usability Assessment

- TextTiling: Multi-paragraph Discourse Segmentation

- TileBars: Visualization of Context and Structure in Search Results

- Cha-Cha Search: Exposing Intranet Structure in Web Search Results

- Scatter/Gather: Clustering Interface for Search Results

Marti Hearst
Marti Hearst
Name: Marti Hearst
Institution: University of California, Berkeley