Michael Loren Mauldin
Michael Loren "Fuzzy" Mauldin (//) (born March 23, 1959) is the founder and chief scientist of the Lycos Internet search engine company. He developed the Lycos Search Engine while working on the Informedia Digital Library project at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also director of Conversive, Inc. an Artificial Intelligence Software company based in Malibu, California.
Education and research
He was born on March 23, 1959 in Dallas, Texas to Jimmie Alton Mauldin and Marilyn Jean Taylor. He received his bachelor's degree from Rice University in 1981. From Carnegie Mellon University, he received his master's degree in 1983 and his Ph.D. in 1989. His Ph.D. advisor was Jaime Carbonell.
Dr. Mauldin has written two books, ten refereed papers and several technical reports on natural language, autonomous information agents, information retrieval and expert systems. He is also one of the authors of Rog-O-Matic and Julia (a Turing test competitor in the Loebner Prize).
In August 2015, he returned back to Lycos as an Independent Director
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