Nick Cassimatis

Director, Sciences. Yahoo.

I received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from MIT and a master's degree in psychology from Stanford. I studied artificial intelligence in Marvin Minsky's group at the MIT Media Laboratory, where I received my Ph.D. I was then an NRC postdoctoral associate at the Naval Research Laboratory's AI Center for two years. After that, I joined the faculty of Rensselaer, where I was a member of the Cognitive Science and Computer Science departments. I also founded SkyPhrase, Inc. Yahoo acquired SkyPhrase in 2013, at which time I left Rensselaer and joined Yahoo.