Sep Kamvar is a computer scientist and artist, whose work focuses on the relationship between algorithms and people. He was the founder and CEO of Kaltix, a personalized search engine that was acquired by Google, where he then served as head of personalization from 2003-2007. He has also been a professor at Stanford and MIT, and is the author of three books and over 40 technical publications and patents in the fields of search and social computing. He is on the technical advisory boards of several companies, and his artwork has been exhibited worldwide, including at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Kamvar received his PhD in scientific computing and computational mathematics from Stanford University, and an AB in chemistry from Princeton University.