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Ido Guy is a Principal Research Engineer at Yahoo Labs, where he focuses on data science for Yahoo products in search, questions answering, and email. Prior to joining Yahoo Labs, Ido was a senior technical staff member (STSM) and manager of the Social Technologies group, an area that he established and managed in Ido Guy is a Director of Research at eBay, where he heads teams in Israel, the US, and Europe who apply machine learning and natural language processing to the world's largest e-commerce inventory. His teams bring models to production, with direct impact on the catalog, such as reduction of duplicate rate, growth of image coverage, and generation of product titles and descriptions. Before joining eBay, he spent nearly 3 years at Yahoo Research as a Principal Research Engineer, focusing on data science for Yahoo products in web search and questions answering. Prior to that, Ido was a senior technical staff member (STSM) and manager of the Social Technologies group, an area that he established and managed in 2007-2014, as part of the IBM Haifa Research Lab. During these years, Ido was in charge of defining and raising funds for his team's projects as well as driving innovation into IBM products using rapid design, development, and evaluation of new technologies. In 2010, Ido received an IBM Corporate Award for his contribution to making IBM a market leader in Enterprise Social Software, with its Connections product. He was also one of the top contributors to the Social Computing Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment and received various other technical awards for his contributions to projects around social profiling, social network mining, recommender systems, and social search and analytics. In 2012, Ido was appointed STSM, specializing in the area of enterprise social media analysis.