Dustin Hillard

Dustin joined Versive in 2012 and is currently the CTO. He leads the research and development of automating security expertise with adaptive machine learning. Dustin has published more than 30 papers about building systems that deliver business value via large-scale data processing and machine learning. Prior to joining Versive, he was an early scientist on the Cortana natural language understanding product at Microsoft. He also improved ad relevance and revenue at Yahoo, resulting in significant revenue increases for a multi-billion dollars per year search advertising system.
 
His graduate school research at the University of Washington focused on automatic speech recognition and statistical translation. He was awarded the MIT Lincoln Labs fellowship for his PhD work.  He additionally contributed novel machine learning approaches for understanding political discourse as a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard.

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