Pierre Garrigues is a Senior Director of Research at Yahoo. He leads a team of scientists and engineers focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence, with primary applications in computer vision and natural language processing. His work has been deployed in Yahoo products such as Flickr, Tumblr, or Yahoo Mail. Prior to Yahoo he co-founded IQ Engines, a startup that developed image recognition APIs and was acquired by Yahoo in 2013. He received an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France in 2003, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009.