Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Gary Robinson
- American software engineer, inventor and computer programmer.
- Known for his mathematical algorithms that fight spam (SpamBayes, SpamAssassin).
- Patented a procedure to use web browser cookies to monitor consumers across different web sites, allowing marketers to better match advertisements with consumers (bought by DoubleClick then bought by Google).
- Developed recommendation engine technology which uses high-power mathematical techniques utilizing software algorithms to have a computer guess intelligently about what a consumer might enjoy.