Srinija Srinivasan hold a B.S degree from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems and passed out with distinction. She conducted course work in Japan and is proficient both in written and spoken Japanese. Apart from this her professional and academic accomplishments inlucde summer intensive in Japan as researcher and programmer for Fujitsu Laboratories.
She published research papers in highly-acclaimed journals including Government Information Quarterly and the Journal of Technology Transfer. Srinija has appeared in top publications both locally and nationally, including The New York Times and Fortune, was named one of "The Net 50" by Newsweek, and was selected as one of the "40 Under 40" by San Francisco Focus for their second-annual brain trust.
Prior to joining Yahoo! as the company's fifth employee, Srinija Srinivasan was involved with the Cyc Project, a ten-year artificial intelligence effort to build an immense database of human commonsense knowledge, via two companies: Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) and Cycorp. At Cycorp, Srinivasan independently managed the company's California-based office, and helped develop the Cyc technology into innovative areas such as database browsing and integration.
Srinija manages Yahoo! Inc's team of Surfers and is responsible for the design and maintenance of Yahoo!'s overall classification and organization scheme, the foundation stones of Yahoo's system.