Robert Cooley has deep expertise and broad application experience with data mining and optimization technologies.  He is known for his groundbreaking work in Web Mining and has over fifteen years of experience managing projects and analyzing data in a variety of fields, with a focus on e-commerce, CRM, and unstructured text.  Prior to OptiMine Software, Robert was the VP of Technical Operations for KXEN, a data mining software company, and before that he was the Director of Data Mining for Outride Inc., a Xerox PARC spin-off specializing in personalized search technologies that was sold to Google in 2001.  In addition to a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, he holds degrees in civil and nuclear engineering.