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James Fan

James Fan contributes to Watson’s strategy algorithms as well as developing natural language processing algorithms to help Watson find and evaluate possible answers.

David Gondek

David Gondek leads the Watson strategy team. He is also involved in developing machine learning algorithms for ranking and estimating confidence in possible answers.

Jon Lenchner

Jon Lenchner is responsible for the overall framework of Watson’s strategy system and the simulator for testing different strategy components.

John Prager

John Prager works in question analysis and categorization, developing algorithms for special question processing that handle such things as wordplay.

Gerry Tesauro

Gerry Tesauro, a renowned computer games researcher, uses advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to develop Watson’s Daily Double and Final Jeopardy! wagering strategies.