Dr. Marti Hearst is a [professor](http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~hearst) in the [School of Information](http://ischool.berkeley.edu/) at the [University of California, Berkeley](http://www.berkeley.edu). She received BA, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and was a Member of the Research Staff at Xerox PARC from 1994 to 1997\.
A primary focus of Dr. Hearst's research is user interfaces for search. She has invented or participated in several well-known search interface projects including Scatter/Gather clustering of search results, TileBars query term visualization, [BioText search](http://biosearch.berkeley.edu) over the bioscience literature, and the [Flamenco project](http://flamenco.berkeley.edu) that investigated and the promoted the use of faceted metadata for collection navigation. She has [published extensively](http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~hearst/publications.html) on this and other topics.
The Flamenco project has had a significant impact in industry and practice; interfaces similar in design to Flamenco are now the standard on e-commerce sites, image navigation sites, and library catalog sites, and support for faceted navigation is now standard in content management systems. Dr. Hearst has also acted as a consultant for a wide range of search companies.
Dr. Hearst has advised more than 50 masters-level interface design projects, from problem formation and needs assessment through three rounds of evaluation. She has also taught Information Organization and Retrieval and a course called Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business, which includes a set of [popular video lectures](http://www2.sims.berkeley.edu/courses/is141/f05/schedule.html) (also available at [youtube](http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1777A89066B1D71D)).