Daniel M Russell is a research scientist at Google, where he works in the area of search quality,
with a focus on understanding what makes Google users happy in their use of web search.
He studies how people do their searches, trying to understand the most common traps and
pathways to successful Google use. He has been a researcher at IBM's Almaden Research
Center, Apple's Advanced Technology Group and Xerox PARC. He received his PhD from the
University of Rochester in Computer Science before there was a world-wide web, and
remembers a time when e-mail addresses didn't end in .com or .edu.
Dan enjoys long-distance running, word-play and music, becoming disgruntled when he
can't enjoy all three in one day.