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Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, the man behind Google Search, will deliver keynote

posted Jul 30, 2012, 12:28 AM by iitroorkee reunion   [ updated Jul 30, 2012, 12:29 AM ]
Named one of the smartest people in tech by CNN, elected as fellow to ACM and NAE, and a Google Fellow, Amit Singhal is a Thomasonian and he will deliver the keynote at the IIT Roorkee North America Alumni Meet in Chicago on Sept 1st.

Amit is the man behind Google Search. He is the one, who, in 2000, went to Google and said to Sergey: “Your engine is excellent, but let me re-write it!” This became the new ranking system.

He "is a Google Fellow, a honorary title reserved for Google’s most accomplished engineers, and he has spearheaded Google’s core ranking team since 2000. He’s also a key influencer of Search Plus Your World, Google’s search experience centered around people, that lets you find personal results from your world — your photos, your friends, your stuff — in search."

The organizers have expressed deep gratitude to Amit for making a last minute schedule change and attend this meet. "Having such an accomplished leader like Amit at this conference is truly an honor. It is such a rare opportunity to hear from a Thomasonian family member who is a Tech royalty" said Aditya "Eddie" Nath with excitement. "We are so much looking forward to it".