Named by Fortune as one of the smartest people in tech, and one of the 50 most influential Indian Americans by India Abroad, Amit Singhal is master of Google’s ranking system and a crucial part of its Search Quality department - Google's inner sanctum. Born in Uttar Pradesh in India, Amit has led major advances in search technology. In 2001, he was named a Google Fellow after rewriting its search engine - an honorary title reserved for Google's most accomplished engineers. In addition to introducing Google’s widely acclaimed ‘universal search’ system, Amit has also co- authored over 30 scientific papers and numerous patents.
Praise for Amit Singhal
"If you've ever used Google search, you've benefited from Singhal's work. When Singhal started at Google in 2000 the search engine of today was pure science fiction. The time between the posting of a web page to the time a person could find that page via Google could take anywhere from 15 to 45 days. Now, thanks to Singhal and his team, users have nearly instant access to websites and blog posts, and up-to-the-minute Twitter updates. Anyone who talks to Amit, even for a few minutes, can see his passion for search and empowering Internet users. He has come a long way from the foothills of the Himalayas to have an impact on the everyday lives of billions of people but he is characteristically humble about his achievements."