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Date of Birth: 1968 , September
Birth Nation: India

Quick Timeline of Amit Singhal

1968 Born in Jhansi
1996 Got his PHd Degree
2000 Joined Google
2001 Was named a "Google Fellow"
2016 Retired from Head of Google Search

Detail Timeline of Amit Singhal

1968

Born in Jhansi

Amit Singhal was born in Jhansi, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Originally from India, he bears American nationality and Indian ethnicity. He is senior vice president and software engineer at Google Inc., a Google Fellow.

1996

Got his PHd Degree

Singhal did his bachelor of engineering in computer science in 1989 from IIT Roorkee. In 1991, he got an M.S. degree from University of Minnesota Duluth. He earned his Ph.D., degree in 1996 from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

2000

Joined Google

Singhal's friend Krishna Bharat was that person to convince him to join Google in 2000. Google's core search quality department is run by Singhal. He and his team work for Google search algorithms. According to New York Times, Singhal is considered as the master of what Google calls its "ranking algorithm" — the formulas that decide which Web pages best answer each user's question.

2001

Was named a "Google Fellow"

In 2001, Singhal was named a "Google Fellow" for his rewrite of the search engine. He was honorably appointed as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and elected as the member of the National Academy of Engineering.

February 16 , 2016

Retired from Head of Google Search

Amit Singhal always had a love for search and the hardworking person retired from his position of Head of the Google for the philanthropic purposes. His 15 years of service for Google has earned him a lot of followers and has a net worth of millions of dollars.

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Singhal (age:48) after doing his Ph.D. joined AT&T Labs continuing his research in information retrieval, speech retrieval, and other related fields. He is a very successful man in Google field. Originally from India, he bears American nationality and Indian ethnicity. Yet, there is not any information provided about his married life and wife. He might like keeping his personal life at the low public profile.

His friend Krishna Bharat was the person to convince him to join Google in 2000. Now, Google's core search quality department is run by Singhal. He and his team work for Google search algorithms. According to New York Times, Singhal is considered as the master of what Google calls its "ranking algorithm" — the formulas that decide which Web pages best answer each user's question.

In 2001, Singhal was named a "Google Fellow" for his rewrite of the search engine. He has been honored with Outstanding Achievement in Science and Technology Award at The Asian Awards. He was honorably appointed as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and elected as the member of the National Academy of Engineering. Singhal was even named as one of the smartest people in Tech by Fortune.

Singhal, who always had a love for search, retired from his position of Head of the Google for the philanthropic purposes. His 15 years of service for Google earned him a lot of followers and has a net worth of millions of dollars.