The Ex-Senior vice president and software engineer at Google Inc.who created the Google search algorithm in 2000 and led a team which redesigned it later in 2012. Amitabh Kumar "Amit" Singhal after 15 wonderful years of working with a top-notch organization took up another prestigious position of Senior vice president of engineering at Uber in 2017.
Born in warrior’s “RANILAXMI BAI’S LAND” JHANSI, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Singhal received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science from IIT Roorkee in 1989. He continued his computer science education in the United States, and received an M.S. degree from University of Minnesota Duluth in 1991.
Singhal continued his studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and received a Ph.D. degree in 1996. At Cornell, Singhal studied with Gerard Salton, a pioneer in the field of information retrieval, the academic discipline which forms the foundation of modern search. John Battelle, in his book "The Search" calls Gerard Salton "the father of digital search." He got interested in the problem of search in 1990 at the University of Minnesota Duluth. After getting a Ph.D. in 1996, Singhal joined AT&T Labs (previously a part of Bell Labs), where he continued his research in information retrieval, speech retrieval and other related fields.
In 2011 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Fortune named Singhal as one of the Smartest people in tech.
In 2011, Singhal was given the Outstanding Achievement in Science and Technology Award at The Asian Awards.
He was elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
“It’s good to congratulate yourself on the work you have done so far, but there is so much more to do. “We have the best research team in the world and have a great product. But we are not satisfied, there are more challenges up ahead,”
In the end we HOPE “AMIT” continues his technical journey with the same great zeal and enthusiasm.