Sanjay Ghemawat (born 1966 in West Lafayette, Indiana) is an Indian American computer scientist and software engineer. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Google in the Systems Infrastructure Group. Ghemawat's work at Google, much of it in close collaboration with Jeff Dean, has included big data processing model MapReduce, the Google File System, and databases Bigtable and Spanner. Wired have described him as one of the "most important software engineers of the internet age".
|Born||1966 (age 52–53)|
|Thesis||The Modified Object Buffer: A Storage Management Technique for Object-Oriented Databases (1995)|
Ghemawat studied at Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He obtained a PhD from MIT in 1995, with a dissertation titled, The Modified Object Buffer: A Storage Management Technique for Object-Oriented Databases. His advisors were Barbara Liskov and Frans Kaashoek.
Before joining Google, Ghemawat worked at the DEC Systems Research Center. There he began his long-time collaboration with Jeff Dean, who worked at another DEC research lab nearby. Their work at DEC included a Java compiler and a system profiling tool.
After DEC was acquired by Compaq, many of its researchers left the company. Dean took a position at the newly founded search engine company Google, and was joined by Ghemawat in 1999. The two began working on Google's core infrastructure, which was having to deal with the search engine's rapid growth in popularity in the early 2000s.
Among others, the projects he's worked on include:
Ghemawat was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009, and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. In 2012, he and Dean received the ACM Prize in Computing for their work on internet infrastructure.
The AI Challenge was an international artificial intelligence programming contest started by the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club.
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Google Dataset Search complements Google Scholar, the company's search engine for academic studies and reports.Google Finance
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Google Fit is a health-tracking platform developed by Google for the Android operating system and Wear OS. It is a single set of APIs that blends data from multiple apps and devices. Google Fit uses sensors in a user's activity tracker or mobile device to record physical fitness activities (such as walking or cycling), which are measured against the user's fitness goals to provide a comprehensive view of their fitness.Google Forms
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Forms features all of the collaboration and sharing features found in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.Google Guice
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Guice allows implementation classes to be bound programmatically to an interface, then injected into constructors, methods or fields using an @Inject annotation. When more than one implementation of the same interface is needed, the user can create custom annotations that identify an implementation, then use that annotation when injecting it.
Being the first generic framework for dependency injection using Java annotations in 2008, Guice won the 18th Jolt Award for best Library, Framework, or Component.Google The Thinking Factory
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ical is not related to the iCalendar format standard, and does not support it. It is also not related to Apple Inc.'s calendaring application, Calendar (which was previously called iCal).Jeff Dean (computer scientist)
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2018: Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2017: Nickolai Zeldovich, MIT
2016: Antony Rowstron, Microsoft Research (Cambridge)
2015: Yuanyuan Zhou, UCSD
2014: Eddie Kohler, Harvard University
2013: Stefan Savage, UCSD
2012: Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, Google
2011: Miguel Castro, Microsoft Research
2010: Robert Tappan Morris, MIT
2009: Eric Brewer, UC Berkeley/Google
2008: Peter Druschel, MPI
2007: Peter M. Chen, University of Michigan
2006: Dawson Engler, Stanford University
2005: Thomas E. Anderson, University of Washington
2004: Brian N. Bershad, University of Washington/Google
2003: Mike Burrows, Google
2002: Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University
2001: Frans Kaashoek, MIT