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September 25, 2006, 5:10 am
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Who are Larry Page and Sergey Brin?
Co-Founder & President, Products
Larry Page was Google=E2=80=99s founding CEO and grew the company to more
than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as
President, Products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility
for Google=E2=80=99s day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Bri=
The son of Michigan State University computer science professor Dr.
Carl Victor Page, Larry=E2=80=99s love of computers began at age six. While
following in his father=E2=80=99s footsteps in academics, he became an hono=
graduate from the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor of
science degree in engineering, with a concentration on computer
engineering. During his time in Ann Arbor, Larry built an inkjet
printer out of Lego=E2=84=A2 bricks.
While in the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University,
Larry met Sergey Brin and together they developed and ran Google, which
began operating in 1998. Larry went on leave from Stanford after
earning his master=E2=80=99s degree.
In 2002, Larry was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for
Tomorrow. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of
the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and together with
Co-Founder Sergey Brin, Larry was honored with the Marconi Prize in
2004. He is a trustee on the board of the X PRIZE, and was elected to
the National Academy of Engineering in 2004.
Co-Founder & President, Technology
Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree
with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of
Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D.
program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received
his master=E2=80=99s degree. Sergey is a recipient of a National Science
Foundation Graduate Fellowship as well as an honorary MBA from
Instituto de Empresa. It was at Stanford where he met Larry Page and
worked on the project that became Google. Together they founded Google
Inc. in 1998, and Sergey continues to share responsibility for
day-to-day operations with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.
Sergey=E2=80=99s research interests include search engines, information
extraction from unstructured sources, and data mining of large text
collections and scientific data. He has published more than a dozen
academic papers, including Extracting Patterns and Relations from the
World Wide Web; Dynamic Data Mining: A New Architecture for Data with
High Dimensionality, which he published with Larry Page; Scalable
Techniques for Mining Casual Structures; Dynamic Itemset Counting and
Implication Rules for Market Basket Data; and Beyond Market Baskets:
Generalizing Association Rules to Correlations.
Sergey has been a featured speaker at several international academic,
business and technology forums, including the World Economic Forum and
the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference. He has shared his
views on the technology industry and the future of search on the
Charlie Rose Show, CNBC, and CNNfn. In 2004, he and Larry Page were
named80=9CPersons of the Week=E2=80=9D by ABC World News Tonight.
(This infomation comes from google.com)
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