Krishna Bharat

Krishna Bharat
Born (1970-01-07) 7 January 1970
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Georgia Institute of Technology
Occupation Research scientist at Google

Krishna Bharat (born 7 January 1970) is a founding adviser for Grokstyle Inc[1], a Visual search company & Laserlike Inc[2], an interest search engine [3]. He was a research scientist when he was at Google, Mountain View, where he led a team developing Google's news product. Among other projects, he opened the Research and Development center at Bengaluru, India.[4] He is the creator of Google News, a service that automatically indexes over 25,000 news websites in more than 25 languages to provide a summary of the News resources.[5] He is on the Board of Visitors of Columbia Journalism School and John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford.[3]

Krishna Bharat created Google News in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks to keep himself abreast of the developments.[6][7][8] Since then, it has been a popular offering from Google's services. Google News was one of Google's first endeavors beyond offering just plain text searches on its page.

Bharat grew up in Bengaluru, now an IT hub in South India. He completed his schooling from St. Joseph's Boys' High School in Bengaluru, and received an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He subsequently received a Ph.D from Georgia Tech in Human Computer Interaction.[9] Before joining Google in 1999, he worked at the DEC Systems Research Center where, with George Mihaila, he developed the Hilltop algorithm.[10][11] At Google he developed so-called LocalRank,[12] which can be considered to be an adaptation of Hilltop.

In 2015, Krishna received the Distinguished alumnus award from his alma mater IIT Madras.[13]


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