Mayank Lahiri

I am currently a software engineer at Google, working out of San Francisco, California (where I also live). I am part of the Index Quantitative team, where we have an open mandate to analyze the Google Search index and indexing mechanisms, and attempt to improve them in various ways. This includes things like the Web graph, Pagerank and other signals, indexing, and scheduling.

Prior to Google, I was a research scientist at Facebook in Menlo Park, California. I worked on the Page Insights team, building a system for analytics on Facebook Pages, and then on the Location and Events team, working on data analysis and building various backend systems. I received my Ph.D. in May 2011 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I worked with Professor Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf in the Computational Population Biology Laboratory, part of the Computer Science department. You can find my thesis here, and on Amazon, where it is has been categorized under "Agricultural Sciences" for some reason unknown to me.

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