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In Memorandium: Rajeev Motwani
The late Dr. Rajeev Motwani, Google advisor and associate professor of computer science
at Stanford University, where he served as the director of graduate studies. Dr. Motwani
obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from University of California, Berkeley in 1988,
and his BTech in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1983.
A founding member Google’s Technical Advisory Council, Rajeev was well-respected
for his research in several areas of computer science, including databases and data mining,
web search and information retrieval, robotics, and theoretical computer science.
He co-authored the book, Randomized Algorithms, published by Cambridge University Press
in 1995. As a tribute to his work, Dr. Motwani received the Arthur P. Sloan Research Fellowship,
the National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the Bergmann
Memorial Award from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and an IBM Faculty Award.
He was a Fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and served on the editorial board of SIAM
Journal on Computing.
Rajeev served on more than 20 startup advisory boards, including that of Google.
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