Google search is a tool we use every day—from getting the daily weather report, searching for directions, finding our favourite products buying online, to learning more about the world around us. Surprisingly, most people are unfamiliar with Google’s advanced search capabilities but Dr. Dan Russell dedicates a considerable portion of his life to helping people become better searchers.
On Thursday, April 19th at 10:00 am, ShiftKey Labs is very pleased to host a meet-and-greet with Dr. Russell. Students across any faculty are welcome to attend and participate in informal discussions with Dr. Russell on topics ranging from Google Search, AI, startups, working at Google, music or anything else that contributes to a lively and stimulating conversation!
Daniel Russell is Google’s Űber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness in Mountain View. He earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence until he realized that amplifying human intelligence was his real passion. His day job is understanding how people search for information, and the ways they come to learn about the world through Google. His 20% job is teaching the world to search more effectively. His MOOC, PowerSearchingWithGoogle.com, is currently hosting 3,000 learners / week in the course. In the past 3 years, over 3M students have attended his online search classes. At this rate, during 2016, students taking the online course will have engaged in over 200 years of learning. Dan enjoys teaching, learning, running and music, preferably all in one day.