Abhishek Das is a Google software engineer working on enhancing their web search experience. He holds a PhD from Stanford University where he focussed on developing a scalable and platform independent optimization framework for multiprocessor programming systems. He received his B.Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2001 and his MS from Stanford University in 2003. Abhishek has had first hand experience in building a web search engine from scratch at Cuil (a venture backed startup), contributing to the core indexing and ranking components, as well as designing their real time search engine.