Craig Nevill-Manning

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Craig Graham Nevill-Manning is a New Zealand computer scientist who founded Google's first remote engineering center, located in midtown Manhattan, where he is an Engineering Director.[citation needed] He also invented Froogle (now Google Shopping), a product search engine.[1]

Prior to joining Google in 2001 as a senior research scientist, he was an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Biochemistry department at Stanford University. His research interests center on using techniques from machine learning, data compression and computational biology to provide more structured search over information.[citation needed] In 1994, he invented the Sequitur algorithm, which uses data compression to infer the structure of a sequence of symbols.

Nevill-Manning graduated with a BSc in computer science from the University of Canterbury. He received his PhD from the University of Waikato where he was a co-creator of the Weka machine learning suite and the Greenstone digital library software.[citation needed]

In 2009 Nevill-Manning won a World Class New Zealand Award in the Information and Communications category.[1]

In 2016, Nevill-Manning joined Alphabet, Inc. subsidiary Sidewalk Labs as CTO.[2]


  1. ^ a b World Class New Zealand 2009 Winners
  2. ^ "Sidewalk Labs, Google’s Company for Cities, Builds Its Inaugural Executive Team". Re/code. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 

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