1989 - B.Tech - Computer Science Senior Vice President, Search Advertising @ Google
Dr. Sridhar Ramaswamy obtained his B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Madras in 1989, and later went on to complete his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Brown University, USA, obtaining his doctorate in 1994.
Dr. Ramaswamy’s early research focused on database theory and systems, and resulted in a number of patents and publications on database systems and database theory in highly-regarded journals. He began his career at Bell Communications Research and later became a Scientist at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, where his innovations included the AQUA database that pioneered the new direction of giving very fast approximate answers to queries. Prior to joining Google, he held several roles at E.piphany, including Director of Engineering for E.piphany’s Analytic Platform
Dr. Ramaswamy joined Google in 2003 as a software engineer in the ads infrastructure team. He rose rapidly through the ranks of the Search Advertising team to become Senior Vice President of Engineering in 2011. He is currently responsible for all of Google’s Advertising and Commerce products, which generated over USD 40 billion in revenue in 2013. This success is largely realized through the power of algorithms and systems. Innovating in search and display advertising demands a blend of state-of-the-art computer science and microeconomic theory to deliver an experience that is effective for advertisers and relevant for users – a demand that Dr. Ramaswamy has satisfied in full measure.
In recognition of Dr. Sridhar Ramaswamy’s prowess in blending technology and microeconomic theory, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer him this award.