Russian native and information technology professional; emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of six. Later on, he earned a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland. In 1995, while pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, Brin met Lawrence Page and the two undertook joint research on Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engines. In September 1996, they developed a search engine that would display results by relevance and nicknamed it 'BackRub....Contact us to see more Biography
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Eric Schmidt met Brin and Larry Page in 2001, who offered him the position of Chief Executive at Google. In 2001, Schmidt was appointed the company's CEO; in that position, he oversaw the exponential growth of Google and helped to grow the company from a Silicon Valley start-up to a global leader in technology.In 2004, led the company through its IPO and in 2011 stepped down as CEO and was appointed as Executive Chairman.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
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Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Science - Space
Description: He is a Founding Member of the Orbital Mission Explorers Circle.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Public Speaking
Description: Worked as an instructor of Computer Science at Stanford University in 1998. Has been a featured speaker at several international academic, business and technology forums, including the World Economic Forum and the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Writing
Description: Has published a number of academic papers, including Extracting Patterns and Relations from the World Wide Web; Dynamic Data Mining: A New Architecture for Data with High Dimensionality, which he published with Larry Page; Scalable Techniques for Mining Casual Structures; Dynamic Itemset Counting and Implication Rules for Market Basket Data; and Beyond Market Baskets: Generalizing Association Rules to Correlations.
Giving Profile: Generous philanthropist active in various non-profits; serves as a Director of the Google Foundation and as President and Director of the Brin Foundation, which gives primarily to environment, health and social and human service-related causes. Notable recipients include: Global Solutions For Infectious Diseases, the Wikimedia Foundation, the Ashoka Foundation, the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Rotary International, Tipping Point Community, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Energy Foundation. Additionally, in 2013, the Brin Foundation, supported Palo Alto High School by providing them with free laptops.In 2012, Brin donated at least $200 million to various charities for many social causes. Endowed the Eugenia Brin Professorship for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where his mother, Eugenia Brin, is being treated for Parkinson's. The Brin Foundation has donated over $100 million to research for Parkinson's. Together with ex-wife, Anne Wojcicki, a Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist, Yuri Milner, and Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Brin established The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences awards, rewarding $3 million per recipient, more than twice the amount of the Nobel Prize.Contact us to see more Philanthropy
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