Dr. Craig Nevill-Manning founded Google's software engineering center in New York City in April 2003. The office was Google's first engineering office outside its headquarters, and now employs hundreds of computer scientists. Google New York is responsible for developing products including Google Maps, Google Finance, Google Spreadsheets, and many important features in web search and advertising. Craig joined Google in 2000 as a Senior Research Scientist to develop more precise search techniques. In particular, he developed Froogle (recently re-named Google Product Search).
Previously, Craig was an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department of Rutgers University, where he conducted research in data compression, information retrieval and computational biology. Before that, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Biochemistry Department of Stanford University, where he developed eMOTIF, a software suite used by pharmaceutical research laboratories to identify the role of particular proteins within cells.
Craig has published 44 research papers, and was the recipient of several National Science Foundation grants, including a CAREER Grant. A native of New Zealand, he earned a BSc in Computer Science from Canterbury University and a PhD in Computer Science from Waikato University.