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On Friday, Rajeev Motwani, a renowned Stanford University professor and computer scientist, passed away at his home in what appears to be a tragic accident. Motwani is famous for mentoring and advising Sergey Brin and Larry Page as they built what would be come Google Inc. Not only was Motwani an early investor in Google and PayPal Inc., he also served as a special advisor to Sequoia Capital and informally for many other start-ups and venture firms.
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — Rajeev Motwani, a well-known Stanford University computer science professor who advised one of Google's creators, was found dead in his swimming pool.
Stanford University said the 47-year-old professor apparently drowned on Friday at his home in Atherton, and his friends told the school news service he did not know how to swim.
Motwani's work using algorithms to search vast computer databases, like the Internet, is celebrated in Silicon Valley.
Unfortunately, life does not always give you the luxury to plan what may be close to your heart next. It is with great sadness that I write about the passing of my teacher and good friend Professor Rajeev Motwani. But I would rather not dwell on the sorrow of his death and instead celebrate his life.
Originally posted by Picao84
reply to post by THX-1138
And isnt Google part of the powers that be
I would want to know the contents of the patent of the search engine he invented...
Originally posted by network dude
isn't Google supposed to put out a new OS soon? If that is really the case, then I would think MS would be pissed. Their browser is better than IE by a long shot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is creating a "cyber czar" within the White House to coordinate the nation's computer security. Critics already say the post will not have enough authority to haul the government into the digital age.