Gurmeet Manku — Resume
30 Jun 2007
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Research Interests
Machine learning, data mining, data stream algorithms, distributed systems.
Stanford University Ph. D. in Computer Science 2004 (GPA: 4.00/4.00)
U C Berkeley M. S. in Computer Science 1997 (GPA: 3.97/4.00)
IIT Delhi B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering 1995 (GPA: 9.91/10.00)
Work Experience
Google Inc. (Aug 2004 to present)
Software Engineer, Infrastructure Group: Compression of massive datasets, logs team, data stream algorithms, data mining of Google Analytics data.

Gigabeat Inc. (Summer 2000) -- Summer Intern
Implemented crawlers for Icecast/Shoutcast radio stations. Designed and implemented a high-speed Gnutella crawler.

IBM Almaden Research (Jul 1997 - Sep 1999) -- Staff Software Engineer in Exploratory Databases Group
Research in databases. Designed and implemented quantile finding algorithms in DB2.

Intel Corp. (Summer 1996) -- Summer Intern at Intel Development Labs, Strategic CAD Technology
Re-designed and implemented half of Intel's netlist partitioner, resulting in five times speedup and 30% overall memory savings when partitioning a Pentium Pro design with 1.5 million design blocks.

RadixZip: Linear Time Compression of Token Streams
   by B D Vo and G S Manku
   VLDB 2007 (33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases), Vienna, Austria, p 1162-1172, September 23-27, 2007.

Detecting Near-Duplicates for Web Crawling
   by G S Manku, A Jain and A D Sarma
   WWW 2007 (16th International World Wide Web Conference), Banff, Alberta, Canada, p 141-149, May 8-12, 2007.

A Loop-free Gray Code for Minimal Signed-Binary Representations
   by G S Manku and J Sawada
   ESA 2005 (13th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms), Elivissa, Spain, p 438-447, Oct 3-6 2005.

(Brief Announcement) Papillon: Greedy Routing in Rings
   by I Abraham, D Malkhi and G S Manku
   DISC 2005 (19th International Symposium on Distributed Computing), Cracow, Poland, p 514-515, Sep 26-29, 2005.

Decentralized Algorithms using Both Local and Random Probes for P2P Load Balancing
   by K Kenthapadi and G S Manku
   SPAA 2005 (17th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures), p 135-144, July 2005.

Balanced Binary Trees for ID Management and Load Balance in Distributed Hash Tables
   by G S Manku
   PODC 2004 (23rd ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing), p 197-205, July 2004.

Approximate Counts and Quantiles over Sliding Windows
   by A Arasu and G S Manku
   PODS 2004 (22nd ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems), p 286-296, June 2004.

Know thy Neighbor's Neighbor: the Power of Lookahead in Randomized P2P Networks
   by G S Manku, M Naor and U Wieder
   STOC 2004 (36th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing), p 53-64, June 2004.

Optimal Routing in Chord
   by P Ganesan and G S Manku
   SODA 2004 (15th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms), p 169-178, Jan 2004.

Routing Networks for Distributed Hash Tables
   by G S Manku
   PODC 2003 (22nd ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing), p 133-142, June 2003.

Symphony: Distributed Hashing in a Small World
   by G S Manku, M Bawa and P Raghavan
   USITS 2003 (4th USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems), p 127-140, Mar 2003.

SETS: Search Enhanced by Topic Segmentation
   by M Bawa, G S Manku, and P Raghavan
   SIGIR 2003 (26th Annual Intl. ACM SIGIR Conference), p 306-313, July 2003.

Query Processing, Resource Management and Approximation in a Data Stream Management System
   by R Motwani, J Widom, A Arasu, B Babcock, S Babu, M Datar, G S Manku, C Olston, J Rosenstein and R Varma
   CIDR 2003 (1st Biennial Conf. On Innovative Data Systems Research), p 245-254, Jan 2003.

Approximate Frequency Counts over Data Streams (VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Award in 2012)
   by G S Manku and R Motwani
   VLDB 2002 (28th Intl. Conf. On Very Large Data Bases), p 346-357, August 2002.

Random Sampling Techniques for Space Efficient Online Computation of Order Statistics of Large Datasets
   by G S Manku, S Rajagopalan and B G Lindsay
   SIGMOD 1999, Vol 28, No 2, p 251-62, June 1999.

Approximate Medians and other Quantiles in One Pass and with Limited Memory
   by G S Manku, S Rajagopalan and B G Lindsay
   SIGMOD 1998, Vol 27, No 2, p 426-35, June 1998.

Structural Symmetry and Model Checking
   by G S Manku, R Hojati and R K Brayton
   CAV 1998 (10th Intl Conf on Computer-Aided Verification), LCNS 1427, p 159-171, July 1998.

Self-Similarity in File-System Traffic
   by S D Gribble, G S Manku, D Roselli, E A Brewer, T J Gibson and E L Miller
   SIGMETRICS 1998 (Joint Intl. Conf. on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems), p 141-150, June 24-26, 1998.

Object Tracking using Affine Structure for Point Correspondences
   by G S Manku, P Jain, A Aggarwal, L Kumar and S Banerjee
   CVPR 1997 (IEEE Conf. for Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition), p 704-9, June 17-19, 1997.

A New Voting Based Hardware Data Prefetch Scheme
   by G S Manku, M R Prasad and D A Patterson
   HiPC 1997 (4th Intl. Conf. on High Performance Computing), Bangalore, India, p 100-105, December 18-21, 1997.

A Linear Time Algorithm for the Bottleneck Biconnected Spanning Subgraph Problem
   by G S Manku
   Information Processing Letters, Vol 59, Number 1, 8 July 1996, p 1-7.

Circuit Partitioning with Partial Order for Mixed Simulation Emulation Environment
   by G S Manku, A Kumar and S Kumar
   RSP 1995 (6th Intl. Conf. on Rapid System Prototyping), p201-7, 7-9 June, 1995.


(Ph D) Dipsea: A Modular Distributed Hash Table, by G S Manku, Stanford University, Aug 2004.

(M S) Structural Symmetries and Model Checking, by G S Manku, U C Berkeley Tech Report UCB/ERL M97/92, Dec 1997.

(B Tech) Object Tracking using Affine Multiple Views Geometry, by G S Manku and H Nautiyal, IIT Delhi, May 1995.


Calculating flight plans for reservation-based ad serving by B Stanley, G Aggarwal, G S Manku, A Agarwal, D Chamberlain, G Jain, US Patent #US9053492B1, Issued: June 9, 2015. Link.

Pre-computed Impression Lists by D Chamberlain, G S Manku, B A Stanley, US Patent #8832070, Issued: Sep 9, 2014. Link.

Near-Duplicate Document Detection for Web Crawling by A Jain, G S Manku, US Patent #8548972, Issued: Oct 1, 2013. Link.

Method and system for tokenized stream compression by B Vo, G S Manku, U S Patent #8010510B1, Issued: August 30, 2011. Link.

Highly Compressed Randomly Accessed Storage of Large Tables with Arbitrary Columns by A Jain, G S Manku, US Patent #7496589, Issued: Feb 24, 2009. Link.

System and method for optimizing access to information in peer-to-peer computer networks by W J Labio, G T Nguyen, W W Liu, G S Manku, US Patent #7454480, Issued: Nov 18, 2008. Link.

System and Method for Searching Peer-to-Peer Computer Networks by Selecting a Computer Based on At Least a Number of Files Shared by the Computer by W J Labio, G T Nguyen, W W Liu, G S Manku, US Patent #07089301, Issued: Aug 8, 2006. Link.

Single Pass Space Efficient System and Method for Generating an Approximate Quantile in a Data Set Having an Unknown Size by B G Lindsay, G S Manku, S Rajagopalan, US Patent #06343288, Issued: Jan 29, 2002. Link

Single Pass Space Efficient System and Method for Generating Approximate Quantiles Satisfying an Apriori User-Defined Approximation Error by B G Lindsay, G S Manku, S Rajagopalan, US Patent #06108658, Issued: Aug 22, 2000. Link

TA for cs154 in Winter 2003 (Automata and Complexity Theory)
TA for cs145 in Fall 2002 (Introduction to Databases)
Guest lecturer in cs361 (Advanced Algorithms): Quantiles over Data Streams
Miscellaneous Activities
Program Committee Member, VLDB 2007.
Organized the Stanford/ACM Local Programming Contest, 4 Oct 2003.
Invited to write a chapter for "Data Stream Management", edited by M Garofalakis, J Gehrke and R Rastogi, 2004.
External referee for SIGMOD, VLDB, PODS, ICDE, UbiComp and USENIX, 1999 - 2004.
Honors and Awards
VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Award in 2012
Paper: Approximate Frequency Counts over Data Streams, with Rajeev Motwani, 2002.

Stanford University
Stanford Graduate Fellowship, 1999-2002.

U C Berkeley
ERL Block Grant Fellowship, 1997.
U C Regents Fellowship, 1995-96.
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, 1996-97 (UC Berkeley team member)
Annual Berkeley Programming Contest, 1996 (Third rank).

IIT Delhi
3rd among 350+ students of all disciplines, 2nd among 45 students in Computer Science, 1995.
R Vibhakar Award for Best Overall Student at IIT Delhi, 1993-94.
R Bambawale Prize and R Subramanian Award for Best Overall Student at IIT Delhi, 1992-93.

Indian National Mathematics Olympiad - 1990 (Among the top 20 students in India).
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