Dr. Rajat Mukherjee
Senior Director of Product Management, Yahoo! Search Technology
Dr. Rajat Mukherjee, senior director of product management, Yahoo! Search Technology, is responsible for managing the product platform for Yahoo! Web Search, ultimately providing innovative search products and allowing consumers to find, use, share and expand content from across the Web.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Rajat was the director of software engineering at Verity, Inc., where he was responsible for managing and creating new applications including Verity Ultraseek (formerly Inktomi Enterprise Search), Verity Enterprise Web Search, Verity Response and Verity Federator. Before Verity, Rajat was a research staff member at IBM's Almaden Research Center, conducting research on Web technology and content management.
Rajat began his career as a research staff member at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York. There he conducted research on parallel and scalable Internet servers, high availability in clustered computing and scalable transaction processing. His experience included contributing to the design infrastructures used during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the Deep Blue-Kasparov chess match.
Dr. Rajat Mukherjee holds a PhD and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, as well as a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India.