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Michael N. Frumkin

Michael N. Frumkin

Founder and Leader of the Google Accelerated Sciences Team
Google

Michael N. Frumkin has more than 25 years of experience in technical and management leadership roles in fast growth high performance technology companies, including Silicon Valley icons like NeXT and Google.  He was responsible for critical engineering functions at Verity, Excite, and Google all of whom went from startup to successful  IPOs during his tenure.  

In 1995 he joined a small 10 person startup that built one of the first full scale commercial internet search engines and eventually became Excite@Home, a multi-billion dollar public company.  In his tenure at Excite Mr. Frumkin was responsible for core company functions like web crawl and e-commerce engineering.  

After Excite Mr. Frumkin spent several years as the CTO Gamechange, the seed stage collaboration between Accenture Technology Ventures and Softbank Venture Capital, where he was responsible for technical due diligence and providing management guidance to portfolio companies.   In 2002, pursuing a desire to go back to his more technical distributed computing roots, he joined Google where his responsibilities have ranged from managing large engineering teams responsible for most of Google’s revenue, to overseeing critical internal software infrastructure projects.  At various points in time he was responsible for the engineering teams building and operating AdWords and the initial launch of AdSense, and the building of Google’s personalization infrastructure.  

In 2012 Mr. Frumkin founded the Google Accelerated Science https://research.google/teams/applied-science/gas/ research team within Google Research.  This team works with leading scientific institutions and universities around the world to increase the pace of discovery in important scientific research by bringing Google’s expertise in machine intelligence and machine perception to bear on fundamental science problems.

Mr. Frumkin holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT. 

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