Dr Craig Nevill-Manning
Dr Craig Nevill-Manning is the Chief Technology Officer of Sidewalk Labs, focused on developing new urban technologies and working with portfolio companies to develop their engineering teams and technology.
Before joining Sidewalk Labs, he was the Engineering Director at Google where he founded its first remote engineering centre, and oversaw the development of products including Google Local (now Maps) and Froogle (now Google Shopping), as well as features of web search such as Question Answering and Web Definitions.
With regards to Google’s philanthropic arm, Craig also co-founded Google’s Flu Trends and Crisis Response projects, providing maps, imagery and a missing persons service.
Prior to joining Google in 2000, he was an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Biochemistry Department at Stanford University. He is the author of 44 peer-reviewed academic publications, and was awarded a Career Grant by the National Science Foundation for work combining information retrieval and computational biology.