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Google Search Guru Hosted by School of Information Sciences

Dan Russell

Google search guru Dan Russell presented a free public lecture about online searching on November 6 at the College of Communication and Information. He also conducted a special session with area public librarians and met with CCI graduate students while on campus.

Hosted by UT’s School of Information Sciences, Russell’s lecture, “Search Is not yet a solved problem for systems OR searchers,” discussed how people use and think about search, and looked at the future of search and how it’s expected to evolve. Read more about Russell’s research, upcoming talks, and classes.

“Dan Russell confirmed for our students the importance of continually developing their search skills as experts to meet the demands of new tools and new collections of information,” said SIS Director Diane Kelly. “The expert advice he offered showed our students ways in which their special skills can provide solutions to a large variety of organizations.”

Russell joined Google in 2005 and is now the company’s uber tech lead for search quality and user happiness. He currently teaches an online course called PowerSearchingWithGoogle.com. More than 3,000 learners each week take this course, and nearly 3.6 million students have attended his online search classes in the past two years.