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Google Opening New Office in Pennsylvania

Daniel Lovering (
Thu, 15 Dec 2005 22:45:08 -0600

Google to Open Research Facility in Pa.
By DANIEL LOVERING, AP Business Writer

Google Inc., the leading online search engine company, will open a new
engineering and research office in Pittsburgh next year to be headed
by a Carnegie Mellon University professor, the company said Thursday.

The facility will be charged with creating software search tools for
Google. It is expected to create as many as 100 new high-tech jobs in
the Pittsburgh area over the next few years, said Craig
Nevill-Manning, director of Google's New York engineering office.

The office will be headed by Andrew Moore, a Carnegie Mellon professor
of computer science and robotics who currently runs a research
laboratory of 30 students, programmers and faculty members. Moore, 40,
is an expert in data mining and artificial intelligence.

"Andrew Moore has built his career on the twin challenges of
developing techniques to extract patterns from large data sets and
applying these machine learning methods to real-life problems," said
Randal Bryant, the dean of Carnegie Mellon's computer science school.

The office will be one of several Google has opened near universities.

The company recently joined Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems
Inc. in backing a $7.5 million Internet research laboratory at the
University of California, Berkeley. It also has facilities in New
York, Phoenix, Santa Monica, Calif., and Mountain View, Calif., where
the company is based.

Google has overseas offices in Japan, Switzerland and India.

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