Prior to founding Infer, Vik was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV), where he helped the firm identify new ideas as well as evaluate early stage investments. Before SHV, Vik helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, an open search platform that runs over 1 billion queries a month. He developed supporting examples like TweetNews (which Wired called “the best mashup we’ve ever seen”) and the new homepage. At 24, MIT’s Technology Review listed him as one of the Top 35 under 35 Innovators for his contributions to search. He also worked at Google and Microsoft, both in research and products, helping ship Custom Search and XP SP2 Wireless. At MSR he worked with Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray, co-authoring a publication about the SkyServer. Vik has filed 13 patents in the areas of search, social networking, systems, and content optimization. He and his work have also been mentioned in news sources like CNET, Slashdot, TechCrunch, Washington Post, and the WSJ. Vik graduated with a Bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley in Computer Science. In high school, Vik competed in policy debate; he won the California state championship and was selected as a Kentucky Fellow, which ranked him among the top 12 debaters in the country.


[Email] vik <dot> singh <at> acm <dot> org




12 responses to “Bio

  1. I really liked your site, it really helped me with my Google Custom Search Engine (Co-op) thanks for the help.

    Elliot Clowes (

  2. Olivier Chevet


    As a user and a Google CSE animator (about french law) I am interested in the service you mention in your recent post. But the provided URL ( does not seem to work.

    Would please tell me how to access it, if it is still possible. your work seems promising..



  3. Hi Olivier – That was probably my fault (I was messing around with the server). It should be working now.

  4. Great Job …

    Keep the good work up !

  5. Hi zooie,

    I am Panos for We run a free directory for cse created with google co-op.

    We are new (two months), so we are doing some promotion now.
    We liked your tech cse, so we are offering you a featured submision for free and for 2 years just for a backlink. Check i out at

    Think it over and contact us. If you are not interested, feel free to submit your cse for free nevertheless.


  6. Ely

    I am in need of a good programmer to implement Google CSE on the website search (+maps API, and more).
    I have found your site thru google CSE example.

    Thank you to get back to asap, if you can help that would be terrific or maybe you know other people that did or do Google CSE?


  7. Hi, came here from your search engine page “tech search”. i publish a blog on science and technology ( if you like this blog you may consider including it in your search results. i am sure it will make your SRs more enriching and, of course, i would be thankful


  8. Yboss is really amazing…. and i have used to develop a simple crawler

    Greatwork Vik :-)

  9. Hi Vik,

    Your CSE is something that I would like to have. right now all my results are going to google hosted web page. How did you get your search results to fit the theme of your website. Also let me know how you did your filters that way.

    You can take a look at my CSE at

    Please help me in giving suggestions to have the search results like the way your CSE returns.

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  12. Great article on comparing opensource serach engines!!! Very helpful…thank you. Have you written anything else on the subject in the last few years?

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