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Saying he’s one in a billion isn’t a stretch – he was among the top 100 students in the entire country of India on his IITs entrance exam.

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Abhinav Gupta, Vice President of Engineering

Abhinav Gupta has built a career as a truly insightful technical mind focused on delivering huge value for massive-scale systems – ones with transactions reaching one-thousand times the NASDAQ trading volume.

Prior to co-founding Rocket Fuel, he was an engineering director at Yahoo! where he led the development of their next generation behavior targeting platform. As a founding member of the behavioral targeting group at Yahoo!, he helped cultivate a start-up environment building the team and platform from scratch and won the coveted “Super Star” award – the highest accolades Yahoo! presents to employees. He also incubated the recommendations platform used by Yahoo! Travel, Real-Estate, Shopping and Autos, helping to boost Yahoo! Shopping to number one in comScore rankings Prior to Yahoo!, he was a principal member of technical staff at Oracle working on a variety of projects implementing data warehousing and OLAP functionality in the database server. He also worked with customers having Terabytes of data helping Oracle Consulting reach performance goals on key customer projects.

He holds a B. Tech in computer science from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin. He has co-authored almost twenty patents in the areas of database queries and optimization, behavioral targeting and Web-based user analytics. He also co-authored the paper that won SIGMOD-2003 best paper award.

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