Shiva is CEO and Co-Founder of Urban Engines. Prior to Urban Engines, from 2001 through 2010, Shiva was a Vice President and Distinguished Entrepreneur at Google, helping to build AdSense, Search Appliances, Cloud Apps, and research and development centers across the world. With a deep interest in open data, Shiva created to surface Web data with an industry-first collaboration between Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft. Shiva has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Arthur Samuel Best Thesis Award.