Anurag Acharya is a Distinguished Engineer at Google. He is one of the founders of Google Scholar. Anurag Acharya was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with a B.Tech. Degree in Computer Science & Engineering (CS) in 1987. He received his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. He was also an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.