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Pichai slept in the family room of the compact family house as a child in Madras, but his father, an electrical engineer with the British multinational GEC, ensured that the boys received an excellent education. Pichai showed an early interest in technology as well as an exceptional memory, particularly for phone numbers. He was offered a scholarship to study at Stanford University after obtaining a degree in metallurgy (B.Tech., 1993) and a silver medal at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (M.S. in engineering and materials science, 1995). He stayed in the United States after that, briefly working for Applied Materials (a semiconductor materials supplier) before getting an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 2002.   Sundar Pichai is the chief Operating officer of Google Inc. and a computer engineer. Google, a technological business that specialises in Web services and products, underwent significant corporate restru...