Igor Naverniouk

Computer Programmer

abednego at gmail dot com
cell: (650)996-9735 (I prefer email)


Software Engineer at Google, Inc. in Mountain View, CA.
  • 2017-now: Uber tech lead of a 150-engineer team working on a confidential project. Responsible for infrastructure that includes custom hardware, cloud services, mobile devices, and more. Improved developer productivity, reduced system complexity, enabled the team to scale 5x without losing velocity or accruing technical debt.
  • 2011-2016: Android. Built data collection, logging, and analytics infrastructure for nearly all of Google's 1st party apps (Search, Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Play Store, Google+, and more). This one of Google's core pieces of infrastructure. Led an engineering team who scaled it up to 2 billion devices sending 1.5M requests and 6GB of data per second. This powers most of Google's mobile logging, monitoring, and experimentation.
  • 2010-2011: Google Commerce Platform. Built a shopping recommendation engine that raised conversion rates and revenue (by 30%) for a number of large partners.
  • 2007-2010: TV advertisement quality and auction. Designed new ad quality measures; built a machine learning training arena and a model that greatly reduced ad avoidance rates and raised revenue.
  • 2007-now: Google Code Jam (20% time). Contest platform, problem preparation, spin-offs.
Summer 2007
Software engineering intern at Google Inc. in Mountain View, California. Initial design and implementation of the Google Code Jam website that still works 10 years later.
Summer 2006
Research intern at Google Inc. in Mountain View, California. Machine learning for real-time natural language processing tasks for use in many Google products, including search and ad quality.
Summer 2005
Research assistant to Dr. John Buchanan at Electronic Arts Canada. Neural networks for game AI. Made a fighting bot that learns to mimic expert players. Also built a winning bot for an AI competition arena -- tank battles in a maze.
Technical test grader (part time) for Business Objects (now part of SAP). Graded the coding section of the technichal test used in the hiring process.
Course designer and instructor Co-designed and twice taught a Problem Solving course (CPSC490) at the Computer Science department of UBC, drawing on our experience in programming competitions.
Software Engineering Lead (part time) BioVires Solutions Inc.: Built a tool for Hepatitis C researchers to study RNA sequences, their alignment, phylogenic trees and 3D structures. Learned to lead a small programming team.
Senior Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at UBC. Course: CPSC216. Experience preparing and teaching tutorials.


Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto (unfinished); approximation algorithms and combinatorial auctions. Supervisor: Dr. Avner Magen.
Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia; stochastic algorithms for multiobjective optimization. Supervisor: Dr. Holger Hoos.
B.Sc. Combined Honours in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia.

Programming contests

17th place team ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) World Finals in Shanghai (2nd place in North America).
1st place team ACM ICPC Pacific North-West region.
NSERC Post-Graduate Scholarship.
4th place team ACM Regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (Pacific North-West region).
Site Champions and 3rd place team ACM Regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (Pacific North-West region).
UBC Computer Science Terrific TA Award for CPSC216: Program Design and Datastructures.
Site Champions and 6th place team ACM Regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (Pacific North-West region).