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University of Kentucky Inducts Google's Matt Cutts into Hall of Fame



By Catherine Groux
Posted October 26, 2012 11:00 AM

Google's Matt Cutts was inducted into the University of Kentucky's Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
Google's Matt Cutts was inducted into the University of Kentucky's Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
Officials from University of Kentucky recently announced that Matt Cutts, the head of webspam at Google, was inducted into their Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. The technology guru attended the university while working for the U.S. Department of Defense, graduating with bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics in 1995, the Kentucky Kernel reports.

In January 2000, Cutts became one of Google's first 100 employees as a software engineer, ultimately designing SafeSearch, Google's family filter. In the past 12 years, Cutts has worked his way up in the company, and is now responsible for ensuring the most important and relevant websites are the top search results on Google.

During his speech at the induction ceremony, Cutts discussed his evolving role at Google and gave students advice on how to stand out in the job market. Given his professional insight, students like sophomore Kylie Sheehan said they enjoyed the presentation.

"It's inspiring to know that someone with so much success went to the same school as me and is still such a down-to-earth guy," Sheehan told the Kernel.

Last Friday's event also welcomed three other prestigious alumni into the hall of fame, including James C. Duff, current president and CEO of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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