Mr. Vijay Krishnan
Dual Degree (B. Tech. +M. Tech.), 2005 Computer Science and Engineering

Mr. Vijay Krishnan is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of ‘’ He obtained his dual degree (B.Tech.+ M.Tech.) in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2005 and his M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2007.

Mr. Vijay Krishnan is the Founder and CTO of which was launched in 2018. Turing uses Machine learning to help companies hire the top 1% of its 2 Million+ registered software developers who are vetted over 6+ hours of tests and interviews. Talented software engineers can live anywhere in the world and still have access to the world’s best job opportunities. 400+ companies ranging from startups to large enterprises work with Turing for their software hiring needs. Turing became a unicorn in 2021.

Mr. Krishnan has worked in Machine Learning for 20 years in academia and industry. Previously, Mr. Krishnan was the Founder & CTO of Rover, an ML-based Content Recommendation Engine that was acquired in early 2017 by Revcontent, where he served as SVP of Data Science.

In his prior life as an ML researcher, Mr. Krishnan authored papers and patents that have been cited 700+ times in areas like Entity Extraction, Web Spam Detection, Natural Language Question Answering, Text Categorization, Privacy-Preserving Data Mining, and Bioinformatics.

Hobbies: “Chess, non-fiction reading across various topics related to startups, business, economics, finance, rationality, etc.”

Special Memories

“Working with Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti and Prof. Sunita Sarawagi and getting an early start in Machine Learning way back in 2003! Numerous wonderful classes within CSE as well as other departments. Also, the many lifelong friends I’ve made during my time there.”