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Luiz Andre Barroso: "Google Maps - A Planet-Scale Playground for Computer Scientists"

Event Type
Department of Computer Science
2405 Siebel Center
Sep 10, 2018   10:00  
Dr. Luiz Andre Barroso, VP of Engineering, Google
Jennifer Dixson
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Abstract: Are there good soba noodle places nearby? How do I get to JFK by train? When does this park close? Show me Stonehenge!

Helping people explore and get things done in the real world is the task our team has taken on, and it is a rather challenging one. In this talk I will describe the technical complexity of creating models that reflect the real world for products such as Google Maps, Search and Google Earth.

Bio: Luiz André Barroso, VP of Engineering and a Google Fellow. His team is responsible for collecting and curating maps, local knowledge and imagery data that powers many Google products. He was previously the technical lead for Google’s computing infrastructure and has also worked on a number of software infrastructure projects.

Luiz has published several technical papers and has co-authored “The Datacenter as a Computer”, the first textbook to describe the architecture of warehouse-scale computing systems, now in its 3rd edition. Before Google, he was a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation, where his group did some of the pioneering research on modern multi-core processor architectures.

Luiz is a Fellow of the ACM and the AAAS, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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