Greg Badros : 2009 Plenary Meeting


Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"The Cloud and Google"


Our computing paradigm is changing once again, led by the World Wide Web 15 years ago, more and more data users care about is stored in and served from datacenters. This new architecture depends on standards and puts different demands on all layers of the technology stack resulting in innovations at each of those layers. I'll explain a bit about how Google sees this evolving landscape and discuss the challenges and opportunities it affords.


Greg Badros earned bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Duke University. After co-founding a successful startup, he continued to graduate school and earned his masters and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. Starting at age 14, Greg has accumulated over a dozen research and trade publications and has spoken at numerous conferences internationally. His research interests include software engineering, declarative representations and constraint satisfaction, distributed systems, and programming language design and implementation. Greg joined Google in early 2003 as a member of the systems lab, and has been the Engineering Director for AdSense and for Gmail+, and is now the Sr. Director of Engineering for Application Platform. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, skiing, snowboarding, and rollerblading."