Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Dean of Engineering
Dean of Undergraduates
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biography of Jeffrey Dean:
Jeffrey (Jeff) Dean joined Google in mid-1999, and is currently a Google Senior Fellow in the Research Group, where he leads the Google Brain project. Jeff's areas of interest include large-scale distributed systems, performance monitoring, compression techniques, information retrieval, application of machine learning to search and other related problems, microprocessor architecture, compiler optimizations, and development of new products that organize existing information in new and interesting ways. Jeff received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, working with Craig Chambers on whole-program optimization techniques for object-oriented languages in 1996. He received his B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in Computer Science & Economics in 1990. From 1996 to 1999, Jeff worked for Digital Equipment Corporation's Western Research Lab in Palo Alto, where he worked on low-overhead profiling tools, design of profiling hardware for out-of-order microprocessors, and web-based information retrieval. From 1990 to 1991, he worked for the World Health Organization's Global Programme on AIDS, developing software to do statistical modelling, forecasting, and analysis of the HIV pandemic. In 2009, Jeff was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and was also named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).