Senior Fellow, Google Inc.
Jeff Dean joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow and leads the Google Brain team, as well as Google's broader Research and Machine Intelligence group. He and his collaborators are working on machine learning and AI techniques for speech recognition, computer vision, language understanding, robotics, healthcare and various other tasks. He is a co-designer and co-implementor of many important software systems, including MapReduce, BigTable Spanner systems, and the open-source TensorFlow system for machine learning. Prior to his role at Google, Dean 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 modeling, forecasting, and analysis of the HIV pandemic. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and a winner of the ACM Prize in Computing and the Mark Weiser Award.