Jeff Dean joined Google in mid-1999 and is now the head of Artificial Intelligence. During his time at Google, Dean has designed and implemented large portions of the company's advertising, crawling, indexing and query serving systems, along with various pieces of the distributed computing infrastructure that sits underneath most of Google's products. At various times, he has also worked on improving search quality, statistical machine translation, and various internal software development tools and has had significant involvement in the engineering hiring process.
The projects Dean has worked on include:
- Google Brain, a system for large-scale artificial neural networks
- LevelDB, an open-source on-disk key-value store
- TensorFlow, an open-source machine-learning software library
- Spanner, a scalable, multi-version, globally distributed, and synchronously replicated database
- Some of the production system design and statistical machine translation system for Google Translate
- MapReduce, a system for large-scale data processing applications
Dean received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington. He received a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in Computer Science & Economics in 1990. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009, which recognized his work on "the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer systems."
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This event belongs to the seminar series CME 500: Artificial Intelligence in Real Life