Lak is Director of the Google Cloud Platform team focusing on Analytics and AI Solutions. He co-founded Google's Advanced Solutions Lab. Previous to Google, he was a Senior Research Scientist at CIMMS/U. Oklahoma/National Severe Storms Laboratory working on Machine Learning applications applied to weather prediction problems and a Director at the Climate Corporation where he led a team that built probabilistic estimates of past, current and future weather. His Google Scholar page captures the ways in which that work is used by other scientists.