James Laudon is a member of the Google Brain team, whose mission is to develop deep learning technologies and deploy them throughout Google. His research interests focus on hardware and software co-design for high-performance systems and he's currently working on domain-specific computer architectures for machine learning. Before joining the Brain team in 2017, James was founder and site director for the Google Madison office. Prior to joining Google in 2007 he contributed to the architecture and implementation of multiple computer systems including the Stanford DASH, SGI Origin 2000, and Sun UltraSPARC T1. James has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.