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Luiz André Barroso


Luiz André Barroso is a VP of Engineering in leading the Core Systems team, the organization primarily responsible for the technical foundation behind Google's flagship products. Before that he was a Google Fellow, led engineering in Google Maps and was the technical lead for Google's computing infrastructure. His interests range from distributed system software infrastructure to the design of Google's computing platform. Luiz co-authored "The Datacenter as a Computer", the first textbook to describe the architecture of warehouse-scale computing systems, now in its 3rd edition. Prior to Google, Luiz was a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq, where his group did some of the pioneering work on multi-core architectures. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California. Luiz is a Fellow of the ACM and the AAAS.

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