Research @ Google Tech Talk

Have you ever imagined applying your education, research, and experience to benefit millions of people around the world?  There are many opportunities for Google engineers  to make immediate impact and work on real problems.  Our engineers are also encouraged to make contributions to the computer science community through a variety of professional development activities, such as attending conferences, publishing papers, open source, and more. Come and hear local engineers Charlie Reis and Atul Adya briefly talk about how they have done this at Google. See details below.

When: Wednesday, February 9, from 6-8 PM
Where: EE 105

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Charlie will share his experience with research opportunities at Google, specifically on the Chrome team.  He’ll talk about chances to write papers and serve on program committees, as well as how research at Google can differ from other labs, such as shipping experimental projects to millions of users. Charlie Reis is a Software Engineer on the Google Chrome team.  He finished his PhD at UW CSE in 2009, working with Steve Gribble and Hank Levy.  His research interests focus on improving the reliability and security of web browsers for running modern web applications.

 Atul will share his perspective on systems research at Google and it with his experience in other labs/product groups. In particular, he will discuss how research and publications in infrastructure systems happens at Google. He will also share his opinion on the Google culture and why Google continues to be exciting place for graduate students. Atul Adya is a Software Engineer at Google leading a team building a large-scale notifications system. Prior to Google, Atul worked at Microsoft Research (on a distributed file system called Farsite) and in Microsoft product groups (Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Live Mesh) in the areas of distributed systems, databases, file systems, object-relational systems and wireless systems. Earlier at the MIT Computer Science Laboratory, he worked on the Thor persistent object store in the areas of weak consistency, transactions, and object caching. Atul received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and his S.M. and PhD degrees with Prof. Barbara Liskov from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests span a broad range of systems including distributed systems, storage systems, databases, operating systems, and wireless systems.

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