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Jeff Dean    

American Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, Google Senior Fellow

Jeff Dean joined Google in mid-1999, and is currently a Google Fellow in the Systems Infrastructure Group. Dean's areas of interest include large-scale distributed systems, performance monitoring, compression techniques, information retrieval, application of machine learning to search and other related problems, microprocessor architecture, compiler optimizations, and development of new products that organize existing information in new and interesting ways.

Dean enjoy developing software with great colleagues. To help ensure that Google continues to hire people with excellent technical skills, Dean has also been fairly involved in our engineering hiring process.

Dean received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, working with Craig Chambers on whole-program optimization techniques for object-oriented languages in 1996. He received a B.S., summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in Computer Science & Economics in 1990. From 1996 to 1999, Dean worked for Digital Equipment Corporation's Western Research Lab in Palo Alto, where he worked on low-overhead profiling tools, design of profiling hardware for out-of-order microprocessors, and web-based information retrieval. From 1990 to 1991, Dean worked for the World Health Organization's Global Programme on AIDS, developing software to do statistical modelling, forecasting, and analysis of the HIV pandemic.

In 2009, Dean was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and was also named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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