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Colloquium - Davis and Dimitrijevic

Organizing the World's Information and Loving It!
Christine Davis
Google, Inc.
Google, Inc.

We'll cover topics such as building systems for scalability, harnessing the power of data, innovating new applications, managing fast-paced growth, and looking ahead to the future. We'll also open it up for question and answer at the end of the talk.

Christine Davis did an internship with Google in the summer of 2003, and then joined full-time in January of 2004. She is currently working in the dynamic (projects appear and disappear, people move from project to project with a high degree of autonomy) systems-infrastructure group. She graduated with an ScB in Computer Science from Brown University in 2003, after having taken a year off to spend time in Ireland and the Czech Republic. Her interests include performance analysis of large-scale distributed systems, the delicate issues involved in providing web services, and being an ethical computer scientist in a corporate world. Her most recent 20% project was the auto-translate feature in the Firefox Toolbar (try in out!!). Her current 1% project is trying to change the name of the "healthy" cafe in her building from "The No Name Cafe" to "Terra Bite."

Zoran Dimitrijevic joined Google in May 2004 and is currently working in the systems infrastructure group. He received a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004 and a Dipl.Ing. from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1999. His recent research interests include preemptible real-time disk scheduling and distributed storage as well as large-scale parallel and distributed systems.

The talk is brought to you in part by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) CU-Boulder Chapter.
Food will be provided.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)