Luiz André Barroso

      Luiz André Barroso

About me

I work at Google, where I am the VP of Engineering leading Core Systems, the team primarily responsible for the technical foundation behind Google's flagship products. I was previously a Google Fellow (technical title), a VP of Engineering in Google Maps and the technical lead for our computing infrastructure.
My technical interests have included hardware design (from the chip to the datacenter level), high-performance I/O, and Web services infrastructure. I have published a number of well-cited research papers, and served the computer science community in a variety of roles.

News

February 2019: Our Google Maps and AR teams are rolling out a new technology for accurate localization and pose in Google Maps walking navigation. See the blog post and a review from the WSJ.

November 2018: The 3rd edition of our book, The Datacenter as a Computer: Designing Warehouse-Scale Machines, is finally out. As with the previous editions you can download the pdf version for free.

September 2018: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi have announced they will adopt Android (including Google Maps and Assistant) in their cars.

September 2018: Our team has announced a tool to help local governments measure their environmental impact, including carbon emissions from transportation and buildings (more at the Environmental Insights Explorer). See the Google blog post and a video describing the initiative.

September 2018: In a partnership with the NGO Addressing the Unaddressed our team is bringing postal addresses to slum dwellers in Kolkata (see video here).

September 2017: Wired magazine has writen an article about our latest StreetView cars and related computer vision technology. The accompanying video featuring some of my colleagues is worth a watch.

April, 2017: Have you tried the new Google Earth?