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Distinguished Lecture: Google Chief Scientist Jeff Dean

February 13 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

IN-PERSON: The Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University presents a Distinguished Lecture by **[Jeff Dean](https://ai.google/research/people/jeff)**, Chief Scientist at Google Inc.

**Bio:** Jeff Dean joined Google in 1999 where he now serves as Google’s Chief Scientist, focusing on AI advances for Google DeepMind and Google Research. His areas of focus include machine learning and AI, and applications of AI to problems that help billions of people in societally beneficial ways. His work has been integral to many generations of Google’s search engine, its initial ad serving system, distributed computing infrastructure such as BigTable and MapReduce, the Tensorflow open-source machine learning system, as well as many libraries and developer tools.

Dean received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Computer Science & Economics from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and a winner of the 2012 ACM Prize in Computing and the 2021 IEEE John von Neumann medal.

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February 13
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Duncan Hall
6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005 United States