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Anna Patterson on a title to be announced October 22, 2014 (07:00 PM PDT - 08:15 PM PDT)
Location: Berkeley City College

  Title to be announced

  Anna Patterson, Google, Inc.

  October 22, 2014

  7:00-8:15 p.m. 

  More about the talk to come

Anna Patterson is Vice President of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence for Google. Her current focus is text understanding. She serves on the board at Harvey Mudd College and on the National Engineering Council at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a co-founder of Progressive Women of Silicon Valley, which helps host candidates and causes in the region.

At Google, she was the architect of one of their largest search serving systems, TeraGoogle, and also led efforts in web search, ads and shopping. Recently she was responsible for Books at Google and Search and Recommendations for Android. 

She is the co-founder of Cuil, a clustering-based search engine, and wrote Recall.archive.org, a history-based search engine out of the Internet Archive which showed trends over time. She wrote “Why writing your own search engine is hard” in the ACM Queue about this experience.

Anna Patterson received her BS in Computer Science from Washington University and her PhD from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a dissertation entitled “Implicit programming and the Logic of Constructible Duality.” In mathematics, she is most known for the CONCUR 1997 result that “Two finite Kripke structures are bisimilar if and only if they have the same set of valid formulas.” After graduation, she was a research scientist at Stanford University in artificial intelligence working with John McCarthy on phenomenal data mining.

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