Dr. Luiz André Barroso
Luiz is a computer engineer who has been both a top level executive and a technical leader at Google for over two decades. He led the development of Google’s computing infrastructure and pioneered the concept of Warehouse-scale Computing: the technology that powers today’s most popular online services. He also led engineering in Google Maps, Google Earth and Earth Engine, including the development of geospatial capabilities that are essential to understanding how our planet is changing.
He grew up in Brazil and has served as the executive sponsor for Google’s Latino employee group. Luiz is a wildlife photographer with a particular fondness for birds. He and his wife Catherine Warner are long time supporters of organizations that promote the emancipation of women and girls through sexual and reproductive health and justice. Luiz is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.