Eric is a software engineer and former computer graphics researcher. He received a B.Math from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford.
As an early employee at Google, he led the development of the AdWords advertising platform and various components of Google Maps, including the directions system. Eric also worked for Pixar, where he developed technology for some of their first movies. He received two Academy Awards for his research in computer graphics at Stanford and Pixar. He and his wife Luanne are passionate about wilderness conservation and live near Seattle with their two children.