Jeffrey A. Dean
Computer scientist; Software engineer; Company research scientist
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Field-changing contributions by developing new approaches to large-scale systems for distributed computing and deep (neural network) learning. He has enormous breadth in other areas such as performance monitoring, data compression, information retrieval, processor architecture, and compiler optimization. Dean also has applied his expertise to help create highly successful products using the vast processing, information storage, and machine learning systems he has pioneered - improving the quality of search, speech recognition, language translation, computer vision, and other areas. While Dean is a superb collaborator and has worked extensively with Sanjay Ghemawat and others, he is externally recognized for his individual contributions to his field.