Luiz A. Barroso
Recipient of IEEE Computer Society's 2020 Eckert-Mauchly Award

Biography

Luiz is the VP of Engineering leading the Core organization, the team primarily responsible for the technical foundation behind Google’s flagship products. Before that he was a Google Fellow, he led engineering in Google Maps and was the technical lead for Google’s computing infrastructure.

While at Google he has co-authored articles on warehouse-scale computing, energy proportionality and storage system reliability and also co-wrote “The Datacenter as a Computer”, the first textbook to describe the architecture of warehouse-scale computing systems, now in its 3rd edition.

Luiz was previously a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation, where his group did some of the pioneering research on modern multi-core architectures. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was the program chair of ACM ISCA’09, a National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lectureship awardee in 2012, and he served on the National Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board from 2013 to 2019.

Luiz holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Awards

2020 Eckert-Mauchly Award
“For pioneering the design of warehouse-scale computing and driving it from concept to industry.”
Learn about the Eckert-Mauchly Award