Greg Badros

Greg Badros

Greg Badros earned bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Duke University. After founding the engineering team at a successful startup, he started graduate school and earned his doctoral degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. Starting from age 14, Greg has accumulated over twenty research and trade publications and has spoken at numerous conferences internationally. His research interests include software engineering, declarative representations, and constraint satisfaction, distributed systems, programming language design, and implementation, and mechanism design for online advertising auctions. His Ph.D. work on the Cassowary Constraint Solving algorithm is now an integral part of Appleā€™s OS X (starting with 10.7 Lion) and iOS. Since then, he worked at Google for over six years where he was a Sr. Director of Engineering, having led AdSense from 2004-2007 and then the Gmail+ and Google Apps teams from 2007-2009. From mid-2009 to October 2013, Greg worked at Facebook where he was VP Engineering & Products and led numerous teams including Ads, Search, Photos, Messages, Growth, Data Infrastructure, and Data Science. After his nearly 4.5 years at Facebook, he founded Prepared Mind Innovations and builds prototypes. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, skiing, and home automation.

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