Search has become one of the most important and commonplace activities on the Internet. Underneath the hood, providing high-quality search results in a fraction of a second provides a variety of challenging Computer Science problems. Such challenges include building and managing highly scalable distributed systems, developing algorithms for effective information retrieval, making use of large quantities of data for machine learning and trend detection, and designing user interfaces to provide information to users on a variety of computing devices. In this talk, we’ll consider a sampling of challenges tackled at Google over the past few years, including work in scalable systems infrastructure, algorithmic developments for search, and innovative applications that been built using Google’s computing platform. We’ll also talk a bit about how much fun we have doing all this!
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**Please visit www.google.com/jobs/students to view our complete list of job opportunities and learn more about Google, our work, and our culture. On-campus interviews will be held on October 10, 2006. To be considered for full time positions at Google, please apply online and include your resume and unofficial copies of your transcripts by Thursday, September 28, 2006.**
Meet the Google Team!
Peter Andes, Software Engineer
Peter graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from UBC in 2006. While at UBC he was an active student leader. He founded the UBC .NET User Group, worked as the Microsoft Student Ambassador, and was an active executive on the Computer Science Student Society. Peter focused his undergraduate work on theoretical computer science, algorithms, and systems development. Before coming to work at Google Peter was a TA at UBC and also interned on the Microsoft Windows Kernel Team. Here at Google he enjoys his days working on the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. Peter is also working towards his M.S. at Stanford part-time.
Dave Marwood, Software Engineer and Tech Talk Speaker
Dave joined Google in 2004 as part of a growing video team, working on many aspects of large-scale video capture, processing, and streaming. Prior to Google, Dave worked on video content distribution to set-top boxes in a retail setting and on interactive video conferencing on the Internet. Dave received his MSc at the University of British Columbia in 1998.
Gurmeet Singh Manku, Software Engineer
Gurmeet joined Google in August 2004 as part of the Infrastructure team. He has worked primarily on devising new compression techniques for massive amounts of data managed by Google. Gurmeet has degrees from Stanford University ( Ph.D.), UC Berkeley (M.S.) and IIT Delhi (B.S.). Gurmeet also worked full-time at IBM Research, devising efficient one-pass algorithms for data streams.
Kelly Poon, Software Engineer
Kelly graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics, and from the University of Calgary with a Master of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Computer Graphics. During university, she participated in the ACM programming contest as both a contestant and coach. She joined Google in June 2005, and since then has been working as an engineer on the AdSense backend team.
April Yu, Staffing Programs Manager
April joined Google in August 2005 and works in the Seattle R&D office in Kirkland, WA. She manages relationships with U of Washington, U of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and U of Alberta and also works on staffing programs for the Seattle engineering and sales offices. Prior to Google, April spent a year at Dell, Inc managing university and diversity Programs for Dell’s Product and WW Procurement Groups and five years at Microsoft working on various staffing programs. She also worked at Visio Corporation on the Corporate Sales Marketing Team. April received her BA in Business at the University of Washington.
Peng Zhao, Software Engineer
Peng graduated from UBC in August 2004 with a Master of Science in Computer Science. During his two years at UBC, he TA’ed CS414 Computer Graphics and represented UBC to attend ACM ICPC contest twice ( http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~pzhao/). He became a Googler in December 2005 in the Seattle R&D office, and has been working in the Google Pack team.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 17:30 to 18:30
Forest Sciences 1005 NOT Dempster 110 and NOT Dempster 310 as previously stated!
The Vancouver Linux User Group and the IEEE Communications Society UBC Chapter are pleased to be hosting two presentations by Google on Monday February 20th. We would like to take this opportunity to invite yourself, your members, and other interested students to attend what we believe will be very interesting presentations.
There will be two presentations: the first will take place at UBC in Kaiser Room 2030 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm and the second will take place at BCIT in the TELUS Theatre from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.
The presentations are being given by Brian Edmonds who is a long-time VanLUG member who currently works for Google as a Site Reliability Engineer. He will be discussing the technical aspects of what his job entails as well as what working at Google is like in general. He will also discuss how to make the best use of the Google API. Google will have recruiters on hand to meet with people who are interested in learning more about working at Google.
Both events will include pizza and pop refreshments.
Monday, February 20, 2006 - 15:00 to 16:30
Kaiser Room 2030
Come hear Eric Zawadzki, a Co-op student who worked 16 months at IBM talk about …
- Description of the EPIC program
- Description of some of the internships and co-op positions
- Brief description of the Toronto/Ottawa labs
- Explain the Extreme Blue program
- Give pointers on how to navigate through the IBM Career Website in particular the “How to Apply” section
- Describe his work experience at IBM
No need to RSVP. See you there.
Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 11:30 to 12:00
Dempster Room 310
So you’ve decided to unleash the freak. Microsoft Developers are a little left of centre too. But, they’ll still take you through a two-hour session and show you how to unleash your inner freak using Visual Studio® Express Edition 2005 development system.
You’ll see how fun and easy it is to design awesome looking games with the drag and drop interface. Web Page and Screen Saver starter kits mean you don’t have to have a PhD in computer science—again, if you’ve got one, that’s great. And the best part is, you don’t have to spend a dime.
You must register for this event to attend.
The Develop Mental Tour is a complimentary 2-hour learning seminar aimed at students with an interest in designing and building games and web pages. Attendees will learn first-hand from Microsoft developer experts how Visual Studio® 2005 Express Edition can quickly enable them to bring their ideas to life and create their own software in ways that are fun and easy. Web Page and Screen Saver starter kits mean a PhD in computer science isn’t at all necessary – but it certainly won’t hurt.
Take the software home
Everybody who attends the Develop Mental Tour walks away with either a voucher for software redemption or a complimentary copy of Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition. And, the first 250 to attend receive a complimentary Microsoft Press® book. It’s a no-brainer, really.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seminar presentation
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 17:00 to 19:00
GSS Ballroom corner of West Mall & Crescent Rd
Graduating in 2007 or 2008? Come on over and check out your future career—don’t forget to bring your resume, we are hiring!
We invite all Computer Science & Engineering
students to join us for an interactive tour
of our leading edge projects, a sneak peak at future TELUS products, and a chance to
interview for exciting New Grad positions.
We have a tasty lunch and fantastic door prizes to give away. If you arrive before
1:00pm you will be eligible to win a prize (hasn’t been decided yet).
Click on “read more” below to view more information about this event!
Don’t go to just another information session this January– check out our work
environment, people, technology and career opportunities for yourself LIVE…at our
We would love for you to stay for the day, however if you can only attend for part
of the day– here is a schedule of events planned:
* 12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH & Networking
* 1:00 - 1:45pm Business Transformation Leadership Development Program
* 2:00 – 2:45pm TELUS TV Presentation & Demo
* 3:00 – 3:30pm Project Imagine Presentation
* 3:30- 4:00pm Q & A with your Recruiter
* 4:00 onwards Pre-interviews & Networking
We are located at 3777 Kingsway, Burnaby (at the corner of Kingsway & Boundary).
Come in and follow the signs in the lobby.
Please RSVP to [email protected] and please indicate if you will require
Friday, January 26, 2007 - 12:00 to 16:00
3777 Kingsway, Burnaby (at the corner of Kingsway & Boundary)