Anna Patterson

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Anna Patterson in front of Olin Library at her alma mater Washington University in St. Louis.

Anna Patterson is a software engineer. She contributed to search engines and artificial intelligence at Google, and co-founded Cuil.[1]

Education[edit]

Patterson received her B.S. in Computer Science and another in Electrical Engineering from Washington University[2] and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign[3] and was a Research Scientist at Stanford University in artificial intelligence working with John McCarthy on Phenomenal Data Mining and Carolyn Talcott on theorem provers.[4]

Career[edit]

While she was working in Google's Android organization, Patterson was responsible for a division of Google Play including Books and Search, Recommendations and Infrastructure for scaling up Android from 40 million phones to over 800 million phones.[5]

She was a co-founder of Cuil, a clustering-based search engine (which she created after leaving Google in 2007)[6] and wrote Recall.archive.org (part of the Wayback Machine), a history-based search engine out of the Internet Archive, which showed trends over time.

Awards and honors[edit]

Patterson was a winner of the 2016 ABIE Award,[7] and one of the seminal contributors to search engines.[8] As of 2017 she was Founder and Managing Partner at Gradient Ventures[9] and Vice President of Engineering at Google.[10] She also serves on the board of Square Inc.[11] She was previously a trustee at Harvey Mudd College[12] and a trustee at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute[13] and on the National Engineering Council at Washington University in St. Louis.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "26 of the most powerful female engineers in 2016". Business Insider.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "annap". formal.stanford.edu.
  5. ^ "Anna Patterson". makers.com.
  6. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia. "Cuil Founder (And Former Googler) Anna Patterson Moves Back To Google". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  7. ^ "Anna Patterson - Grace Hopper". 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  8. ^ "Cuil Founder (And Former Googler) Anna Patterson Moves Back To Google". TechCrunch.
  9. ^ Novet, Jordan (2017-07-11). "Google will invest in AI startups and send its engineers to help them out for up to a year". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  10. ^ "Anna Patterson". makers.com.
  11. ^ "Square Names Anna Patterson, Founder and Managing Partner of Google's Gradient Ventures, to Board of Directors".
  12. ^ "2016–2017 Members of the Board | Harvey Mudd College". www.hmc.edu.
  13. ^ "Anna Patterson". www.msri.org.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)