Brian F. Cooper


Contact information:
cooperb at google com (work)
brianfrankcooper at gmail com (personal)
twitter: @brianfcooper

I am a software engineer at Google. Before that, I was a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research. Before that I was an assistant professor at Georgia Tech, and before that I was a PhD student at Stanford.

My interests are in massive scale software systems that handle huge amounts of data. At Google, I work on big distributed databases. In previous lives I have worked on web search ranking, cloud computing, distributed and parallel databases, self-adaptive peer-to-peer systems, distributed streaming event processing, reliable distributed archival data storage, and XML indexing.

At Google, I work on the Spanner team.

Here are some cool things I did at Yahoo:

For more work that I have done, take a look at my Publications.

External things I'm currently involved in

Conferences and Workshops I have helped organize:


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