Brian F. Cooper is a software engineer and manager on the storage infrastructure team at Google. His interests include distributed information systems and databases. Previously, he was a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research. Before that, he was an assistant professor at Georgia Tech, where he worked on self-managing peer-to-peer overlays and distributed in-network event processing. His PhD dissertation examined adaptive overlays for replicating data, and for searching for the replicated data once it had been scattered throughout a network.
Brian received his PhD in 2003 from Stanford University, where he worked in the database group, the digital library project, and the peer-to-peer group. His dissertation advisor was Hector Garcia-Molina. Brian also received his MS from Stanford in 2000, and his BS in computer science and BA in Chemistry from the University of Colorado.
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