Brian Bershad, Ph.D., is the director for Google's R&D office in Seattle. Prior to joining Google, he was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington. He received his bachelor's degree (1986) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his MS (1989) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Prior to joining the UW faculty, Brian was on faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He received an NSF Presidential Young Investigator award in 1990, an ONR Young Investigator Award in 1994, an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award in 1994, and the ACM/SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award in 2004. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.
Brian has been active in the venture community since 1997. In 2006, he co-founded Illumita Inc., where he served as CEO through mid-2007. He has been at Google since October 2007.