Anna Patterson is currently Vice President of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence for Google. She is also currently a trustee at Harvey Mudd College and a trustee at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and on the National Engineering Council at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a co-founder of Progressive Women of Silicon Valley which helps host candidates and causes in Silicon Valley. She is the Global Co-Chair of Women@Google.
While she was in Android she was responsible for Books, Search, and Recommendations in Google Play and for Infrastructure to scale up Android from 40 million phones to over 800 million phones. Before Android at Google, she was the architect of one of their largest search serving systems TeraGoogle and also led efforts in Web Search, Ads, and Shopping.
She is the co-founder of Cuil, a clustering-based search engine and wrote Recall.archive.org, a history-based search engine out of the Internet Archive which showed trends over time. She wrote "Why writing your own search engine is hard" in the ACM Queue about this experience.
Anna received her B.S. in Computer Science from Washington University and her PhD from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and was a Research Scientist at Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence working with John McCarthy on Phenomenal Data Mining.