Luiz André Barroso is a Google Fellow. His interests range from distributed system software infrastructure to the design of Google's computing platform. Prior to Google, Luiz was a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq, where his group did some of the pioneering work on multi-core architectures. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California. Luiz is a Fellow of the ACM and the AAAS.