Dr. Pavel Simakov is a technical lead of Google Area 120. He loves building intelligent software systems contributing to strategy, product, architecture, and coding. Previously, he was a technical lead of Course Builder, a Google open-source online adaptive learning & MOOC platform, worked on Google Payments & Google Wallet, and was a Director of Software Architecture at PayPal, an eBay company.

When not at Google, Pavel is a President and a Chief Scientist of Adaptive Workouts, a premier Bay Area Strength Training facility. He specializes in slow motion, high intensity Strength Training, also known as Super-Slow protocol or Body By Science "Big Five" workout.