Brian "@bgawalt" Gawalt

About Me

I'm Brian. I am writing to you on Feb 22, 2024.


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Career & Education

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I'm a quantitative software engineer (SWE) with Google, working on AI for managing your Cloud Platform infrastructure. Can't say too much about it right now! (You can probably guess what's coming, though.) One thing I can say is I am now a Golang developer. It's neat!

Previous Google teams: an analytical SWE helping optimize the various planet-scale storage systems, an ML SWE on Google Fi's cell network selection & quality, and another analytical SWE role working on the public web index.

Pre-Google, I was a data scientist at Upwork, working on matching and ranking for their online labor marketplace. Before that, I was a data scientist at Quantifind trying to mine social media comments in a way that could predict the health of a product's marketing campaign.

I got my Ph.D. at the U.C. Berkeley EECS department in 2012, working with Laurent El Ghaoui as part of the StatNews research group. Before that, I got my B.S. in electrical engineering in 2005 from the University of Virginia, where I concentrated on statistical signal processing with a computer science minor.

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