Google in Chapel Hill: Entangled With Graphics

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Mike Reed
Date and Time
The talk will be virtual on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be emailed to the department, or contact Jennifer Schmidt (jschmidt at to request it.

For 15+ years, Google has had an engineering office in Chapel Hill. Come hear how that came to be, and what the teams are working on. Learn about the graphic engine in Android and Chrome, and how that technology has changed/evolved over time. Get a sampling of current efforts and challenges, and how some of that work inspired a class at UNC.

Short Biography

Mike Reed saw the original Macintosh in a tech basement at Northwestern University. That encounter ruined him for any normal career, and he has been consumed by computer graphics ever since. His first job out of school was as a programmer at Apple. He went on to found and sell 4 startups, and now runs the Google office in Chapel Hill, where he also gets to cross the street and teach graphics at UNC.

Alexander Hartemink