Dr. Andrew Moore
Nominated by Secretary James Mattis, United States Department of Defense
Dr. Andrew W. Moore currently serves as the Director of Google Cloud AI. A distinguished computer scientist with expertise in machine learning and robotics, he served as dean of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer
Science from 2014-2018. He had previously served as a professor of computer science and robotics before taking a leave of absence to become founding director of Google's Pittsburgh engineering office in 2006.
Moore's research interests broadly encompass the field of "big data"--applying statistical methods and mathematical formulas to massive quantities of information, ranging from Web searches to astronomy to medical records, in order to identify patterns and extract meaning from that information. His past research has also included improving the ability of robots and other automated systems to sense the world around them and respond appropriately.