Erica Brand is Head of Strategy & Operations for Google Research’s Applied Science division where she manages programs in climate mitigation and scientific applications of machine learning. She was the lead Program Manager for the effort to create the Google Health PA and led program development for the secure silicon trusted platform modules used throughout Google designed hardware. She also supported the rollout of advanced computing for Google Cloud.
Erica started her professional career as a CAD engineer in semiconductor companies and managed silicon, hardware and software development at large and small companies. She is proud to have two patents – one in automated UI verification and one in second factor authentication. Erica earned a S.B. in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Developmental Biology from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Erica is an alumnus of the Science Talent Search 1986 and the International Science and Engineering Fair 1986.