Director of Applied Science
John Platt is a Distinguished Scientist at Google Research, leading the Applied Science organization. One of the focus areas of Applied Science is climate change: we investigate how large-scale computation and AI can be employed to reduce global mean temperature. John is an applied mathematician who has worked on numerous fields, such as neural networks, computer graphics, planetary science, analog circuits, quantum computing, numerical analysis, computer vision, human-computer interface, support vector machines, data systems, Python, and computational geometry. For his work in computer graphics, he received a Technical Academy Award in 2006.