Dr. Eddie Pettis received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Arkansas in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue
University in 2008. His graduate research focused on operating system directed power
management techniques for general purpose computing environments. Currently, Dr.
Pettis is a Staff Software Engineer and Tech Lead Manager for Google in Mountain
View, CA. Since joining Google, he has developed firmware for various cooling and
power systems, researched UPS reliability, and architected state-of-the-art power and
cooling management software. In his 20% time, Dr. Pettis volunteers for university
programs at many schools, including Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University,
University of Texas, UC-Davis, and UC-Berkeley, and sponsors a Google Research Award
with Dr. Tajana Rosing at UC-San Diego. He received a Google Technical Infrastructure
citizenship award in 2012 for outstanding contributions outside his own team,
especially his involvement with university programs. He has served as Governor at
Large for the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors from July 2009 though December 2012.