Under the patronage of The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Google Earth Outreach and Earth Engine Google, Inc.
is a computer scientist and longtime software professional. At Google, she conceived and leads the Google Earth Outreach program, which supports nonprofits, communities and indigenous peoples around the world in applying Google's mapping tools to the world's pressing problems in areas such as environmental conservation, human rights and creating a sustainable society. Her personal work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods in her Santa Cruz Mountain community.
Rebecca also leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform which supports global-scale data-mining of satellite imagery for societal benefit. Rebecca received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University in Artificial Intelligence, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and is currently on leave from the Stanford Ph.D. program in Computer Science. Prior to joining Google, she served as VP Engineering at two Silicon Valley firms.