Senior Director of Engineering, Google
Michael Morrissey has been with Google for over six years. As an Engineering Director and member of the Android leadership team, he has been a key driver in developing, scaling, and improving the Android platform as it has grown -- as well as ensuring Android is as secure as possible for users. Michael led international teams focused on building highly accurate speech recognition systems and music recognition features, as well as incorporating computer vision features like Face Unlock into Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, among many other projects.
Before coming to Google, he spent time as an engineer and technical lead building a content categorization system for i-drive.com, working on BeOS printing systems at Be, Inc, and developing a large networking and provisioning system at AT&T. Michael also joined the startup Danger, Inc. as employee #5 and worked as the company’s lead engineer helping to design and build the Danger mobile service. Michael went on to work as a Development Manager on mobile and embedded devices at Microsoft, focused on a consumer phone built on top of Windows Mobile. He attended the Stevens Institute of Technology majoring in Mathematics for his undergraduate degree, and pursued graduate work in Mathematics at Louisiana State University.
Michael lives in Atlanta with his family. Outside of work he enjoys building and launching model rockets with his kids, cycling, and playing the guitar.