Andrew Eland is an Engineering Director at Google. Initially working on distributed file systems and cluster management, he went on to work on Google Maps for many years, most recently leading the mobile engineering teams. He now leads the Social Impact engineering team, responsible for crisis alerting and response, election coverage, support for non-profits, and projects that seek to improve the world through data - including Google Flu Trends. He served on the Blackett Review of Wide Area Biological Detection, and the panel drafting the new Computing Programme of Study for the Department of Education. He graduated from the Department of Computing at Imperial in 2001 with a Masters degree in Software Engineering.