Brian McClendon, vice president of engineering for Google and a Kansas University and Lawrence High School graduate, is scheduled to return to Lawrence on Monday.
He will give a lecture at noon Monday in the Apollo Room in Nichols Hall on KU’s West Campus. McClendon, the co-creator of Google Earth, will discuss the software and hardware of cloud computing, including MapReduce and Global Fire System.
The term “cloud computing” refers to anything involving hosted services over the Internet.
McClendon earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from KU in 1986.