Zak is the Product Manager for TensorFlow and Cloud TPUs on the Google Brain Team. He is interested in making hardware acceleration for machine learning universally accessible and useful. Prior to joining Google, Zak founded a mobile-focused deep learning startup that was acquired by Apple. While at Apple, Zak contributed to the privacy-preserving on-device face identification technology in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra that was announced at WWDC 2016. Zak completed a PhD in computer vision at Harvard. He also participated in the first batch of Y Combinator startups.