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Carey Nachenberg


Carey Nachenberg

Adjunct Professor, UCLA Computer Science Department
Chief Scientist, Chronicle

In addition to his adjunct professorship at UCLA, Carey Nachenberg works at Chronicle as chief scientist, and previously worked full time at Google X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. Google X invents and launches “moonshot” technologies with the goal of making the world a radically better place, and is best known for its Chauffeur self-driving car project, Loon internet balloons, and advanced drones. Prior to these positions, Carey also served as Fellow and chief engineer at cyber-security firm Symantec, where he was responsible for the architecture of Symantec’s core protection technologies and security analytics.


Winner of Wall Street Journal’s 2010 Technology Innovation Award (Computer Security Category)

Named on Computer World’s 2007 “40 Under 40” list: 40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40

UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science Alumni Service Award, 2008


Carey holds over 90 United States patents in the software field. He has also recently published his first thriller novel, The Florentine Deception, and is donating all proceeds from sales (so far more than $10,000) to charities benefitting underserved students and veterans.