Dan Sandler (B.A. ’99, M.S. ’05, Ph.D. ’09) is a software engineer on Google’s Android System User Interface (UI) team. He worked on UI frameworks and apps for companies like PalmSource and Be, Inc. before returning to Rice as a graduate student. Working with Dan Wallach Sandler researched distributed and peer-to-peer systems as well as computer systems security with a focus on electronic voting.
Soon after wrapping up his Ph.D. at Rice, Sandler joined Google and began working on their Android smartphone software. In a recent New York Times’ article – The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’ – he said he had included a surprise in every Android version since 2011.