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is a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research, where he leads the Knowledge Management Research in the Web Information Management Department. Bohannon received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Rutgers in 2000. His interests include XML processing, information extraction, data integration, data cleaning and a variety of indexing and performance topics. Prior to joining Yahoo! Research, he was a Member of Technical Staff in the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs.
is the KUKA Chair of Robotics and a Distinguished Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Aalborg University Denmark 1987 and 1990, respectively. He has since then held faculty positions at Aalborg University, and Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm, prior to joining Georgia Tech. Christensen does research on computational perception and robotics with an emphasis on a systems approach and estimation methods. He has published more than 250 papers in Computer vision, AI and Robotics. His work has been commercialized by companies such as Electrolux, ABB, and Siemens. He was the founder and coordinator of the EU Network of Excellence in Robotics, and a convener of the Computing Community Consortium’s effort to formulate a national roadmap for robotics, which has recently been adopted by a number of government agencies. He serves as a consultant to companies and agencies across three continents. Dr. Christensen has won numerous prizes including the 2011 Engelberger Award.
earned his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, and his M.S. and Ph.D in Computer Science at Rutgers University. From 1982 to 1998, he was a member of technical staff at Bell Labs and it's various offshoots in central New Jersey, whence he joined UC Davis, where he is now Professor of Computer Science. He was program co-chair of ICSE 2010, and was program chair of SIGSOFT FSE 2006. He has won ACM SIGSOFT distinguished paper awards in 2004 and 2009 at ICSE and the best paper award at MSR in 2010. His research is focused on software engineering, particularly empirical software engineering, using historical data from open-source and commercial software projects.
is currently, the Director of High Performance Computing at the DoD. Before holding this position he was the Division Leader of the Computer and Computational Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Prior to that Bill spent fifteen years at NASA Ames Research Center first as a computational scientist and later as the leader of the NASA Advanced Computing Facility (NAS). His background is turbulence modeling and the fluid mechanics and gas dynamics of hypersonic reentry flows. He has always had a great fascination for the computing machinery itself, explaining his interest in the confluence of computer and computational science for high performance computing.
is an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science at Dartmouth. She works on design of algorithms for problems in network routing and design, game theory, combinatorial optimization, and linear programing. Her research focusses on both exact algorithms and approximation algorithms.
is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He is also a core member of the DUB Group, the University of Washington's cross-campus initiative advancing Human-Computer Interaction and Design research and education. His broad research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction, User Interface Software and Technology, and Ubiquitous Computing. His focus is on developing, deploying, and evaluating new approaches to the human obstacles surrounding widespread everyday adoption of ubiquitous sensing and intelligent computing technologies. He has recently examined these questions in the context of the CueFlik system supporting mixed-initiative end-user interactive concept learning in Web image search, the Kylin system and mixed-initiative information extraction, the GESTALT system addressing obstacles to software developer adoption of statistical machine learning techniques, and the development of practical and unobtrusive approaches to whole-home activity sensing. He received his Ph.D. from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with Scott E. Hudson. He received his B.S. in Computer Science at Virginia Tech, where he worked with John Carroll and Mary Beth Rosson.
is the Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is also an External Professor of the Santa Fe institute and has served as its Vice President and a member of the Science Board. Her research studies adaptive systems, including immunology, evolutionary computation, biological modeling, and computer security.
received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathmatics at MIT in 1989 under the supervision of Michael Sipser. After two stints at the University of Chicago (spending four years at the NEC Research Institute in-between), Fortnow started as a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University in January of 2008. Fortnow also has a courtesy appointment at the Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences department at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and an adjunct professorship at the Toyota Technological Institute - Chicago
is the Jatras Professor of ECE at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the Director of Carnegie Mellon's Parallel Data Lab (PDL), which focuses on storage systems, large-scale computing, and data centers. Some current projects explore cloud computing systems, efficient data-intensive computing, automated problem diagnosis in distributed systems, and personal/home storage management. His Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering is from The University of Michigan.
is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Communication Studies and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University. His PhD is from Carnegie Mellon University (2006) and he received an NSF CAREER award for his work in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). A key component of his work is the application of social and cognitive psychology theory to the design, development and evaluation of computing technologies.
is a Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and the Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. His research interests include time-series analysis of image data, image-guided robotics, medical applications of image analysis and robotics, and human-computer interaction. He is the author of more than 220 peer-reviewed research articles and books in the area of robotics and computer vision. In 2006, he was elected a fellow of the IEEE for his contributions in Vision-Based Robotics.
is a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research. His interests span theoretical and practical challenges with developing computational systems that perceive, learn, and reason, and his efforts have contributed to the fielding of applications and services in healthcare, transportation, ecommerce, and aerospace. He has been elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his PhD and MD degrees at Stanford University.
is a professor in MIT's EECS Department and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He received his PhD from the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) for his work on group communication in the Amoeba distributed operating system. His principal field of interest is designing and building computer systems. Some of the current projects that he is working on with students include exokernels, an extensible operating system architecture, and SFS, a secure, decentralized global file system.
is the Director of the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Laboratory (NUCAR). He is the co-leader of the Northeastern University Institute for Information Assurance (IIA) and a Research Thrust Leader for the NSF Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS). He is also a member of the Northeastern University Institute for Complex Scientific Software (ICSS) and an IEEE Fellow.
is the Panasonic Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has made research contributions to decision-making under uncertainty, learning, and sensing with applications to robotics, with a particular focus on reinforcement learning and planning in partially observable domains. She holds an A.B in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and has had research positions at SRI International and Teleos Research and a faculty position at Brown University. She is the recipient of the US National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship, the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, and several teaching prizes and has been elected a fellow of the AAAI. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Machine Learning Research.
is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. Kurose has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has co-chaired the technical program committees for IEEE Infocom, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMETRICS, and the ACM Internet Measurement conferences. He is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (5th edition). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the CRA is a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' IT Collaborative. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM.
is Director of Software Architecture for the Cloud Computing Futures team in Microsoft Research. Larus has been an active contributor to the programming languages, compiler, and computer architecture communities. He has published many papers and served on numerous program committees and NSF and NRC panels. Larus became an ACM Fellow in 2006. Before joining Microsoft, Larus was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he published approximately 60 research papers and co-led the Wisconsin Wind Tunnel (WWT) research project with Professors Mark Hill and David Wood. WWT was a DARPA and NSF-funded project investigated new approaches to simulating, building, and programming parallel shared-memory computers. Larus’s research spanned a number of areas: including new and efficient techniques for measuring and recording executing programs’ behavior, tools for analyzing and manipulating compiled and linked programs, programming languages for parallel computing, tools for verifying program correctness, and techniques for compiler analysis and optimization.
is the Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor in the Stanford Computer Science Department. His research focuses on web security, network security, privacy, programming language analysis and design, formal methods, and applications of mathematical logic to computer science. Over the past thirty years, Mitchell has written over 175 research articles and produced three books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Computer Security, has served on the editorial board of eleven professional journals, and has served on the program committee of over 80 professional conferences. His past awards include a Director's Award from the U.S. Secret Service for his efforts in connection with the Electronic Crimes Task Force. Mitchell has managed research projects sponsored by AFOSR, DARPA, DHS, DHHS, NSF, ONR; he is the Stanford principal investigator for the TRUST NSF Science and Technology Center and Chief IT Scientist of the DHHS SHARPS project on healthcare IT security and privacy.
is an associate professor of computer science at MIT CSAIL. He earned his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (2002), and has won an ACM Distinguished Dissertation honorable mention, NSF CAREER award, and six best paper awards at USENIX and UIST. His research interests lie at the intersection of programming and human computer interaction: making programming easier for end-users (web end-user programming), making it more productive for professionals (HCI for software developers), and making humans part of the programming system itself (crowd computing and human computation).
received a B.M.E. in mechanical engineering, a M.S. and Ph.D in computer science (minor: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems) in 1980, 1989, and 1992, respectively, from Georgia Tech, where she was a Rockwell International Doctoral Fellow. She is currently the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science. From 1998 to 2008, she was a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of South Florida with a joint appointment in Cognitive and Neural Sciences in the Department of Psychology. From 1992 to 1998, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines.
is the Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. His research in visual computing lies at the intersection of visualization, computer graphics, and computer vision. It spans a wide range of topics, including bio-medical visualization, 3D reconstruction, GPU computing, and data-driven methods in computer graphics. Before joining Harvard he worked for over a decade at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories where he was most recently Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist. Pfister has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He is the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement award. He has authored over 40 US patents and over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, including 18 ACM SIGGRAPH papers, the premier forum in Computer Graphics. He is co-editor of the first textbook on Point-Based Computer Graphics, published by Elsevier in 2007.
is an Associate Professor in the EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley, where he does research on cloud computing and networked computer systems. Past work includes the Chord DHT, Dynamic Packet State (DPS), Internet Indirection Infrastructure (i3), declarative networks, replay-debugging, and multi-layer tracing in distributed systems. His current research includes resource management and scheduling for data centers, cluster computing frameworks for iterative and interactive applications, and network architectures. He is the recipient of the 2007 CoNEXT Rising Star Award, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2003), a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE) (2002), and the ACM doctoral dissertation award (2001). In 2006, he co-founded Conviva, a startup to commercialize technologies for large scale video distribution.
is a Senior Staff Engineer with VMware, where he works on that company’s cloud computing offerings, and a Gordon MacKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science at Harvard University. His work centers on distributed computing, systems, and programming languages. At Harvard, he teaches courses in Distributed Systems and Privacy. Prior to joining VMware, Waldo was a Distinguished Engineer with Sun Microsystems Laboratories, where he investigated next-generation large-scale distributed systems. While at Sun, he was the technical lead of Project Darkstar, a multi-threaded, distributed infrastructure for massive multi-player on-line games and virtual worlds; the lead architect for Jini, a distributed programming system based on Java; and an early member of the Java software organization. Waldo previously spent 8 years at Apollo Computer and Hewlett Packard. Waldo is the author of "Java: the Good Parts" (O'Reilly) and co-authored "The Jini Specifications" (Addison-Wesley), among other books. He co-chaired a National Academies study on privacy, and co-edited the report "Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age." He holds over 50 patents. Waldo received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He also holds M.A. degrees in both linguistics and philosophy from the University of Utah. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.
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