Faculty Interest Inventory
Office for Research
Fri, 2010-07-02 11:56 — bermaf
Vice President for Research & Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Francine Berman is Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Senior Member of the IEEE. In 2009, Dr. Berman was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure.
Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Berman was Professor in the UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and first holder of the High Performance Computing Endowed Chair in the Jacobs School of Engineering. From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Berman served as Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) where she led a staff of 250+ interdisciplinary scientists, engineers, and technologists. Dr. Berman is one of the two founding Principal Investigators of the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid project, and also directed the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), a consortium of 41 research groups, institutions, and university partners with the goal of building national infrastructure to support research and education in science and engineering.
Dr. Berman has served on a broad spectrum of national and international leadership groups and committees including the National Science Foundation's Engineering Advisory Committee, the National Institutes of Health's NIGMS Advisory Committee, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Board of Trustees, the National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information, and others. From 2007-2010, she served as co-Chair of the US-UK Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. Dr. Berman is currently Chair-Elect of the Information, Computing and Communication Section (Section T) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For her accomplishments, leadership, and vision, Dr. Berman was recognized by the Library of Congress as a Digital Preservation Pioneer, as one of the top women in technology by BusinessWeek and Newsweek, and as one of the top technologists by IEEE Spectrum.
Computation & Information Technology
high performance computing
Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Washington; M.A. in Mathematics from University of Washington; B.A. in Mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles
Berman, F., “Making Cyberinfrastructure in Research and Education Real,” Educause Review, vol. 43, no. 4 (July/August 2008).
Berman, F., “Got Data? A Guide to Data Preservation in the Information Age,” Communications of the ACM, December 2008.
Berman, F., Fox, G., and Hey. T., editors, Grid Computing: Making the Global Infrastructure a Reality”, 1st Edition, John Wiley and Sons, LTD, England, 2003.
Berman, F., Wolski, R., Casanova, H., Cirne, W., Dail, H., Faerman, M., Figueira, S., Hayes, J., Obertelli, G. Schopf, J., Shao, G., Smallen, S., Spring, N., Su, A. and Zagorodnov, D., “Adaptive Computing on the Grid Using AppLeS,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 14:4, 369-382, 2003.
Berman, F., "We Need a Data Census," Communications of the ACM, December 2010
Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access (Berman is co-Chair), "Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-term Access to Digital Information". Final Report. 2010
2009 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award
ACM Fellow (since 1999)
IEEE Senior Member (since 2005)
Named a "Digital Preservation Pioneer" by Library of Congress in 2008
IEEE Fellow (since 2010)
Carlos A Varela
Sun, 2010-06-13 02:05 — varelc
Carlos A Varela
Data Science Research Center (DSRC)
Network Science and Technology Center (NeST)
Dr. Carlos A. Varela received his B.S. with honors, M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Varela is Associate Editor and Information Director of the ACM Computing Surveys journal, and has served as Guest Editor of the Scientific Programming journal. Dr. Varela is a recipient of several research grants including the NSF CAREER award, two IBM SUR awards, and two IBM Innovation awards. His current research interests include web-based and internet-based computing, middleware for adaptive distributed systems, concurrent programming models and languages, and software development environments and tools. For more information on Prof. Varela's group's research, please visit the Worldwide Computing Lab at http://wcl.cs.rpi.edu/
Other - Corporation
computational science and engineering
Dr. Carlos A. Varela received his B.S. with honors, M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Carlos Varela and Gul Agha. Programming Dynamically Reconfigurable Open Systems with SALSA. ACM SIGPLAN Notices. OOPSLA'2001 Intriguing Technology Track Proceedings, 36(12):20-34, December 2001.
J. Field and C. Varela. Transactors: A Programming Model for Maintaining Globally Consistent Distributed State in Unreliable Environments. In ACM Conference on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2005), Long Beach, CA, pages 195-208, January 2005.
Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Travis J. Desell, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Carlos A. Varela. The Internet Operating System: Middleware for Adaptive Distributed Computing. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA), Special Issue on Scheduling Techniques for Large-Scale Distributed Platforms, 20(4):467-480, 2006.
Carlos A. Varela. Programming Distributed Computing Systems: A Foundational Approach. MIT Press, 2012.
All publications available at: http://wcl.cs.rpi.edu/bib/Author/VARELA-CA.html
NSF CAREER Award 2005
IBM Innovation Awards 2004, 2003
ACM Computing Surveys Associate Editor, 2007-Present
IEEE e-Science Best Paper (Finalist) Award, 2007
IEEE CC-Grid Best Paper Award (Nomination), 2007
IEEE HPDC HPC-GECO Best Paper Award, 2006
ACM/IEEE CCGrid Program Chair, 2011
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