IU Cloud Computing for Business and Industry Dinner Seminar

Join international cloud computing experts from Indiana University and industry leaders working at the cutting edge to learn what clouds can do for your business. Cloud computing holds great potential for the private sector – from large corporations to small, locally-owned businesses - offering increased computational power at often significant cost savings.

Special event held in conjunction with the IEEE CloudCom 2010 Conference hosted by Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University:

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: IUPUI Campus Center
Registration fee: $65 per person (includes dinner)

(Please note: Registration is separate for the full IEEE CloudCom 2010 conference. Attendance is limited, register early here!)

Enjoy a four course dinner while hearing presentations from from Indiana University, Microsoft Research, Yahoo! and others. Have a chance to ask questions and converse with leaders in the international cloud computing community.

Speakers include:

Dennis Gannon
Dr. Dennis Gannon is Director of Engagements for the eXtreme Computing Group in Microsoft Research led by Dan Reed. Prior to coming to Microsoft, Dr. Gannon was a professor of Computer Science at Indiana University and the Science Director for the Indiana Pervasive Technology Labs. Dr. Gannon's research interests include cloud computing, large-scale cyberinfrastructure, programming systems and tools, distributed computing, computer networks, parallel programming, computational science, problem solving environments. He led the DARPA HPC++ project and he was one of the architects of the Department of Energy SciDAC Common Software Component Architecture (CCA) project. He was a partner in the NSF Computational Cosmology Grand Challenge project and the NCSA Alliance and he was heavily involved in the NSF TeraGrid and the Global Grid Forum (now the Open Grid Forum). He was also a co-pi on the NSF LEAD project which built cyberinfrastructure for dynamic, adaptive weather prediction for severe storms like tornadoes and hurricanes. Gannon has published over 100 refereed articles and he has co-edited 3 books. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign after receiving a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California, Davis.

Milind A Bhandarkar
Dr. Milind Bhandarkar has been contributing to Apache Hadoop and Pig since version 0.1. He has been focused on parallel programming languages and paradigms for over 20 years. He worked at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets (UIUC), Siebel Systems, and Pathscale before joining Yahoo! in 2005.

Geoffrey C. Fox
Dr. Geoffrey C. Fox is Distinguished scientist and Director of Digital Science Center. He is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University. He is Professor of Computer Science, Informatics and Physics. Fox received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University. His Pioneer work on Parallel Computing has contributed to the design and implementation of HyperCube system. He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. He has supervised the PhD of 61 students and published over 600 papers in physics and computer science. He is principal investigator of NSF PolarGrid project for Ice-sheet Science and FutureGrid project - a new facility to enable development of new approaches to Cloud and Grid Computing.

José Forte
Dr. José Fortes is a Professor of University of Florida and BellSouth Eminent Scholar. He is director of Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) professional society. He was a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society from 1991 till 1995. His research interests are in the areas of distributed computing, autonomic computing, computer architecture, parallel processing and fault-tolerant computing. He has authored or coauthored over 180 technical papers and has lead the development and deployment of Grid-computing software used in several cyberinfrastructures for e-Science and digital government. His research has been funded by the Office of Naval Research, AT&T Foundation, IBM, General Electric, Intel, Northrop-Grumman, Army Research Office, NASA, Semiconductor Research Corporation and the National Science Foundation.

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