Wednesday, November 4 | Thursday, November 5 | Friday, November 6 | Invited Talk Speakers
Daniel Berlin, Google Wave
Daniel Berlin is one of the principal engineers on Federation for
Google Wave. He is based in Washington, DC.
Shane Canon, Cosmic Computing: Supporting the Science of the Planck Space Based Telescope
Shane Canon is the Group Leader for the Data System Group in the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Data Systems Group runs a high-performance center-wide file system that supports supercomputers and analysis clusters. Shane has over 10 years of experience in high-performance and scientific computing. He received his PhD in physics from Duke University.
Bryan Cantrill, Visualizing
DTrace: Sun Storage 7000 Analytics
Bryan Cantrill is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where
he has spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of
the kernel to client-code in the browser and much in between. Along
with colleagues Mike Shapiro and Adam Leventhal, Bryan designed and
implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production
systems that won The Wall Street Journal's top Technology Innovation
in 2006 and the USENIX Software Tools User Group Award in 2008. More
recently, Bryan co-founded the Fishworks group at Sun, where he designed
and implemented the DTrace-based analytics facility found in the Sun
Storage 7000 series of appliancesa facility that InfoWorld described
as "stunning" in a February 2009 review. In 2005, Bryan was named by
MIT's Technology Review as one of the top thirty-five technologists
the age of thirty-five, and by InfoWorld as one of their Innovators of
the Year. Bryan received a ScB magna cum laude with honors in
Science from Brown University.
Michael K. Daly, The Advanced Persistent Threat
As Director of Information
Technology Enterprise Security Services at Raytheon Company, Michael is
globally responsible for information security policy,
intelligence and analysis, the engineering and operational
support of teaming partner connectivity, network and data
protections, Internet connectivity, identity and access
services, and incident handling, and he also provides consulting
services to the business development and engineering
groups. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon
employs 73,000 people worldwide.
Michael participates on the National Security
Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the
President of the United States and the Transglobal Secure
Collaboration Program. He was the 2006 recipient of the
People's Choice Award for the ISE New England
Information Security Executive of the Year and the 2007
recipient of the Security 7 Award for the Manufacturing
Armando Fox, Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing
Armando Fox is an Adjunct Associate Professor at
the University of California, Berkeley, and a co-founder of the Berkeley RAD Lab. Prior to that he
was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford, and he received
his PhD, MS, and BS degrees at, respectively, Berkeley, Illinois, and MIT.
His current research interests include applied statistical machine
learning and cloud computing; he is a co-author of the recently released
position paper "Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing"
and has frequently lectured on this topic. He has published several
papers in collaboration with top machine-learning researchers on the
application of machine learning to diagnosing, characterizing, and
identifying operational problems in datacenter-scale and cloud computing
installations. His 2003 collaboration with David Patterson on
recovery-oriented computing earned him the distinction of being included
in Scientific American's "50 Top Researchers." In previous lives he
helped design the Intel Pentium Pro microprocessor and founded a company
to commercialize his UC Berkeley dissertation research on mobile
Joe Gregorio, Google Wave
Joe Gregorio is a Developer Advocate for Google, a member of the AtomPub Workgroup, and editor of the Atom Publishing Protocol. He has a deep interest in Web technologies, writing "The RESTFul Web" column for the online O'Reilly publication XML.com, writing the first desktop aggregator written in C#, and publishing various Python modules to help in putting together RESTful Web services. As a Developer Advocate for Google he has worked at various times on Google's AtomPub implementations (Google Data APIs), Google App Engine, and most recently on Google Wave.
Carolyn M. Hennings, Is ITIL(r) All Theory and No Practice?
Carolyn M. Hennings is a consultant at Windward IT Solutions, which provides service management consulting services, including ITIL process design and implementation. At Windward, Carolyn provides ITIL consulting services to clients in the federal and commercial sectors. She has over 18 years of experience in helping IT organizations understand and advance their operational and project management processes. In utility, consulting, technology, and Internet companies, she has focused on how things work in IT. Through this experience and her research into both project management and IT best practices, Carolyn provides guidance to organizations interested in providing IT services in effective and efficient ways.
Daniel V. Klein, Frank Lloyd Wright Was Right!
Daniel Klein is a lifelong geek, hacker, critic, and gadfly. He
learned to speak before he could walk and has not shut up since.
He is usually entertaining, occasionally respectful, and always
insightful. He holds a Masters of Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and in his free time is a photographer,
directs a professional a cappella group, and is a member of an
improv comedy troupe.
Bruno Michel, Towards Zero-Emission Datacenters Through Direct Reuse of Waste Heat
Bruno Michel has a PhD in biophysics. He joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in 1988 to work on scanning probe microscopy and then managed a large interdisciplinary project on nanopatterning. In 2003 Dr. Michel started the Advanced Thermal Packaging group to create improved thermal interfaces and better miniaturized convective cooling. For this work he and his co-workers were awarded the Harvey Rosten Award for excellence in thermal sciences. The main current research topics of the Zurich group are microfluidics for nature-inspired, miniaturized, tree-like hierarchical supply networks; 3D packaging; and thermophysics to improve heat transfer in nanostructures. With high-performance coolers and 3D stacked chips with interlayer cooling he contributes to improving efficiency and energy reuse in future green datacenters.
Peter Moody, E Unum Pluribus: Google Network Filtering Management
Peter Moody has been working as a network security engineer for Google for the past four years. At Google, he has focused largely on writing tools to do the jobs he's been trying to get out of (one day, he'll write one that can carry a pager). Prior to that, he spent 2 1/2 years working for the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he discovered new and interesting ways to disable infected student network computers.
Mark Moraes, Storage and Analysis Infrastructure for Anton
Mark Moraes heads the Anton software development and systems teams at D.E. Shaw Research. Previously he managed, designed, and developed
software, systems, and network infrastructure at Tapstone, Juno Online
Services, D.E. Shaw & Co., UUNET Canada, and the University of Toronto.
Mark received an MASc from the University of Toronto and a BTech
from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, both in electrical
Raymond L. Paden, How to Build a PB Sized Disk Storage System
Dr. Ray Paden is currently an HPC Technical Architect with worldwide scope in IBM's Deep Computing organization, a position he has held since June 2000. His particular areas of focus include HPC storage systems, performance optimization, and cluster design. Before joining IBM, Dr. Paden worked for six years in the oil industry as a software engineer doing systems programming and performance optimization. He worked in the Computer Science Department at Andrews University for thirteen years, including four years as department chair. He has a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Computer Science. He has done research and published papers in the areas of parallel algorithms and combinatorial optimization, performance tuning, file systems, and computer education. He has served in various capacities on the planning committee for the Supercomputing Conference since 2000. He has won awards for excellence in both teaching and research.
Keith Scott, Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking
Dr. Keith Scott is a Principal Engineer in the MITRE Corporation's Communications Network Engineering and Analysis department. He has been involved in DTN since 1998, is co-author of the Bundle Protocol Specification (the main messaging protocol for DTN), and chairs the CCSDS Space Internetworking Services Delay Tolerant Networking working group. His research interests include routing in delay tolerant networks and applications of DTN technologies to challenged networks such as tactical networks and MANETs.
Paul (Tony) Watson, E Unum Pluribus: Google Network Filtering Management
Paul (Tony) Watson has been a network security engineer with Google for the past five years. He is best known for his research on TCP Reset attacks against BGP in 2004.
Rich Wolski, Eucalyptus: An Open Source Infrastructure for Cloud Computing
Dr. Rich Wolski is the Chief Technology Officer and
co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc., and a Professor of Computer Science
at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Having received his
MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Davis while a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he has also
held positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the
University of Tennessee. He is currently also a strategic advisor to the
San Diego Supercomputer Center and an adjunct faculty member at the
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Rich has led several national-scale research efforts in the area of
high-performance distributed computing and grid computing and is the
author of numerous research articles concerning the empirical
study of distributed systems. He is the progenitor of the Eucalyptus project.
Elizabeth D. Zwicky, Searching for Truth, or at Least Data: How to Be an Empiricist Skeptic
Elizabeth started her career by trying to find a million dollars' worth of misplaced truck axles. Twenty years of eclectic employment later, skepticism, paranoia, and nit-picking are still getting her hired.