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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 Award 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 appliances—a 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 under 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 Computer 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 sector.

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 computing.

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, 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 engineering.

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.

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