My current activities fall into the following buckets:
eScience – the techniques and technologies of data-driven discovery
- I am the Founding Director of the
University of Washington eScience Institute,
whose goal is to diffuse the techniques and technologies of data-driven discovery across the campus.
Technical foci of the eScience Institute include data management, data visualization, data mining,
machine learning, cloud computing, and others. Our support comes from the University of Washington,
the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Microsoft, Google, Amazon.com, and others.
We have significant collaborations with the
Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division of the
Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Key participants within CSE are
Bill Howe, and
Data architecture for the Ocean Observatories Initiative
- I am an Adjunct Professor in the University of Washington's world-renowned School of Oceanography. I participate in various aspects of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative, which is deploying 1,000 km of fiber optic cable on the seafloor on the Juan de Fuca plate with the goal of transforming oceanography from an expeditionary to an observatory science. My late friend Jim Gray was an active participant in the early stages of this effort. My recent Ph.D. student Keith Grochow built a
novel visualization system
that has become an important tool in this effort.
The Computing Community Consortium
- I serve as Chair of the
Computing Community Consortium,
an NSF-funded organization whose objective is to catalyze and empower the computing research community to pursue audacious, high-impact research.
In relation to this, I served as co-chair (with David E. Shaw) of the Working Group of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) to review the
Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program.
Computer Systems and Networking
- I participate in various activities of the UW CSE
computer systems and
networking research group.
Among my phenomenal systems students are
Hank Levy (University of Washington),
John Bennett (University of Colorado),
Dave Wagner (Google),
Brian Bershad (Google),
Yi-Bing Lin (National Chiao Tung University),
Mark Squillante (IBM Research),
Tom Anderson (University of Washington),
Cliff Neuman (USC Information Sciences Institute),
Ed Felten (Princeton University),
Chandu Thekkath (Microsoft Research),
Rob Bedichek (Apple),
Misha Rabinovich (Case Western Reserve University),
Jeff Chase (Duke University),
Dylan McNamee (Galois),
Brian Pinkerton (A9),
Tapan Parikh (UC Berkeley),
Sujay Parikh (IBM Research), and
Keith Grochow (National ICT Australia Ltd.).
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