Steven Low is a Professor of the Computing & Mathematical Sciences and Electrical Engineering Departments at Caltech. Before that, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, and the University of Melbourne, Australia. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE best paper awards in 2007 and 1997, and the 1996 R&D 100 Award. He was a member of the Networking and Information Technology Technical Advisory Group for the US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He received his B.S. from Cornell University and PhD from Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.
Henry is an Enterprise Architect working in the Information Technology Department at Southern California Edison (SCE). He has 35 years of experience at SCE. His current assignments include developing strategy and a roadmap for the appropriate use of Cloud Computing at SCE.
Roesler, who pronounces his name "wrestler," has a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and a PhD from M.I.T., and will have the ttile of Center Director of Energy Informatics and Systems at USC. Roesler's official biography includes managing "numerous programs involving extreme performance in challenging environments, including space systems, robotic naval vehicles, and sensor systems." A standout previous project that dealt with ocean forces was the creation of COXSWAIN, a wave-aware boat autopilot control greatly improving the ability of unmanned boats to navigate rough waters. Before coming to ISI, he was a senior physicist in the Ocean Sciences Division of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Previously, he was a DARPA program manager responsible for $130 million in research projects, a Branch Scientist at Booze Allen Hamilton, and a Research Scientist at the US Department of Energy. He was affiliated with the Navy between 1975 and 1996, first as an active duty officer (submarines), later in the reserve. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Physical Society; and a recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award and the Hammer Award from former Vice President Al Gore.
From Utility Computing to Computing for Utilities: Using Cloud Computing to Accelerate Energy Informatics
( Wednesday May 25th )
Abstract: Energy systems are evolving to be adaptive to meet the growing societal needs in a reliable and cost effective manner. Several research projects are addressing the use of Information Technology in realizing the vision of smart (power) grids using an information-driven approach. Research in smart grids, for example, is focused on scalable computational and data mining models for optimizing electricity demand-response, security and privacy of data collected from cyber-physical infrastructure, and streaming and complex event processing over consumer smart meter data in realtime. The cyber infrastructure community, including the cloud computing community, have been inspired by the plug-and-play model of electricity grids to provide computation and data as on-demand, virtualized services. Now they have an opportunity, and a critical role, to support data and compute intensive smart energy applications for utilities, consumers, researchers and software vendors.
This panel will discuss the key opportunities and identify challenges posed by the emerging smart energy domain role for cloud computing.
Viktor K. Prasanna (V. K. Prasanna Kumar) is Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering and is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC). He is the executive director of the USC-Infosys Center for Advanced Software Technologies (CAST). He is an associate member of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences (CAMS). He also servies as an Associate Director of the USC-Chevron Center of Excellence for Research and Academic Training on Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies (CiSoft) at USC.
Satoshi Matsuoka received his Ph. D. from the University of Tokyo in 1993. He became a full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC) of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech / Titech) in April 2001, leading the Research Infrastructure Division Solving Environment Group of the Titech campus.
He has pioneered grid computing research in Japan the mid 90s along with his collaborators, and currently serves as sub-leader of the Japanese National Research Grid Initiative (NAREGI) project, that aim to create middleware for next-generation CyberScience Infrastructure.
On Autonomic Cloud Computing (ACC)
( Tuesday May 24th )
Abstract: Cloud computing promises the flexibility to deploy extremely large, dynamically sized systems on-demand. Managing these systems will be challenge, not only because of their scale, but also because they may be geographically distributed. As some point, centralized control systems will just not be effective or feasible. That is to say, a network of communicating control agents will have to be used that make localized decisions with the best information at hand, but which nonetheless be incomplete and somewhat out-of-date. This is the concept of Autonomic Computing that is done in a control cycle of monitor, analysis, plan and act.
The goal of this panel is to examine the following questions:
1) What are the key challenges in making the autonomic control cycle work in the cloud? Is non-invasive monitoring the most difficult? Are the semantics of event analysis the hardest? Is planning in the general case intractable? Can actions be executed quickly enough to be of use?
2) What are the security risks for implementing ACC? If an Autonomic Control Agent is compromised, it could reek havoc on the rest of the system. How can we mitigate this risk?
3) What cloud computing application domains absolutely require ACC?
4) What are the business drivers for ACC technology development and adoption? Where do you think we will see ACC being used?
Prasanna has published extensively and consulted for industries in the above areas. He is the Steering Committee Co-Chair of the International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) [merged IEEE International Parallel Processing Symposium (IPPS) and Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (SPDP)]. He is the Steering Committee Chair of the International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC). In the past, he has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, and the Proceedings of the IEEE. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and the ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems. During 2003-'06, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers. He was the founding chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a recipient of the 2005 Okawa Foundation Grant.
He was also the technical leader in the construction of the TSUBAME supercomputer, which has become the fast supercomputer in Asia-Pacific in June, 2006 at 85 Teraflops (peak, now 111 Teraflops as of March 2009) and 38.18 Teraflops (Linpack, 7th on the June 2006 list) and also serves as the core grid resource in the Titech Campus Grid.
He has been (co-) program and general chairs of several international conferences including ACM OOPSLA'2002, IEEE CCGrid 2003, HPCAsia 2004, Grid 2006, CCGrid 2006/2007/2008, as well as countless program committee positions, in particular numerous ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC) technical papers committee duties including serving as the network area chair for SC2004, SC2008, and was the technical papers chair for SC2009, and will be the Communities Program Chair for SC2011. He served as a Steering Group member and an Area Director of the Global Grid Forum during 1999-2005, and recently became the steering group member of the Supercomputing Conference.
He has won several awards including the Sakai award for research excellence from the Information Processing Society of Japan in 1999, and recently received the JSPS Prize from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2006 from his Royal Highness Prince Akishinomiya.
Autonomic Cloud Computing (ACC) ( Tuesday May 24th )
From Utility Computing to Computing for Utilities: Using Cloud Computing to Accelerate Energy Informatics ( Wednesday May 25th )
Craig A. Lee is a Senior Scientist in the Computer Systems Research Department of The Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit, federally funded, research and development center. Dr. Lee has conducted DARPA and NSF sponsored research in the areas of grid computing, optimistic models of computation, active networks, and distributed simulations, in collaboration with USC, UCLA, Caltech, Argonne National Lab, and the College of William and Mary. Dr. Lee served as the President of the Open Grid Forum (OGF) from 2007 to 2010.
During this time OGF produced the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI), an open standard API for infrastructure clouds. He currently sits on OGF's Board of Directors and NIST's Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap Working Group. Dr. Lee is active in the Large Data Working Group for the Open Cloud Consortium facilitating on-demand, satellite imagery analysis for disaster assessment, in collaboration with NASA Goddard. He has been also instrumental in the NCOIC proposal to the NGA for a GEOINT Community Cloud pathfinder project. Dr. Lee has published over 67 technical works, is on the steering committee for the Grid XY and CCGrid conference series, and sits on the Editorial Boards of "Future Generation Computing Systems" (Elsevier) and the "Journal of Cloud Computing" (Inderscience). Dr. Lee's holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine."
Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Emulex
Shaun Walsh joined Emulex in 2008 and serves as vice president of corporate marketing. Walsh directs the companys branding, outbound product and solution marketing, OEM and channel marketing and marketing communications. Walsh has held various executive and senior management positions at Quantum, Overland Storage, JNI, STEC, Dot Hill and QLogic. Walsh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Pepperdine University.
Atsuhiro Goto is vice president and general manager of the Cyber Space Laboratories at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT). He is responsible for next-generation communication services that use a variety of innovative information technologies, including the world’s top-level media processing technology and open source software for future cloud computing. Goto has been with NTT R&D for more than 25 years and has made significant contributions on several cutting-edge business developments.
His experience includes leadership of various nationwide projects with major information and communication technology vendors, and he currently manages Japan’s national project on “Highly Reliable Foundation Technology for Control of Cloud Computing Services.” Goto has also contributed to global standardization as vice chair of the Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum. His research interests include cloud computing, IP networking, and new application architectures.
Goto received a PhD degree from University of Tokyo in 1984. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society; the ACM; the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communications Engineers; and the Information Processing Society of Japan. He is an IPSJ fellow and served as a member of the IPSJ board from 2008 to 2009. He has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society Industry Advisory Board since 2009.
Adrian Otto, Chief of Research, Rackspace, and OpenStack Contributor (TBD).