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Wednesday, June 25 | Thursday, June 26 | Friday, June 27 | Invited Talk Speakers

Ajay Anand, Using Hadoop for Webscale Computing
Ajay Anand is Director of Product Management for Grid Computing at Yahoo!. Ajay was product manager of Sun's first high availability file and database servers and then worked in product and marketing management roles in the areas of storage management, middleware, and identity management. Previously he was Director of Product Management for SGI's storage products and Aspect's customer management middleware. Ajay holds an MS in Computer Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Tom Bowers, Google Hacking: Making Competitive Intelligence Work for You
Tom Bowers Tom Bowers is licensed as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Project Management Professional, and a Certified Ethical Hacker. Tom is president of the Philadelphia chapter of Infragard, is a contributing editor to InfoWorld, and served as a technical editor at Information Security magazine.

Adrian Cockcroft, Millicomputing: The Future in Your Pocket and Your Datacenter
Adrian Cockcroft Adrian Cockcroft was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems and eBay Research Labs and is currently Director of Web Engineering at Netflix. Author of four books on performance tuning and capacity planning, he has been inspired by his involvement in the Homebrew Mobile Phone club to invent the term "millicomputing" and apply ultra-low-power devices to enterprise computing applications.

Drew Endy, Programming DNA: A 2-bit Language for Engineering Biology
Drew Endy Drew Endy earned degrees in civil, environmental, and biochemical engineering at Lehigh and Dartmouth. He studied genetics and microbiology as a postdoc at UT Austin and UW Madison. From 1998 through 2001 he helped to start the Molecular Sciences Institute, an independent not-for-profit biological research lab in Berkeley, CA. In 2002, he started a group as a fellow in the Department of Biology and the Biological Engineering Division at MIT; he joined the MIT faculty in 2004. Drew co-founded the MIT Synthetic Biology working group and the Registry of Standard Biological Parts, and he organized the First International Conference on Synthetic Biology. With colleagues he taught the 2003 and 2004 MIT Synthetic Biology labs, which led to the organization of iGEM, the international Genetically Engineered Machine competition; teams of students at ~30 schools from around the world will compete in iGEM 2006. In 2004 Endy co-founded Codon Devices, Inc., a venture-funded startup which is working to develop next-generation DNA synthesis technology. In 2005 Endy co-founded the BioBricks Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which is working to develop legal and economic strategies needed to support open biotechnology. Drew's research interests are the engineering of integrated biological systems and error detection and correction in reproducing machines.

Peter Kronowitt, Free and Open Source as Viewed by a Processor Developer
Pete Kronowitt Pete Kronowitt is a Software Strategist in the Software and Solutions Group (SSG) at Intel Corporation. The Software and Solutions Group is responsible for enabling the Intel Architecture products through operating system, software vendor, solutions, and core system software technology enabling. SSG provides leading-edge products such as compilers, libraries, and tools that allow customers to get the full performance benefit of Intel architectures. Pete is responsible for developing and managing the worldwide program for Linux operating system vendors at Intel. He consults with Linux distributors, industry, and community for enhancement of Linux for Itanium and IA-32 processors architectures and strategic platforms.

Pete also directs alignment of key relationships with Linux-based and open source software companies to align Intel's product and technology development to improve product introductions into the market place. Peter has 20 years in the high-tech sector with IBM and Xircom and more than ten years with Intel, leading global teams for market and platform roadmap development in the worldwide channel and directing software ecosystem relationships for new Intel platforms. He has been evangelizing Linux and open source within Intel and the industry since 2000 and regularly contributes to Intel's corporate open source strategy. Pete has formerly held positions as board observer in JBoss as part of an Intel Capital equity investment; a founding and Steering Committee member of the Open Business Readiness Rating announced in 2005; and Steering Committee Vice Chair for the Open Source Development Lab Desktop Linux Working Group.

After joining Intel Corporation in 1995, Pete helped develop channel sales strategy and execution. Since 1998, Pete has worked with the software vendor community, including leading a global, cross-functional team working with ERP market leader SAP, managing software vendor relationships for the $250 million Intel 64 Fund in their efforts to port to Intel's Itanium(tm) Processor Architecture, and managing the Strategic Relationship alliance team.

Pete has a BS with a Computer Systems Major from the American University in Washington, D.C. His personal interests include writing music: he has produced two original music CDs ( Pete lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife, Natalie.

Susan Landau, Internet Surveillance: Building Our Own Trojan Horse
Susan Landau Susan Landau is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, where she concentrates on the interplay between security and public policy. She is currently working on wiretap and surveillance issues. Her earlier work included digital rights management, in she helped establish Sun's stance on DRM; security, privacy, and identity management; and cryptography and export control.

Before joining Sun, Landau was a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University, and she held visiting positions at Yale, Cornell, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley. She and Whitfield Diffie have written Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, which won the 1998 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research and the 1999 IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering the Public Understanding of the Profession. Landau participated in the ITAA study on the security risks of applying the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act to VoIP, and she is the primary author of the 1994 Association for Computing Machinery report on "Codes, Keys, and Conflicts: Issues in US Crypto Policy." Prior to her work in policy, Landau did research in symbolic computation and algebraic algorithms, discovering several polynomial-time algorithms for problems that previously only had exponential-time solutions.

Landau is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Distinguished Engineer of the Association for Computing Machinery. She served for six years on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board and is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Security and Privacy and the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as serving on the Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. She has been a member of ACM's Advisory Committee on Privacy and Security and ACM's Committee on Law and Computing Technology and an associate editor of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. She has appeared on NPR several times and has had articles published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and the Scientific American, as well as numerous scientific journals. Landau received her PhD from MIT, her MS from Cornell, and her BA from Princeton.

Robert J. Lang, From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami
Robert J. Lang Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world and as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. With a PhD in Applied Physics from Caltech, he has, during the course of work at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase, authored or co-authored over 80 papers and 45 patents in lasers and optoelectronics and 8 books and a CD-ROM on origami. He is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems but moonlights as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.

Matthew Melis, The Columbia Accident Investigation and Returning NASA's Space Shuttle to Flight
Matt Melis Matt Melis received both a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan State University. He has worked at the Glenn Research Center for twenty-four years as an aerospace engineer. His primary area of focus is in advanced finite element modeling and analysis methods, including nonlinear and dynamic impact loading. His research has contributed to the ability to predict, in support of national aviation safety initiatives, the ballistic impact response of jet engine fan containment concepts subjected to fan blade and debris strikes. Since the tragedy of Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003, Matt has been dedicated full-time to working on the Columbia Accident Investigation, and for the Space Shuttle Program in the area of debris impact assessment.

David Patterson, The Parallel Revolution Has Started: Are You Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
David Andrew Patterson David Andrew Patterson has been Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1977, after receiving his AB, MS, and PhD from UCLA. He is one of the pioneers of RISC (working with Carlo H. Sequin), RAID, and NOW. Past chair of the Computer Science Department at U.C. Berkeley and the Computing Research Association, he was elected President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2004 to 2006 and served on the Information Technology Advisory Committee for the U.S. President (PITAC) from 2003 to 2005.

He has co-authored five books, including two on computer architecture with John L. Hennessy: Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach (4 editions) and Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface (3 editions). They have been widely used as textbooks for graduate and undergraduate courses since 1990.

His work has been recognized by about 25 awards for research, teaching, and service, including Fellow of ACM and IEEE and election to the National Academy of Engineering. In 2005 he shared Japan's Computer & Communication award with Hennessy and was named to the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame. In 2006 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Computing Research Association. In 2007 he was named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

David Patterson's current projects are the RAD Lab: Reliable Adaptive Distributed systems, RAMP: Research Accelerator for Multiple Processors, and The Berkeley View on Parallel Computing Research.

Ian Pratt, Xen and the Art of Virtualization Revisited
Ian Pratt Ian Pratt is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and a Fellow of King's College Cambridge. He's a leader of the Systems Research Group and has interests in computer architecture, networking, and operating systems. The Group aims to build real systems, use them for real applications, and then measure their performance.

Golden G. Richard III, Current and Next-Generation Digital Forensics
Golden G. Richard III Golden G. Richard III is an experimental computer scientist and is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans. He has a BS degree in computer science from the University of New Orleans and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from The Ohio State University. He issued a single job application in 1994, to join the faculty of the University of New Orleans.

Golden's research interests lie in next-generation digital forensics techniques, computer security, operating systems internals, and parallel and distributed computing. He is the director of the Networking, Security, and Systems Administration Laboratory (NSSAL) at the University of New Orleans, a member of the American Academy of Forensics Sciences (AAFS), a member of the United States Secret Service Task Force on Electronic Crime, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Investigation. Golden is a GIAC-certified digital forensics investigator, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS), and co-founder of Digital Forensics Solutions LLC, a private digital investigation company. Having failed to find a job with the description "Get paid lots of money and listen to Thelonious Monk," he has spent the past thirty years hacking.

Jim Waldo, A Report on the Project Darkstar Anthropological Expedition Into the World of Massively Scaled Online Games
Jim Waldo Jim Waldo is a Distinguished Engineer with Sun Microsystems Laboratories, where he investigates next-generation large-scale distributed systems. He is currently the technical lead of Project Darkstar, a multi-threaded, distributed infrastructure for massive multi-player on-line games and virtual worlds. Prior to Project Darkstar, Jim was the technical lead for Neuromancer, an investigation into support for large-scale medical sensing deployments.

Prior to his current assignment with Sun Labs, he was the lead architect for Jini, a distributed programming system based on Java. Before that, Jim worked in JavaSoft and Sun Microsystems Laboratories, where he did research in the areas of object-oriented programming and systems, distributed computing, and user environments.

Before joining Sun, Jim spent eight years at Apollo Computer and Hewlett-Packard, working in the areas of distributed object systems, user interfaces, class libraries, and internationalization. While at HP, he led the design and development of the first Object Request Broker and was instrumental in getting that technology incorporated into the first OMG CORBA specification. He edited The Evolution of C++: Language Design in the Marketplace of Ideas (MIT Press) and was one of the authors of The Jini Specification (Addison Wesley). He was the co-chairman of the National Academies board that produced Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age, which he edited.

Jim is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at Harvard University, where he teaches distributed computing and topics in the intersection of policy and technology. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He also holds MA degrees in both linguistics and philosophy from the University of Utah. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.

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