- Tushar Chandra (Google).
Title: "Sibyl: A system for large scale machine learning".
- Norm Jouppi (Director of the Exascale Computing Lab, HP, USA).
Title: "The Datacenter of the Future."
- Chet Murthy (Research Staff Member, IBM Research, USA).
Title: "J2EE and Massive Main Memories (or: rewrite it all from scratch?)."
- Burkhard Neidecker-Lutz (Technical Director SAP Research, SAP AG).
Title: "Timeless Software: Business Software requirements in the 21st century"
- Pablo Rodriguez Rodriguez (Director of Internet Systems and Networking Group, Telefonica Research Lab, Barcelona, Spain.)
Title: "Delay Tolerant Bulk Data Transfers on the Internet or How to Book Some Terabytes on 'Red-Eye' Bandwidth"
About the keynote speakers
- Burkhard Neidecker-Lutz is the Technical Director of SAP Research, SAP AG's worldwide research organization. As part of the Research Portfolio Office tere, he shapes and oversees the content of the overall research efforts and conducts special projects on behalf of the board. He joined SAP in 1999 and prior to his current position worked on the SAP Learning Solution, main memory databases and was Program Manager of the Technology Deployment research program.
He previously held positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and PCS (Periphere Computer Systems). Burkhard holds a Masters degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe.
- Dr. Chet Murthy has been a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center since 1995, and a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology since 2001. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and a Master's and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Dr. Murthy's research has been in the intersection of programming language design and implementation, and transaction processing. He has spent a considerable portion of his IBM career working directly with customers, resolving critical situations in deployed mission-critical transaction-processing systems. His research is directly driven by conclusions arrived at by and from this work in the field.
- Norman P. Jouppi is an HP Fellow and Director of the Exascale Computing Lab at HP Labs. He is known for his innovations in computer memory systems, including stream prefetch buffers, victim caching, multi-level exclusive caching and development of the CACTI tool for modeling cache timing, area, and power. He has also been the principal architect and lead designer of several microprocessors, contributed to the architecture and design of graphics accelerators, and extensively researched video, audio, and physical telepresence. Jouppi received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1984, where he was one of the principal architects and designers of the MIPS microprocessor, as well as a developer of techniques for CMOS VLSI timing verification.
He currently serves as past chair of ACM SIGARCH and is on the Computing Research Association (CRA) board. He is on the editorial board of Communications of the ACM, IEEE Micro, and IEEE Computer Architecture Letters. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and holds more than 40 U.S. patents. He has published over 100 technical papers, with several best paper awards and one Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) Influential Paper Award.
- Dr. Tushar Chandra has been a Software Engineer at Google since 2004 where he has worked on a number of large scale distributed systems. Prior to joining Google, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM research and the lead development architect at Tivoli Software. He holds a Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science from IIT-Kanpur and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University. He shared the 2010 Dijkstra award with his co-authors for their work on "Unreliable Failure Detectors for Reliable Distributed Systems" and "The Weakest Failure Detector for Solving Consensus".
Tushar's research has focused on building software systems for large scale distributed computing with an emphasis on distributed algorithms.
- Pablo Rodriguez Rodriguez is the Scientific Director of the Internet systems and networking group at the Telefonica Research Lab in Barcelona. As of 2010, he is also an adjunct faculty professor at the department of computer science at Columbia University, New York.
Prior to Telefonica, he worked at Microsoft Research, Cambridge. Pablo also worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs (NJ, USA) and as a software architect for various startups in the Silicon Valley including Inktomi (acquired by Yahoo!) and Tahoe Networks (now part of Nokia).
He received my Ph.D. from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL (Switzerland) while working at Institut Eurécom, (Sophia Antipolis, France) with Prof. Ernst W. Biersack. During his Ph.D. he also worked at AT&T Labs - Research (Florham Park, NJ). He obtained postgraduate studies at EPFL and King's College, London respectively, and an a B.S./M.S. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Public University of Navarra.