University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Carl Kesselman

Carl KesselmanCarl Kesselman is professor of industrial and systems engineering and a fellow in the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He is also a professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is the director of the medical information systems division at ISI, the director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics Systems, and serves as the principal investigator of the NIH-funded Biomedical Research Informatics Network (BIRN). He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master of science degree in electrical engineering from USC, and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University at Buffalo.

Kesselman’s current research interests include health informatics as well as all aspects of Grid computing, including basic infrastructure, security, resource management, high-level services and Grid applications. Together with colleague Ian Foster, he initiated the Globus Project™, one of the leading Grid research projects.

Kesselman received the 1997 Global Information Infrastructure Next Generation Internet award, the 2002 R&D 100 award, the 2002 R&D editors’ choice award, the Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer and the 2002 Ada Lovelace Medal from the British Computing Society for significant contributions to information technology. With his colleagues Ian Foster and Steve Tuecke, he was named one of the top 10 innovators of 2002 by InfoWorld Magazine. In 2003, he and Ian Foster were named by MIT Technology Review as the creators of one of the “10 technologies that will change the world.” In 2006, Kesselman received an honorary doctorate from the University of Amsterdam. In 2007, he received the Internet2 Idea award, and the ComputerWorld Horizon Award.

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