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Alex Aiken, EECS, expert in programming semantics, compilers, and
Alex Aiken received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1988. He was a Research Staff member at the IBM Almaden Research Center before joining Berkeley in 1993. Areas of research include type systems, static program analysis and abstract interpretation, constraint reso-lution algorithms, parallel programming, language design, domain specific languages, user programming, and visualization.
Eric Brewer, EECS, expert in middleware systems and scalable applications;
Eric Brewer received the S.M. and Ph.D. in CS from MIT in 1992 and 1994. He joined Berkeley in 1994 as an assistant professor. His research interests are parallel, distributed, and scalable systems. Under DARPA sponsorship, Brewer developed scalable search technology for NOWs and application adaptation technology for BARWAN. He is the PI of the DARPA-funded Ninja Project, developing a scalable middleware architecture.
John Canny, EECS, expert in physical and 3D interfaces, and human-centered
John Canny received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1987. He joined the Berkeley faculty at that time, and is now a Professor. His research interests are computational geometry and alge-bra, robot path planning, computer graphics and image processing, robotics and tele-presence. He has been creating a focused research activity in human-centered computing.
David Culler, EECS, expert in scalable systems and architecture;
David Culler received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1989. He joined the Berkeley faculty at time, where he is now a Professor and Vice Chair for Computing and Networking. His expertise is in computer architecture, with an emphasis on parallel systems. He led the DARPA-funded NOW Project, and serves as PI of the Millennium Project.
Joe Hellerstein, EECS, expert in information management and data mining;
Joseph Hellerstein received his Ph.D. in CS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. He has been an Assistant Professor in the CS Division since then. His area of re-search is databases, in particular, extensible systems and support for statistical processing and visualization of the contents of the database.
Anthony Joseph, EECS, expert in distributed and mobile systems;
Anthony Joseph received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1998. He joined Berkeley in 1998, where he is an Assistant Professor. His graduate work focused on application support for intermittent connectivity in a mobile computing environment. He is currently working integrating mobile telephony and IP networks. His research interest is computer systems.
Randy Katz, EECS, expert in wireless communications and mobile computing;
Randy Katz received the M.S. and Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1978 and 1980. He joined the Berkeley EECS in 1983, where he is Department Chair and UMC Distinguished Profes-sor. Under DARPA sponsorship, Katz implemented the SPUR memory system, RAID, and the BARWAN wireless overlay network. His research interest is mobile networking.
John Kubiatowicz, EECS, expert in scalable systems and architectures;
John Kubiatowicz received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1997, joining Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in 1998. At MIT, he implemented the Alewife Communications and Memory Management Unit. His current research interests is architecture and distributed storage.
James Landay, EECS, expert in user interfaces and usability evaluation;
James Landay is an Assistant Professor of CS at Berkeley. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from CMU in 1993 and 1996 respectively. His areas of interest are HCI, informal communications, mobile computing, user interface design tools, visual programming lan-guages, demonstrational programming, and pen-based user interfaces.
Richard Newton, EECS, expert in CAD, new UIs in design systems;
Richard Newton is a Professor in EECS at Berkeley. His research interests are the com-puter-aided design of electronic systems, the application of the Web for design, advanced UIs and immersion interfaces for design, Java for the specification of hardware and em-bedded software, and new design techniques for deep sub-micron technologies.
David Patterson, EECS, expert in computer architecture;
David Patterson received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1977, when he joined Berkeley. He holds the Pardee Chair. Under DARPA sponsorship, he developed RISC, SOAR, SPUR, RAID, NOW, Tertiary Disk, and IRAM. His research interest is computer architecture.
Kris Pister, EECS, expert in MEMS sensors, actuators, communicators;
Kristofer Pister received his his M.S. and Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1989 and 1992. In 1992 he became an Assistant Professor of EE at UCLA. In 1996 he joined the faculty Berkeley faculty as an Associate Professor. He invented the polysilicon hinge, now used by many MEMS groups around the world. His current research interests are processing MEMS and "smart dust," sensing and communication platforms the size of a grain of sand.
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, EECS, expert in embedded system design
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli received his Dr. Ing. degree from the Politechnico di Milano in 1971. He joined the EECS Department in 1976, where he is now a Professor. His research interests are in computer-aided design, formal methods, and hybrid systems.
Robert Wilensky, EECS, expert in digital libraries and artificial
Robert Wilensky received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1978, when he joined the Berkeley Faculty, where he is now Professor. He has served as Chair of the CS Division. His re-search interests are artificial intelligence, planning, knowledge representation, natural language processing, and digital information systems. He is currently PI of Berkeley's Digital Library Project, supported by NASA, NSF, and DARPA.
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Randy H. Katz, 17 July 1999, randy@cs.Berkeley.edu