I am married to
, and we have two children
I am an avid squash player, and can be arm-twisted to hold a tennis
racket every once in a while!
Check out my daughter's assessment (at age 9) of how I look by clicking
Check out what I did during the winter break (2009-2010) by clicking
I received my Ph. D.
in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1986
under the direction of
Since then I have been with Georgia Tech (home of the yellow jackets),
where currently I am the Director of
and a Professor in the College of Computing.
For two years (July 2003 to August 2005) I served as the Chair of the
Core Computing Division within the College of Computing.
My research interests are in the area of
architectural design, programming, and
analysis of parallel and distributed systems.
At Georgia Tech,
I have been involved in the design and evaluation of
several large experimental systems including Clouds,
(joint with Compaq
Cambridge Research Lab),
and studying their scalability from an applications perspective.
project, I am investigating software
and hardware mechanisms for
ubiquitous distributed computing for an environment
comprised of distributed sensors, embedded data concentrators, and backend
I received a Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award from the
National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1990, the Georgia Tech Doctoral
Thesis Advisor Award in 1993, the College of Computing Outstanding Senior
Research Faculty Award in 1996, the College of Computing Dean's Award in 2003 and 2014,
William A. "Gus" Baird Faculty Teaching Award
from the College of
Computing in 2004,
Peter A. Freeman Faculty Award
from the College of Computing in 2009 and in 2013,
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
from the College of Computing in 2014,
and became an
My PhD Lineage
for Jeff Ullman's progeny)