The United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1978.
A.B., Cornell University, 1976.
Prospective Graduate Students Please Read!
I am looking to work with new students! We recently completed the LoCal project, which investigated power proportionality concepts and "doing nothing well" in the context of computing clusters and buildings (see LoCal Project Web Site). We are just kicking off a follow-on National Science Foundation-funded project on Software-defined Buildings. The project is motivated by thinking about how you should organize the software stack to support applications and controls for modern buildings, with smarter control systems (i.e., computer and networking-enabled), and the ability to exploit awareness and integration of occupants' mobile devices, to develop richer services within the building. As a new project, we are looking for students interested in experimental computer science research to join the group.
I continue to be interested in the latest generation of datacenter architectures that integrate processing, storage, and networking at an unprecedented scale. My students and I are working on instrumentation and resource management frameworks that can operate at datacenter-scales to assess the health and allocate resources, including power, for applications running on tens of thousands of computers. Recent work has focused on Map-Reduce scheduling for performance and power efficiency and logging and analysis information to enable understanding of applications that run across large numbers of machines. See the AmpLab Project Web Site for more information.
Note: I no longer have a telephone handset at my workspace, and can only respond to voice mail. Sending email
is a much more reliable way to reach me than the telephone.
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Research Interests: Architecture and Design of Internet Datacenters,
Improving the Speed and Energy Performance of Large-scale Data Intensive Applications,
Information-enabled Energy Infrastructure (aka "Smart Grid").
Last updated 22 January 2013