Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems Open Cirrus Summit 2011
Oct 12-13, Atlanta, Georgia

Towards the Design of Dependable Systems of Cloud Components
-- Jose Fortes, University of Florida

José A.B. Fortes received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Licenciatura em Engenharia Electrotécnica) from the Universidade de Angola in 1978, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado State University, Fort Collins in 1981 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1984. From 1984 until 2001 he was on the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering of Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana. In 2001 he joined both the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering of the University of Florida as Professor and BellSouth Eminent Scholar. From July 1989 through July 1990 he served at the National Science Foundation as director of the Microelectronics Systems Architecture program. From June 1993 till January 1994 he was a Visiting Professor at the Computer Architecture Department of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

His research interests are in the areas of distributed computing, autonomic computing, computer architecture, parallel processing and fault-tolerant computing. He has authored or coauthored over 180 technical papers and has lead the development and deployment of Grid-computing software used in several cyberinfrastructures for e-Science and digital government. His research has been funded by the Office of Naval Research, AT&T Foundation, IBM, General Electric, Intel, Northrop-Grumman, Army Research Office, NASA, Semiconductor Research Corporation and the National Science Foundation.

José Fortes is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) professional society. He was a Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society from 1991 till 1995. José Fortes is on the Editorial Boards of Cluster Computing: The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications, the International Journal on Parallel Programming, the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, and the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing. He is also a past member of the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

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