Dept. of CS Seminar Cloud Computing with Dryad and DryadLINQ 11/17

November 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Presented By: Judith Bishop, Director of Computer Science, External Research
From: Microsoft Research, Redmond, U.S.A.
Biography: Judith Bishop is Director of Computer Science in External Research at Microsoft Research, based in Redmond, USA. She leads a team of Principal Research Managers in her role to create strong links between Microsoft’s research groups and universities globally. In her previous career as a professor of Computer Science, her research interests were in programming languages and distributed systems, with a strong practical bias and an interest in compilers and design patterns. After doing her undergraduate degrees at Rhodes and Natal in South Africa, she received her PhD from the University of Southampton in 1977 on the relationship of languages to computerarchitecture. She has over 90 publications including 15 books on programming languages that are available in six languages and read worldwide. She was previously chair of IFIP WG2.4 (1997-2002) and Editor of IEE Software (2000-2005) from Judith serves frequently on international editorial, programme and award committees, and has received numerous awards and distinctions, in particular the IFIP Outstanding Service Award in 2009, the South African Computer Society Fellowship Award in 2008, and one of 100 Leading Mind Awards from her University in its Centenary Year 2008. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, the Royal Society of South Africa and of many other prestigious bodies. In 2010, she is Co-General Chair of ICSE.

Sponsored By: D. Damian, Associate Professor and N. Horspool, Professor
From: Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Victoria

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS), Room #660


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