Geoffrey Fox on Grids and Clouds for Cyberinfrastructure
Geoffrey Fox visited the Department of Computer Science on June 25, 2010, to introduce the Indiana University School of Informatics and to talk about "Grids and Clouds for Cyberinfrastructure." Fox is the SIC's associate dean for graduate studies and research, as well as a professor of computer science, informatics, and physics at Indiana. He is also director of the Pervasive Technology Institute's Digital Science Center at the university.
Fox has worked in a variety of applied computer science fields with his efforts in experimental and computational physics, which started with the hypercube architecture and evolved into broad contributions to parallel computing. He currently works in applying computer science to bioinformatics, defense, earthquake and ice-sheet science, particle physics and chemical informatics. In addition, he is principal investigator of FutureGrid, a new facility to enable development of new approaches to computing.
He is also involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of minority-serving institutions.