UTCS Colloquium: Andrew Chien/Intel: Bold New Directions in Essential Computing ACES 2.302 Wednesday November 19 2008 3:30 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Nov 19, 2008 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquium


liation: Andrew Chien/Intel

Date/Time: Wednesday November 19 200

8 3:30 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.302

Talk Title: Bold New Dire

ctions in Essential Computing

Talk Abstract:
For its first five d

ecades computing has excelled at business
analytical scientific and
clerical tasks improving business and
many aspects of large organizati

ons. These important advances
have made many contributions to economic
growth and societal
well-being. In the 21st century the frontier of

new opportunities
has shifted with mobile computing devices becoming pe

and transforming society empowering a broad range of social and personal applications which have the potential to simplify
and en

hance essential aspects of work and everyday life.

Intel Research'

's bold Essential Computing vision is focused on
creating research brea

kthroughs which make technology more
intuitive helpful and robust. Su

ch capabilities allow computing
to enhance the essence of our lives no

t just our work but our
personal relationships and growth sense of co

mmunity and life
experience. We will describe a selection of projects

which support
the advance of this computing vision including context-a

computing sensing and inference ethnography and a collection of new efforts in wireless power robotics organic photovoltaics

osensors and programmable matter.

Speaker Bio:
Andrew Chien is v

ice president of the Corporate Technology
Group and director of Researc

h for Intel Corporation. Chien
previously served as the Science Applica

tions International
Corporation Endowed Chair Professor in the departme

nt of
computer science and engineering and the founding director

f the Center for Networked Systems at the University of
California at S

an Diego. CNS is a university-industry alliance
focused on developing t

echnologies for robust secure and
open networked systems.


more than 20 years Chien has been a global leader in
research and deve

lopment of high-performance computing
systems. His expertise includes n

etworking Grids high
performance clusters distributed systems compu

ter architecture
high speed routing networks compilers and object or

programming languages. He is a Fellow of the American

ation for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow of
the Association for

Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow of
Institute of Electrical and Electr

onics Engineers (IEEE) and
has published over 130 technical papers. Ch

ien serves on the
Board of Directors for the Computing Research Associa

(CRA) Advisory Board of the National Science Foundations

uting and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Directorate and E

ditorial Board of the Communications of the
Association for Computing M

achinery (CACM).

From 1990 to 1998 Chien was a professor at the Uni

versity of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During that time he held join

appointments with both the National Center for Supercomputing

lications (NCSA) and the National Partnership for Advanced

l Infrastructure (NPACI) working on large-scale
clusters. In 1999 he c

o-founded Entropia Inc. an enterprise
desktop Grid company. Chien rec

eived his bachelor''s in electrical
engineering master''s and Ph.D. in
computer science from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.