Invited SpeakersWe are proud and honored to have the participation of distinguished invited speakers:
Ronald H. Perrott is professor of Software Engineering at the School of Computer Science Queen´s University of Belfast. His research interests include Grid Computing and eScience, Software Engineering, Design and implementation of parallel programming languages, High Performance Computing support tools and Design, construction and analysis of algorithms. His author of the following books: Parallel Programming, published by Addison-Wesley in 1987; and Software for Parallel Computers, Published by Chapman and Hall in 1991 and many papers in the area of parallel computing.
He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, British Computer Society, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and the IEEE Computer Society. He is also member of the IFIP Working Group 10.3 Concurrent Systems.
Gurindar Sohi has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1985. He is currently a Professor in the Computer Sciences department. His research has been in the design of high-performance computer systems. He has co-authored several papers and patents that have influenced both researchers and commercial microprocessors.
He edited "25 Years of the International Symposium on Computer Architecture - Selected Papers" published by ACM, and recently co-edited (with Mark Hill and Norm Jouppi) "Readings in Computer Architecture" published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
He received the 1999 ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award "for seminal contributions in the areas of high issue rate processors and instruction level parallelism". At the University of Wisconsin he was selected as a Vilas Associate in 1997 and won the WARF Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher award in 2000. He is a Fellow of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE.
Constantino Tsallis is Professor at CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is currently also a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. His contribution to statistical mechanics is enormous. In particular, nonextensive statistical mechanics (generally termed Tsallis statistics), initiated by his paper published in 1988, turned out to significantly expand the horizon of the reign of statistical mechanics.
Professor Tsallis has thus created a new field, far more than just developing model investigation. Looking at today's situation of theoretical and mathematical physics, this is truly exceptional, since most developments in these areas are generically of model calculations or phenomenological issues.
Professor Tsallis has been dedicating invaluable service the physics community, especially to the Latin-American one. A number of people belonging to the generations following him were supervised/influenced by him, and now these younger people have already started playing important roles and developing impressive research activities in various places.
Peter W. Haas is a graduate in electrical engineering of the University of Stuttgart. He has owned several faculty positions and served as a professor of electrical engineering at the Polytechnic of Esslingen. Mr. Haas has contributed the basic communication infrastructure to the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg Science Network, BelWue, in 1988, as well as to hww, the first German national supercomputing center, in 1996.
At HLRS, the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, he has worked on the port of HPSS for AIX to the Solaris operating system and served as a reviewer of the Eurostore project. Mr. Haas is a member of IEEE, cofounder of BelWue and HNF Europe and has initiated the hww Workshop on Scalable Global Parallel File Systems as a forum for European collaboration.
Current research projects include the analysis and optimization of parallel computer networking and I/O performance, security in storage, design of embedded Linux controllers, simulation of multiphysics systems, and semiconductor theory. The list of publications includes more than 60 papers. His current affiliation is with the High Performance Computing Center at Stuttgart (HLRS).