Computing That Serves

Harnessing the Exponential: Challenges at the Frontier of Systems Research


Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:00am


Glenn Judd

Vice President, Morgan Stanley


Mark Clement

Colloquium is in 1170 TMCB.

Exponential improvements in computational power, storage capacity, and
communication technology are fueling an explosive expansion in the presence and
use of technology. Enabling users and applications to effectively tap this
dramatically changing technology is, however, increasingly difficult in
contemporary computer systems. This talk will discuss several challenges at the
frontier of computer systems research, with an emphasis on datacenter (cloud)
computing and “BigData”; in addition, this talk will explore the exciting
opportunities that lie ahead for students that pursue an interest in computer
systems research and development.


Glenn Judd is a Vice
President at Morgan Stanley where he works on datacenter computing. His
research interests span a broad range of the networked-systems space, from
datacenter storage, networking, and resource management to mobile systems and
wireless networking. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Computer
Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer
Science from Carnegie Mellon University – where he received NDSEG and Intel
fellowships – and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from Brigham Young
University. His work has received the Best Student Paper award at SIGCOMM and
the Best Paper award at WICON.