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    Argonne National Laboratory/University of Chicago

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  • Biography
    Dr. Ian Foster is Associate Division Director in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. The co-editor with Carl Kesselman of "The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure", he is an internationally recognized researcher and leader in the area of Grid computing. His Distributed Systems Lab at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago is a founding member of the Globus Alliance, the open source community that develops the Globus Toolkit, the open source software that has emerged as the de facto standard for Grid computing. Foster is also Chief Open Source Strategist at Univa Corporation, a company he founded with other Globus leaders to foster and promote the adoption of Globus in commercial environments. Foster is a fellow of the British Computer Society and AAAS. His awards include the GII Next Generation Award, the Lovelace Medal, and DSc Honoris Causa from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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