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.