Closing Keynote – Distributed and Parallel Programming Environments and their Performance


December 9, 2008


Geoffrey Fox



Geoffrey Fox

Geoffrey Charles Fox (812.219.4643,, received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now professor of Computer Science, Informatics, and Physics at Indiana University. He is director of the Community Grids Laboratory of the Pervasive Technology Laboratories at Indiana University. He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. He has published over 550 papers in physics and computer science and been a major author on four books. Fox has worked in a variety of applied computer science fields with his work on computational physics evolving into contributions to parallel computing and now to Grid systems. He has worked on the computing issues in several application areas – currently focusing on Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science and Chemical Informatics. He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions.