RESEARCHER Matthai Philipose
Matthai Philipose builds sensor-based systems that allow computers to understand and act on human state. He most recently co-led the Everyday Sensing and Perception (ESP) project at Intel Labs, which had the modest goal of understanding 90% of a person’s life at 90% accuracy using mobile sensing. He has a strong subsidiary interest in applying such systems to the long-term care of the elderly. To this end, he has collaborated with Intel product groups, universities and government organizations to build and field-test novel telecare systems. Matthai has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and a B.S. from Cornell University.
RESEARCHER, MSR-Redmond Lab Amar Phanishayee
Amar Phanishayee is a Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Science Department. The goal of his research is to enable the creation of high-performance, efficient networked systems for large-scale data-intensive computing. His research so far has addressed problems across the distributed systems stack: from new hardware to techniques to use it efficiently; from network protocols to distributed systems & consistency protocols. Amar was awarded an IBM Research Fellowship (2009, 2010), a ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship, and a SOSP Best Paper Award in 2009.