Plenary Session at Cloud Futures Workshop 2012 – Day 1


May 7, 2012


Bill Howe, Geoffrey Fox, and Sushil Prasad


University of Washington, Indiana University, Georgia State University


This session at the Cloud Futures 2012 includes the following presentations:

  • Advancing Declarative Query for Data-Intensive Science in the Cloud-Bill Howe, University of Washington
  • Programming Paradigms for Technical Computing on Clouds and Supercomputers-Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University
  • Cloud Computing for Fundamental Spatial Operations on Polygonal GIS Data-Sushil Prasad, George State University


Bill Howe, Geoffrey Fox, and Sushil Prasad

Geoffrey Charles Fox (812.219.4643,, Fox 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.