Geoffrey Fox

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Geoffrey Fox

Geoffrey Fox
Director, Digital Science Center, Pervasive Technology Institute
Indiana University

The multi-facetted Dr. Geoffrey Fox is an Indiana University Professor of Informatics who also heads the university’s Pervasive Technology Institute and is the director of the Community Grids Laboratory. Now as the principal investigator for the recently-conceived FutureGrid project, an ambitious four-year, $15 million project funded primarily by the NSF to develop system software and applications for the next generation of scientific computing, Geoff is looking to establish a new paradigm for distributed computing systems.

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Fox received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now professor of Computer Science, Informatics, and Physics at Indiana University where he is director of the Community Grids Laboratory. He is chief technology officer for Anabas Inc. He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. He has supervised the PhD of 58 students and published over 600 papers in physics and computer science and currently works in applying computer science to Defense, Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science and Chemical Informatics. He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions.

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