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Carl F Kesselman

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Director Of The Center For Grid Technologies Research Professor


  • 1991, PhD, Computer Science, University California - Los Angeles
  • 1984, Other, Electrical Engineering, University California - Los Angeles
  • 1982, Bachelors, Computer Science, University of Buffalo
  • 1982, Other, Electrical Engineering, SUNY - Buffalo State College


Dr. Carl Kesselman is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Fellow in the Information Sciences Institute in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is the co-Director of the Medical Information Systems Division at ISI and co-Director of the Center for Health Informatics.. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and Bachelors degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Kesselman also serves as Chief Scientist of Univa Corporation, a company he founded with Globus co-founders Ian Foster and Steve Tuecke.

Dr. Kesselman’s current research interests include health informatics as well as all aspects of Grid computing, including basic infrastructure, security, resource management, high-level services and Grid applications. He is the author of many significant papers in the field. Together with Dr. Ian Foster, he initiated the Globus Project™, one of the leading Grid research projects. The Globus project has developed the Globus Toolkit®, the de facto standard for Grid computing.

Research Summary

Highly collaborative research into the applicaiton of advanced distributed computing and collaboration techniques to grand challange problems in health informatics, biomedical science and policy


  • 1998 Global Information Infrastructure Award in the Next Generation Infrastructure category
  • 2002 MIT Technology Review Award: Ten Technologies that Will Change the World
  • 2002 British Computing Society Lady Ada Lovelace Medal
  • 2002 R&D Magazine Most Promising New Technology Award (best of the R&D100)
  • 2002 R&D Magazine R&D 100 Award
  • 2003 The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
  • 2003 USC Information Sciences Institute Fellow
  • 2003 World Technology Award for Information Technology Software Finalist
  • 2003 InfoWorld Top 10 Innovators
  • 2006 Best Paper
  • 2006 University of Amsterdam Honorary Doctorate
  • 2006 Foreign Academy Affilication
  • 2007 ComputerWorld Horizon Award
  • 2007 Internet2 Idea Award
  • 2009 Viterbi School of Engineering Viterbi: Use Inspired Research Award
  • Computer Science
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Information Sciences Institute

  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454

  • (310) 448-9338

  • carl@isi.edu

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