A selection of researcher profiles with an overview of their major reference work, their research interests, awards and main publications.
Edward Roessler Chair in Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth, and Environmental Materials Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA.
Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.
President, Willard and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, USA. Professor Hennessy initiated the MIPS project at Stanford in 1981, MIPS is a high- performance Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), built in VLSI. MIPS was one of the first three experimental RISC architectures. In addition to his role in the basic research, Hennessy played a key role in transferring this technology to industry. During a sabbatical leave from Stanford in 1984-85, he cofounded MIPS Computer Systems (now called MIPS Technologies Inc.), which specializes in the production of chips based on these concepts. He also led the Stanford DASH (Distributed Architecture for Shared Memory) multiprocessor project. DASH was the first scalable shared memory multiprocessor with hardware-supported cache coherence. Most recently, he has been involved in FLASH (FLexible Architecture for Shared Memory), which is designed to support different communication and coherency approaches in large-scale shared-memory multiprocessors. Hennessy is also the coauthor of two widely used textbooks in computer architecture.
University Lecturer in Environmental Earth Sciences, Sollas fellow of Earth Sciences, University College Oxford. Adjunct associate research scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth observatory of Columbia University. Leader of the Isotopes and the Environment group.