Carl Kesselman is an Institute Fellow at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute and a Professor in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, also at the University of Southern California. Carl Kesselman is an acknowledged authority in grid computing technologies. This term was developed by him and professor Ian Foster in book The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure.
He has co-led the Globus project, which is developing core technologies for computational grid systems in the areas of resource location, resource allocation, computer security, data communication, and data access. Most recently he received international recognition for GUSTO, the world's first high-performance computational grid. GUSTO pushes the technological envelope by using high-speed computer networks and software to provide global access to advanced supercomputers and other devices.