Eric Brewer (scientist)

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Eric Allen Brewer is the main inventor of a wireless networking scheme called WiLDNet which promises to bring low-cost connectivity to rural areas of the developing world. He was made a tenured professor at UC Berkeley. In 1996, Brewer co-founded Inktomi Corporation. He is known for formulating the CAP Theorem about distributed network applications.[1] He is currently on a sabbatical at Google.[2]

Education[edit]

Brewer received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from UC Berkeley where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.[3] Later he earned an MS and PhD in EECS from MIT.

Awards[edit]

In 1999, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.[4]

Brewer is the 2009 recipient[5] of the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences[6] "for his contributions to the design and development of highly scalable Internet services."

In 2007, Brewer was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery "for the design of scalable, reliable internet services."[7][8] That same year, he was also inducted into the National Academy of Engineering "for the design of highly scalable internet services."[9]

In 2013, the ETH Zurich honored him with the title Dr. sc. tech. (honoris causa).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lessons from Internet Services: ACID vs. BASE". Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/eric_brewer/status/68051541063503872
  3. ^ Membership Directory, 2010, Pi Lambda Phi Inc.
  4. ^ "1999 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 1999. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.acm.org/news/featured/acm-infosys-09
  6. ^ "List of recipients of the ACM-InfoSys Foundation Award". ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery). Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "ACM Fellows". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Eric A. Brewer". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  9. ^ "Dr. Eric A. Brewer". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 2008-01-21. [dead link]

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