Eric Brewer (scientist)
|Eric A. Brewer|
Eric Brewer at TNW Conference 2015
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
|Thesis||Portable High-Performance Supercomputing: High-Level Platform-Dependent Optimization (1994)|
|Doctoral advisor||William ("Bill") Weihl|
|Doctoral students||Nikita Borisov
David A. Wagner
|Known for||CAP theorem
helped to create USA.gov
|Notable awards||ACM Fellow
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 is a tenured professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. In 1996, Brewer co-founded Inktomi Corporation (bought by Yahoo! in 2003). Working with Bill Clinton, he helped to create USA.gov, which launched in 2000. He is known for formulating the CAP Theorem about distributed network applications in the late 1990s. Starting in May 2011 he has been on a sabbatical at Google as VP of Infrastructure.
In 2007, Brewer was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery "for the design of scalable, reliable internet services." That same year, he was also inducted into the National Academy of Engineering "for the design of highly scalable internet services."
- "Our History". Retrieved 27 March 2015.
In June 2000, President Clinton announced the gift from the Federal Search Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Brewer
- "Lessons from Internet Services: ACID vs. BASE". Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
- Membership Directory, 2010, Pi Lambda Phi Inc.
- "1999 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 1999. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- "ACM Fellows". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- "Eric A. Brewer". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- "Dr. Eric A. Brewer". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 2008-01-21.[dead link]
- "List of recipients of the ACM-InfoSys Foundation Award". ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery). Retrieved 25 June 2010.
- ETH Day 2013
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