Garth Gibson at Supercomputing 2007
|Alma mater||University of Waterloo, University of California, Berkeley|
|Institutions||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Doctoral advisor||David A. Patterson, Randy Katz|
Garth Alan Gibson is a Computer Scientist from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Gibson has been appointed as the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vector Institute, effective January 2, 2018. Gibson's principal contribution to computing was developing the RAID taxonomy of redundant data storage systems, along with David A. Patterson and Randy Katz.
Born in Aurora, Ontario, he holds a Ph.D. and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He was involved in informed prefetch computing and network-attached secure disks, a precursor to the SCSI Object storage device command set. Gibson was the initial director of the Parallel Data Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, and founder and chief technology officer for Panasas, a computer data storage hardware and software company.
In 2005 he became the 11th awardee of the J.W. Graham Medal, named in honor of Wes Graham an early influential professor of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and annually awarded to an alumnus of the University's Faculty of Mathematics.
- "Recipients of the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing & Innovation". University of Waterloo. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
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