Geoffrey C. Fox

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Geoffrey Fox
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Geoffrey Fox at Indiana in 2004
Geoffrey Charles Fox

(1944-06-07) June 7, 1944 (age 76)
Alma materCambridge University
Known forCyberinfrastructure, E-Science, High Performance Computing, Matrix Multiplication
AwardsACM Fellow
American Physical Society Fellow
Mayhew Prize (1964)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science, physics
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, Florida State University, Indiana University
ThesisScattering of Particles with Spin And Electromagnetic Interactions (1967)
Doctoral advisorRichard J. Eden
Other academic advisorsRichard Feynman[citation needed]

Geoffrey Charles Fox is a British-born American theoretical physicist and computer scientist. He received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University in 1967 and is now a Distinguished Professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University where he is director of the Digital Science Center and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the School of Informatics and Computing. He previously held positions at Caltech[1], Syracuse University[2] and Florida State University[3]. He has supervised the Ph.D. of 65 students and published over 1200 publications in physics and computer science according to Google Scholar, including his book Parallel Computing Works![4] He currently works in applying computer science to bioinformatics, defense, earthquake and ice-sheet science, particle physics and chemical informatics. He is principal investigator of FutureGrid – a new cyberinfrastructure test to enable development of new approaches to scientific computing. He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions.


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  2. ^ "I: Key Personnel".
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  4. ^ Fox, Geoffrey (1994). Parallel Computing Works!. Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN 1-55860-253-4.


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