Carl Kesselman



PhD, Computer Science, UCLA
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
BS, Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
BA, Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo


Carl Kesselman leads ISI's Informatics Systems Research division. Created to understand how to build informatics systems that can help tackle the hardest problems of great sociatal impact, the work of the division spans grid computing, information security, service-oriented architectures, and sociotechnical systems and reproducability.

Kesselman is an ISI Fellow, the Institute's highest honor. One of the fathers of grid computing and the GLOBUS open-source toolbox, now the de facto grid computing standard, he has received numerous honors for his pioneering research including the Lovelace Medal from the British Computing Society and the Goode Memorial Award from the IEEE Computing Society. He is a Fellow of the British Computing Society and the Association for Computing Machinary.

Kesselman joined ISI in 1997 as a USC Computer Science Department research associate professor. Kesselman received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angles, a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.