Carl Kesselman, Ph.D.

Epstein Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Information Sciences Institute Fellow

Informatics Division
Information Sciences Institute


University of Southern California 

USC/Information Sciences Institute
4676 Admiralty Rey, Suite 1001
Marina del Way, CA 90292-6695

Phone: (310) 448-9338
FAX: (310) 822-7791

Research Interests

My primary research focus is on understanding how large-scale computational infrastructure, such as the Grid can accelerate processes of innovation and discovery. This has lead to my extensive work in creating Grid computing infrastructure and more recently into the creation of digital asset management systems for scientific discovery. 


I am collaborating with the Norman Lear Center in the USC Annenberg School of Communication in the Media Impact Project, where we are developing data driven models and methods to measure the impact of media. 

I am the PI of the Facebase Data Hub which is creating a data sharing infrastructure for a network of researcher investigating the causes of craniofacial birth defects.

I am co-PI of a NIH funded transformational R01 award whose goal is to to create complete map of the synaptome of a living organism.

I am a co-investigator in the Big Data for Discovery Science, an NIH Big Data Center of Excellence 

Publications of Note

"The Grid 2: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure, 2nd Edition", Morgan Kaufmann, 2003.

Grid Services for Distributed System Integration. I. Foster, C. Kesselman, J. Nick, S. Tuecke. Computer, 35(6), 2002.

The Anatomy of the Grid: Enabling Scalable Virtual Organizations. I. Foster, C. Kesselman, S. Tuecke. International J. Supercomputer Applications, 15(3), 2001.

Award, Honors and Notable Mentions

2007 Computerworld Horizon Award

2006 Honorary Doctorate, University of Amsterdam
2003 Finalist,
World Technology Award for Information Technology Software
2003 InfoWorld
Top 10 Innovators
2003 The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
2002 MIT Technology Review
Ten Technologies that will Change the World
2002 British Computing Society
Lady Ada Lovelace Medal
2002 R&D Magazine
R&D 100 Award
2002 R&D Magazine's
Most Promising New Technology Award (best of the R&D 100)
Global Information Infrastructure award in the Next Generation Infrastructure category.

Fellow, British Computing Society
Member, IEEE 

Biographical Information

A short biography

Complete vitae

Other Stuff

I am an associate editor of FGCS: Elsevier Science Journal on Grid Computing. Look here for information on how to submit a paper and here for an online edition. 

Here is a recording of a clarinet recital I did a couple of years ago.

Who is Squirrel?

USC/Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.