Grid Pioneer Foster Named 2011 Kanai Award Winner

May 25, 2011

The University of Chicago's Ian T. Foster has been named winner of the 2011 IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for his accomplishments in grid computing. The primary focus of Foster's research has been the acceleration of discovery in a networked world. In partnership with many others, notably Carl Kesselman and Steven Tuecke, Foster developed and promulgated the concepts and methods that underpin grid computing. These methods allow computing to be delivered reliably and securely on demand, as a service, and permit the formation and operation of virtual organizations linking people and resources worldwide.

Foster won the Kanai Award "for pioneering research in grid computing, integrating geographically distributed instruments, computers, and data."