Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Juan Vargas, PhD, Principal Research Manager for Microsoft Research's Extreme Computing Group , discussed "Innovation and Cloud Computing" in November 2011. Session url at http://bit.ly/ELA_JV.  PDF of slides used during webinar.

About the speaker: Juan Vargas serves as Principal Research Manager for the Microsoft Research’s Extreme Computing Group (MSR/XCG) since 2009. He was the University Relations Manager at Google from 2007 to 2009. From 1988 to 2007 Juan was a Professor of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of South Carolina, where he taught and conducted research on data mining, Bayesian networks, embedded and distributed systems, sensor networks, and biomedical engineering. His research is published in more than 60 articles, several book chapters, and many conferences. He earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree from the Center for Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico, CINVESTAV-IPN (that included the basic sciences of the medical program), and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Juan received the 2008 Gold Nugget Award from UTEP, given each year to exceptional graduates from the College of Engineering.