Title: Computer Scientist
Company: Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Calton Pu, Ph.D., Computer Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in computer science and higher education.
Dr. Pu is an esteemed figure in the field of computer science who has amassed more than 45 years of professional experience. Since 1999, he has served as a professor in the College of Computing and as the John P. Imlay Jr. Chair in Software at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as the co-director of the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems since 2001. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China since 2008. Earlier in his career, he served a number of academic institutions in a variety of roles, including the University of Tokyo as a visiting researcher, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology as an associate and full professor, and Columbia University as an assistant and associate professor. From 1990 to 1991, he was a visiting research scientist at the T.J. Watson Research Center at IBM. He commenced his career in the early 1970s as an application programmer at Rhodia I.Q.T.S.A. and a technical support analyst at the Computer Center for the City of São Paulo.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Pu formerly acted in several capacities at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology as the co-director of the Systems Software Lab, a faculty member of the Data-Intensive Systems Center, and an affiliate scientist for the Center for Coastal and Land-Margin Research from 1993 to 1999. He also briefly served on the committee on materials processes and the information highway with the National Research Council between 1995 and 1996.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Pu pursued an education at the University of São Paulo, where he earned two Bachelors of Science in physics and computer science in 1978 and 1979, respectively. Transferring to the University of Washington, he earned a Master of Science in computer science in 1983, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in computer science in 1986.
Among his other notable achievements, Dr. Pu is most renowned for his contributions to systems software research and being a pioneer in the application of program specialization and software feedback to operating systems and distributed systems. He has made substantial contributions to database research, including extended transaction models and their implementation. Recently, his research has focused on automated performance management in computing clouds, information quality and big data, such as the integration of physical sensor data with social media. He has published more than 70 papers in academic journals and chapters in books and 280 conference and refereed workshop papers, and he has served on more than 120 program committees, including 10 conferences for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Since 2015, Dr. Pu has been the associate editor of Transactions on Service Computing, and has been an editorial board member of the International Journal of Service-Oriented Computing and Architectures since 2008. In addition, he has been an editorial board member of the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society since 2002 and an associate editor of the International Journal of Digital Libraries since 1995. In an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within his field, Dr. Pu has maintained affiliation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, where he has been serving on the executive committee of the Technical Committee on Service Computing since 2004.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to computer science, Dr. Pu has accrued numerous accolades throughout his impressive career. He has been a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 2001 and 2016, respectively. In addition, he has won myriad Best Paper awards through the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and various international conferences and summits. The recipient of a number of research grants, he also was honored with the Test of Time Award from Usenix in 2013.
Married to Ling Liu with one daughter, Dr. Pu enjoys traveling and hiking in his spare time. He has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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