Carl Kesselman is a Dean’s Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also a Fellow of the USC Information Sciences Institute, where he is the director of the Informatics Systems Research Division.
His research focuses on creating sociotechnical systems that leverage distributed and data-centered computing to accelerate discovery in societally important problems. Kesselman is a Fellow of the ACM and the British Computer Society; his awards include the Ada Lovelace Medal from the British Computing Society and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Amsterdam.
Kesselman received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo, his Master’s in electrical engineering from USC, and his PhD in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Globus software co-invented by Foster, Kesselman, and Steven Tuecke is widely used in national and international cyberinfrastructures and science projects. It has been used, for example, in international Nobel Prize-winning science projects that discovered the Higgs boson and detected gravitational waves.