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Andrew A. Chien

Andrew Chien is Vice President of the Corporate Technology Group and director of Research for Intel Corporation. Chien previously served as the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the founding Director of the Center for Networked Systems (CNS) at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). CNS is a university-industry alliance focused on developing technologies for robust, secure, and open networked systems. While at UCSD, he directed a portfolio of a dozen research projects involving five companies and twenty faculty. These large-scale academic research projects were supported by government agencies like DARPA, NSF, NASA, ONR, and corporate sponsors including Intel, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, IBM, and Motorola.

For more than 20 years, Chien has been a global leader in the research and development around high-performance computing systems. His expertise includes networking, grid computing, high-performance clusters, distributed systems, computer architecture, high speed routing networks, compilers, and object-oriented programing languages. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and has published over 130 technical papers.

From 1990 to 1998, Chien was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During that time, he held joint appointments with both the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), working on large-scale clusters. In 1999 he co-founded Entropia, Inc., an enterprise desktop grid computing company. Chien received his B.S in Electrical Engineering, M.S in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.