Akademie / Industrie, IT-Zukunftsvision
Thomas R. Gross is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. He is the head of the Computer Systems Institute and the co-PI of the "Datacenter Observatory", a joint EPFL-ETH Zurich project to support system-level research and teaching. He was, from 1999 - 2004, the deputy director of the NCCR on "Mobile Information and Communication Systems", a research center funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Thomas Gross joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1984 after receiving a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. In 2000, he became a Full Professor at ETH Zurich. He is interested in tools, techniques, and abstractions for software construction and has worked on many aspects of the design and implementation of software and computer systems. His current work concentrates on low-cost networks (in collaboration with Disney Research, Zurich), compilers, and programming parallel systems. He has had the good luck of working with many talented students who taught him a lot about systems.