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Jeff Dozier of ­csb Wins Microsoft Research's Jim Gray Award


University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Jeff Dozier

Microsoft Research says it selected Jeff Dozier for the 2nd Annual Jim Gray eScience Award because his research epitomizes Gray's legacy and vision for data-intensive computing.

Credit: UCSB Bren School

University of California, Santa Barbara professor Jeff Dozier has received Microsoft Research's second annual Jim Gray eScience Award. The award was created to honor the memory of the late Microsoft visionary in data-intensive computing, and Dozier was recognized because of the impact that his research in remote sensing, water resources, and climate change has had on environmental science and computer science.

"Jeff Dozier's work epitomizes what the Jim Gray eScience Award is all about . . . using data-intensive computing to accelerate scientific discovery and, ultimately, to help solve some of society's greatest challenges," says Microsoft's Tony Hey, who presented the award during the recent 2009 eScience Workshop at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dozier says he first met Gray while serving on a National Academy committee in the early 1990s. He noted that he was interested in taking advantage of large data streams back when he served as senior project scientist in the early days of NASA's Earth Observing System. "Over the years, we had many fruitful exchanges about current technology and the likely computing future," Dozier says.

From University of California, Santa Barbara
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