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Garth Gibson has been the inaugural President and CEO of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence ( in Toronto Ontario since its doors opened in 2018. Vector is built around 2018 Turing Award winner Professor Geoffrey Hinton, often called the Godfather of Deep Learning, with the mission to attract and retain top AI and Machine Learning expertise. Gibson was a professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the School of Computer Science from 1991 until 2017, and is now a consulting professor of Computer Science at CMU, as well as a professor (status-only) of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Gibson holds a PhD (1991) and Master's of Science from University of California, Berkeley, under 2017 Turing Award winner David Patterson, and a Bachelor of Mathematics (1983) from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a Fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE, and a holder of research awards including SIGOPS Hall of Fame, Jean-Claude Laprie Dependable Computing award, SIGMOD Test of Time award, IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage award, J. Wesley Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation, and a Los Alamos National Laboratory Outstanding Innovation award. Gibson founded and acted as Chief Technology Officer and then Chief Scientist for the California-based high performance storage systems company, Panasas. He was also a founding member of the steering committees for the USENIX File and Storage Technologies Conference (FAST) and the ACM SIGHPC Parallel Data Storage Workshop (PDSW), and the founder of the Parallel Data Laboratory (PDL) at CMU.
Cloud and Distributed Computing
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