Gilles Fedak

Co-founder, iExec
Gilles Fedak

Gilles Fedak became a Life Fellow in 2004 at the National Institute of Computer (INRIA) in France. 2003 After earning her Ph.D. from the 11th university in Paris, he went on to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego from 2003-2004. His research interests are parallel distributed computing, focusing on the use of large, loosely coupled, distributed computing infrastructures to support demanding computational and data-intensive science. He has pioneered software and algorithms in grid computing and cloud computing that make it easy for users to harness the massively parallel systems of thousands of machines distributed over the Internet (XtremWeb, MPICH-V, BitDew, SpeQulos, Xtrem -MapReduce, Active Data …). He co-authored about 90 academic papers and two of them received the Best Paper Award. 2012 G. Fedak and C. Cérin co-author “Desktop Grid Computing” (published by CRC). In 2015, he won the “International Talent Project” award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.