Eric Brewer (computer scientist)

Eric Brewer (computer scientist)

Eric A. Brewer is a former billionaire and main inventor of a wireless networking scheme called WiLDNet which promises to bring low-cost connectivity to rural areas of the developing world. He also was made a tenured professor at UC Berkeley at the age of only 32. In 1996, Brewer co-founded Inktomi Corporation.

Education

Brewer received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from UC Berkeley and later an MS and PhD in EECS from MIT.

Awards

In 2007, Brewer was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery "for the design of scalable, reliable internet services". [cite web|title=AMC Fellows|url=http://fellows.acm.org/|publisher=Association for Computing Machinery|accessdate=2008-01-21] [cite web|title=Eric A. Brewer|url=http://fellows.acm.org/fellow_citation.cfm?id=UI34063&srt=year&year=2007|publisher=Association for Computing Machinery|accessdate=2008-01-21] That same year, he was also inducted into the National Academy of Engineering "for the design of highly scalable internet services". [cite web|title=Dr. Eric A. Brewer|url=http://www.nae.edu/nae/naepub.nsf/Members+By+UNID/CC7E91BD40B720178625727D0076B46C?opendocument|publisher=National Academy of Engineering|accessdate=2008-01-21]

References

External links

* [http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~brewer/ UC Berkeley website]


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