Director of Cloud Research Engagements
Technology Policy Group
Dr. Dennis Gannon is Director of Cloud Research Engagements in the Technology Policy Group at Microsoft. As part of that effort he has provided cloud resource to 83 research projects in 13 countries in collaboration with the US National Science Foundation, the EC Venus-C effort, the Japanese National Informatics Institute, the national laboratories CSIRO, NICTA and ANU in Australia, the Taiwan National Science Council and the National Academy of Science in China. Prior to coming to Microsoft, Dr. Gannon was a professor and chairman of Computer Science at Indiana University and the Science Director for the Indiana Pervasive Technology Labs. Dr. Gannon's research interests include cloud computing, large-scale cyberinfrastructure, distributed computing, computer networks, parallel programming and computational science. He led several software projects for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Department of Energy related to programming massively parallel systems. He has worked extensively with NSF on interdisciplinary science projects.