Speaker Event with Professor Edouard Bugnion, VP of Information Systems at EPFL

Speaker Event with Professor Edouard Bugnion, VP of Information Systems at EPFL

Date & Time

Date 28 mars
Time 18:00 - 20:30
Place Stanford University
Event type


(événement en anglais)

Please join us as we welcome, Professor Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President of Information Systems at EPFL, and Academic Co-Director of Swiss Data Science Center, to our Speaker Event at Stanford University on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 6:00pm. Professor Bugnion will talk about “EPFL & the Bay Area.”

Professor Edouard Bugnion joined EPFL in 2012, where his focus is on datacenter systems. He is also the academic co-director of the Swiss Data Science Center, a national initiative to accelerate the use of data science throughout Swiss academia. Since January 2017, he is also the Vice-President of Information Systems of EPFL.

Before joining EPFL, Edouard spent 18 years in Palo Alto (and surrounding cities), where he studied at Stanford and co-founded two startups: VMware and Nuova Systems (acquired by Cisco). At VMware from 1998 until 2005, he played many roles including CTO. At Nuova/Cisco from 2005 until 2011, he helped build the core engineering team and became the VP/CTO of Cisco’s Server, Access, and Virtualization Technology Group, a group that brought to market Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) platform for virtualized datacenters.

Professor Bugnion is a Fellow of the ACM.  Together with his colleagues, he received the ACM Software System Award for VMware 1.0 in 2009. His paper Disco: Running Commodity Operating Systems on Scalable Multiprocessors” received a Best Paper Award at SOSP ’97 and was entered into the   ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award in 2008. At EPFL, he received the OSDI 2014 Best Paper Award for his work on the IX dataplane operating system.

Event Program:
6:00pm   Doors open
6:30pm   Opening remarks – Azadeh Mohebbi
6:35pm   EPFL and the Bay Area – Professor Édouard Bugnion
7:30pm   Q&A, Networking, Appetizers and soft drinks will be served
8:30pm   Event ends

Please note that the entrance to the building will be closed at 7:00pm.
Visitors parking is available on lower level and 1st floor of Ortega Garage located at the corner of Via Ortega and Panama St.

Please RSVP by Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Azadeh Moh

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