David Culler

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David E. Culler
File:David Culler Portrait.jpg
Born November 12, 1959
Residence Berkeley,CA
Citizenship USA
Nationality American
Fields operating systems
sensor networks
High-performance computing
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis Managing parallelism and resources in scientific dataflow programs (1989)
Doctoral advisor Arvind
Notable students Matt Welsh, Philip Levis, Seth Goldstein, Thorsten von Eicken, Andrea Dusseau

David Ethan Culler (born 1959) is a computer scientist and former Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] He is a Principal Investigator in the Software Defined Buildings (SDB) project at the EECS Department at Berkeley and the Faculty Director of the i4Energy Center. His research addresses networks of small, embedded wireless devices, planetary-scale internet services, parallel computer architecture, parallel programming languages, and high performance communication. This includes TinyOS, Berkeley Motes, PlanetLab, Networks of Workstations (NOW), Internet services, Active Message, Split-C, and the Threaded Abstract Machine (TAM).[2]

Culler earned his B.A. at UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. at MIT.[3] A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he is a Fellow of both ACM and IEEE. In 2003 his work on networks of wireless sensors earned him a place on Scientific American’s annual list of top 50 innovators and Technology Review’s “10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World.” More recently, he has received the 2013 SIGCOMM Test of Time Award for PlanetLab,[4] and the 2013 Okawa Prize.[5]

Culler founded Arch Rock, a company that makes wireless networked sensors.

David Culler is the son of noted computer scientist Glen Culler, and the brother of distinguished pure mathematician Marc Culler.


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