4月25日上午，作为信研院2012年校庆系列学术活动之一，IBM研究院系统部副总裁Tilak Agerwala博士应邀来我院作了题为《以数据为中心的计算：一种新兴的系统设计模式（Data Centric Computing: Emergence of a New System Design Paradigm）》的学术报告。Agerwala博士在报告中提出，为应对网络信息爆炸，有必要建立一种新的智能系统以便高效利用大数据，利用这种新资源来建立大的分析解决方案。他列举了一些关键技术以及这些技术对系统设计需求的影响，并重点阐述了支持新兴互联网大数据分析工作的以数据为中心的计算模式。报告会由信研院副院长郑方主持，来自信息学院各系所的师生40余人参加了报告会，并与Agerwala博士进行了热烈的交流和讨论。
Tilak Agerwala is vice president, Systems at IBM Research, founding member of IBM Academy of Technology，IEEE Fellow. He is responsible for developing the next-generation systems hardware and software technologies for IBM's Blue Gene Supercomputers, mainframe and Unix computers, storage systems, and data center networking. Dr. Agerwala joined IBM at the T.J. Watson Research Center and has held executive positions at IBM in research, advanced development, development, marketing and business development. His research interests are in the area of high performance computer architectures and systems. Dr. Agerwala received the W. Wallace McDowell Award from the IEEE in 1998 for “outstanding contributions to the development of high performance computers.” He is a founding member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He received his B.Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and his Ph.D in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.