Dr.

Eric A. Brewer

Google & UC Berkeley
Area
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Specialty
Computer Sciences (including Artificial Intelligence and Information Technologies)
Member Since
2018
Brewer comprehends complex situations and arrives at fundamental insights that have broad societal implications. For example:The high value of new information technology for developing regions, also called Brewer’s Conjecture; How to do first rate computer science research while developing technology that really helps such disadvantaged people; The inherent incompatibility of Consistency, Availability, and Partition tolerance for distributed computing, also known as Brewer’s (other) Conjecture and the CAP theorem; and the excellent match of clusters to Internet services for scalability, cost, and availability, which pinoeered what we call "cloud computing" today.
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