Joseph M. Hellerstein is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, whose work focuses on data-centric systems and the way they drive computing. He is an ACM Fellow, and his research has been recognized by multiple awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and two ACM-SIGMOD "Test of Time" awards. In 2010, Fortune Magazine included him in their list of 50 smartest people in technology . Technology Review included his work on Cloud Programming on their 2010 TR10 list of the 10 technologies most likely to change our world; in 1999 he was on their inaugural TR100 list of young innovators. Key ideas from his research have been incorporated into commercial and open-source software from Trifacta, EMC, IBM, Oracle, PostgreSQL and Apache MADlib. He is a past director of Intel Research Berkeley, and currently serves on the technical advisory boards of a number of computing companies. Hellerstein currently serves as a co-director of Berkeley's RISElab, and as the senior member of Berkeley's Data Systems and Foundations research group.
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Joe Hellerstein and his students developed a new programming model for distributed computing which MIT Technology Review named one of the 10 technologies “most likely to change our world”.