Eric Brewer

Dr. Brewer focuses on all aspects of Internet-based systems, including technology, strategy, and government. In 1996, Dr. Eric Brewer, along with former Berkeley grad student, Paul Gauthier, co-founded Inktomi Corporation based on their research prototype, and helped lead it onto the Nasdaq 100 before it was bought by Yahoo! in March 2003.

In 2000, he founded the Federal Search Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization focused on improving consumer access to government information. Working with President Clinton, Dr. Brewer helped to create, the official portal of the Federal government, which launched in September 2000.

As a researcher, he has led projects on scalable servers, search engines, network infrastructure, wireless data services and security. He received an MS and Ph.D. in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in EECS from UC Berkeley. Current research topics include giant-scale Internet-based services, technology for developing regions, and sensor networks.

He was named a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum, by the Industry Standard as the "most influential person on the architecture of the Internet," by InfoWorld as one of their top 10 innovators, by Technology Review as one of the top 100 most influential people for the 21st century (the "TR100"), and by Forbes as one of their 12 "e-mavericks, for which he appeared on the cover.


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