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Feature Story | Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Chien to lead new CERES Center

Computer scientists and engineers from the University of Chicago and industry have created the CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing.

As computers and computing devices have become more complex, they have provided amazing new capabilities – but they have also raised problems of reliability and resilience. The vision of the new center is to eliminate these problems – to make computing unstoppable.

CERES is led by Andrew A. Chien, senior scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division and the William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. In addition to Argonne, current CERES partners include Huawei, an information and communications technology company, and NetApp, a data storage company. UChicago faculty members and graduate students will play a key role in the center activities, collaborating with industry on research projects that tackle key problems of reliability in areas including storage, networking, architecture, and programming systems. 

For more information, see the CERES website and the announcement in UChicago News.