Michael Franklin

Chair, Computer Science Division, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, AMPLab
BIDS Senior Fellow
Co-I for Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment

Real name: 
Michael Franklin

I am a professor of computer science at UC Berkeley, specializing in large-scale data management infrastructure and applications (these days called "big data"). I work primarily in the database (DB) and operating systems and networking technology (OSNT) areas. I am director of the Algorithms, Machines and People Lab (AMPLab)—an industry- and government-supported collaboration of students, postdocs, and faculty who specialize in data management, cloud computing, statistical machine learning, and other important topics necessary for making sense of vast amounts of varied and unruly data. The AMPLab received a National Science Foundation CISE "Expeditions in Computing" Award, which was announced as part of the White House Big Data Research initiative in March 2012.