ISR Alumni Inducted into ICS Hall of Fame

As part of UCI’s 50th anniversary celebration, 20 distinguished alumni were selected as first inductees to the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences Hall of Fame.  The induction took place at the 50th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Celebration held earlier this month in Newport Beach.  ISR is very pleased to have two of our alumni, Roy Fielding (Advisor, Richard N. Taylor) and Owen O’Malley (Advisor, Debra J. Richardson) included in the group of first inductees to the ICS Hall of Fame and would like to extend our congratulations to Roy and Owen.

Roy Fielding 

PhD 2000, MS 1993, BS 1988 

Roy T. Fielding, Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe, is known for his pioneering work on the World Wide Web, open source, and software architecture. He wrote the standards for HTTP and URI, has been a contributor to many other Web technologies, and defined the REST architectural style as a model for the design principles behind the modern Web architecture. Dr. Fielding is one of the founders of the Apache HTTP Server Project, incorporator and first chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, and a former member of the ASF board of directors. He has been honored with the 1999 ACM Software System Award, the OSCON 2000 Appaloosa Award for Vision, and the 2010 ICSE Most Influential Paper. Dr. Fielding was also among the first elected members of the W3C Technical Architecture Group and the first selected members of the TR100 by MIT Technology Review.


Owen O'Malley 

PhD 1996, MS 1989 

Owen O'Malley is a co-founder and technical fellow at Hortonworks, a rapidly growing company (25 to 750 employees in 4 years), which develops the completely open source Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). HDP includes Hadoop and the large ecosystem of big data tools that enterprises need for their data analytics. Owen has been working on Hadoop since the beginning of 2006 at Yahoo, was the first committer added to the project, and used Hadoop to set the Gray sort benchmark in 2008 and 2009. In the last 8 years, he has been the architect of MapReduce, Security, and now Hive. Recently he has been driving the development of the ORC file format and adding ACID transactions to Hive. Before working on Hadoop, he worked on Yahoo Search's WebMap project, which was the original motivation for Yahoo to work on Hadoop. Prior to Yahoo, he wandered between testing (UCI), static analysis (Reasoning), configuration management (Sun), and software model checking (NASA). He received his PhD in Software Engineering from University of California, Irvine.

Oct 21, 2015