Eric L. Boyd

342 Mulholland Street                                                                         ericlboyd@aol.com

Ann Arbor, MI 48103                                                                                 734-272-1284

 

Summary of Qualifications

Skilled and dedicated leader and technical visionary with the ability to understand and design large systems, lead large distributed teams, and drive effective implementation of technical vision within constraint system. Broad range of experience with large, distributed systems, both decomposing how the function and developing solutions to improve functionality. Highly effective leader and communicator capable of motivating employees and volunteers into large, distributed teams.

Professional Experience

2007 –present Deputy Technology Officer, Internet2, Ann Arbor, MI.

Assisting CTO. Managing the Performance, Architecture, and Application Outreach Teams. Co-chair Jt. Techs, DCN WG Staff Liason, Co-Project Manager for DCN Pilot Service. Driving relevant R&D grant applications. Outreach to Internet2 community, councils, federal partners, and international partners.

 

2004- 2007, Manager, Performance Architecture and Technology team, Internet2, Ann Arbor, MI.

Managing the Performance Team. Co-chair OGF NMWG. Driving relevant R&D grant applications. Outreach to Internet2 community, federal partners, and international partners.

 

2002- 2004,  Performance Engineering Consultant, End-to-End Performance Initiative, Internet2, Ann Arbor, MI.

Developing End-to-End Performance Initiative technical vision. Leading development of tools such as OWAMP, BWCL, NDT. Initial conception of perfSONAR (called piPES) and architecture of distributed monitoring framework.

 

2000-2001,  Vice-President of Research and Development, SolidSpeed Networks, Ann Arbor, MI.

Lead developer and team lead for small start-up developing Akamai-style automatic solution for low-end websites and a peer-to-peer application ability to monitor performance of a large array of websites.

 

1997-2000, Principal Software Engineer, Compaq Computer Corporation, Nashua, NH.

Developer and designer of Unix performance tools such as DCPI.

 

1995-1997, Software Design Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Chelmsford, MA.

Developer and designer of Unix performance tools such as HPPAK suite.

Publications

J. Zurawski, J. Boote, E. Boyd, M. Glowiak, A. Hanemann, M. Swany, and S. Trocha. Hierarchically federated registration and lookup within the perfSONAR framework. In Tenth IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2007), 2007.

 

A. Hanemann, J. Boote, E. Boyd, J. Durand, L. Kudarimoti, R. Lapacz, M. Swany, S. Trocha, and J. Zurawski. Perfsonar: A service oriented architecture for multi-domain network monitoring. In Third International Conference on Service Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2005, LNCS 3826, Springer Verlag, pages 241–254, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2005.

 

E. Boyd, Performance Evaluation and Improvement of Parallel Application on High Performance Architectures.  Thesis, University of Michigan, October 1995.

 

E. Boyd, G. Abandah, H.H.Lee, and E. Davidson. Modeling Computation and Communication Performance of Parallel Scientific Applications: A Case Study of the IBM SP2. Technical Report CSE-TR-236-95, University of Michigan, May 95.

 

 E. Boyd, W.Azeem, Hsien-Hsin Lee, T.P. Shih, S.H. Hung, and E. Davidson. A Hierarchical Approach to Modeling and Improving the Performance of Scientific Applications on the KSRI. , Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing, August 94.

 

E. Boyd and E. Davidson. Communication in the KSRI MPP: Performance Evaluation Using Synthetic Workload Experiments. Proceedings of the International Conference on Supercomputing, pp 166-175.

 

E. Boyd, J.D. Wellman, S. Abraham, and E. Davidson. Evaluating the Communication Performance of MPPs Using Synthetic Sparse Matrix Multiplication Workloads.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Supercomputing, November 93.

 

W. Mangione-Smith, T.P. Shih, S. Abraham, and E.Davidson, S. Approaching a Machine-Application Bound in Delivered Performance on Scientific Code.  Special Issue of IEEE Proceedings on Computer Performance Analysis, August 93.

 

E. Boyd and E. Davidson.  Hierarchical Performance Modeling with MACS: A Case Study of the Convex C-240.  Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Computer Architecture, pp 203-212, May 93.

 

D. Windheiser, E. Boyd, E. Hao, S. Abraham, and E. Davidson. KSRI Multiprocessor: Analysis of Latency Hiding Techniques in a Sparse Solver.  Proceedings of the 7th International Parallel Processing Symposium, pp 454-461, April 93.

 

Education

B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering), Princeton University, 1990

M.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1992

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995