Bradley C. Kuszmaul
Bradley is a founder and chief architect at Tokutek, and is a research scientist in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL). His research focuses on developing computer systems and hardware that behave well both in practice and in theory. His entry won five out of six categories in Jim Gray’s 2007 "sorting benchmark contest," sorting a terabyte in 197 seconds. He also holds the world record for sorting a terabyte since they retired that category in 2009.
Bradley formerly architected Akamai’s distributed data collection system, was a Yale Professor of Computer Science and was a principal network architect for the Thinking Machines Connection Machine CM-5. He was one of the developers of the Cilk multithreaded programming system (and now Cilk appears both in gcc and in icc, the Intel compiler). He wrote, in Cilk, winning entries for four out of 12 of problems in the 2009 Intel Threading Challenge.
Bradley's most recent research investigates cache-oblivious data structures for maintaining indexes on SSD and disk. He received four degrees from MIT (two S.B. degrees, an S.M. degree, and a Ph.D.)