Michael Franklin

Adjunct Professor


Professor Franklin is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley, specializing in large-scale data management infrastructure and applications (these days called "Big Data"). He works primarily in the Database (DB) and Operating Systems and Networking Technology (OSNT) areas. He is currently Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, as well as Senior Advisor to the Provost on Computation and Data Science.

Professor Franklin won the IBM Faculty Award and the Google Faculty Research Grant in 2009. He was named ACM Fellow in 2005. He won the ACM Service Award in 2002 and the Okawa Foundation Research Grant, as well as the Siemens Faculty Development Grant in 2000. In 1995, he won the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He completed the B.S. in Computer and Information Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1983; the M.S.E. at the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies in 1986, and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1993.

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