ORG Cornell University Title BIO Werner Vogels is a research scientist at the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. Together with Ken Birman and Robbert van Renesse he leads a large research effort into the many areas of reliable distributed computing. He has contributed to the design of the Horus and Ensemble reliable group communication systems, he is one of the principle architects of the U-Net high-performance communication architecture, and of the Galaxy large-scale enterprise cluster-computing framework. He has published extensively on all the aspects of reliable distributed computing. His current focus is on network protocols for ultra-scalable peer-to-peer systems, exploiting novel techniques based on epidemic information dissemination combined with proven methods from reliable group communication.