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Advisory Board Bio

Chandra Krintz
Dr. Chandra Krintz
Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Chandra Krintz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and co-founder and Chief Scientist of AppScale Systems, Inc. She joined the UCSB faculty in 2001 after receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Chandra has led a number of different research projects that have advanced the state-of-the-art in programming and distributed systems in ways that improve performance and energy consumption, and that ease development and deployment of software. Recently, her work has focused on the intersection of IoT, edge and cloud computing, and data analytics with applications in farming, ranching, and conservation science (cf SmartFarm and WTB). Chandra has advised over 70 undergraduate and graduate students, has published numerous research articles regarding the implementation of programming languages in venues that include DEBS, SEC, ASPLOS, IoTDI, WWW, HotCloud, Cloud, PLDI, TPDS, OOPSLA, IC2E, and others, participates in efforts to broaden participation in computing, and is the progenitor of the AppScale project. Chandra's efforts have been recognized with a NSF CAREER award, the CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA), the UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, and as the 2015 UCSB Sustainability Champion. Chandra is an IEEE and ACM senior member, has served as a member-at-large and vice chair of the ACM SIGPLAN Executive Committee, and serves as an associate editor of IEEE TCC and TPDS. She is currently the Computer Science Vice Chair of Graduate Affairs and served as the Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs from 2014 to 2017.