Biography: Dr. Michael Bauer


Dr. Michael Bauer is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario. He has served as Chair of the Computer Science Department (1991-1996 and from 2002-2007) and as the Associate Vice-President Information Technology (1996-2001).†† He has served on and chaired Canadaís National Science and Engineering Research Councilís Computer Science grant review committee, the Computer Science Research Tools and Instruments Committee and NSERCís Operations and Maintenance Support for Research Equipment (OMSRE) Committee.He was Principal Investigator for the CFI project that initially funded the creation of SHARCNET - a multi-university high performance computing grid and is now the Scientific Director for SHARCNET ( is also co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for SOSCIP (Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform) ( and manages SOSCIPís analytics cloud at Western.Professor Bauerís research interests lie in the fields of distributed systems, cloud computing environments, policy-based autonomic management, autonomic management of data centers, high performance and parallel computing and computational methods in medicine and health.Dr. Bauer has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, has supervised over 80 HQP and is currently supervising 7 HQP.He has been the Principle Investigator on grants of over $6M.Dr, Bauer has served on the organizing and program committee of numerous conferences and has refereed for a variety of international journals.He is a member of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).