Eric Brewer (computer scientist)

Eric Brewer (computer scientist)

Eric A. Brewer is a former billionaire and main inventor of a wireless networking scheme called WiLDNet which promises to bring low-cost connectivity to rural areas of the developing world. He also was made a tenured professor at UC Berkeley at the age of only 32. In 1996, Brewer co-founded Inktomi Corporation.


Brewer received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from UC Berkeley and later an MS and PhD in EECS from MIT.


In 2007, Brewer was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery "for the design of scalable, reliable internet services". [cite web|title=AMC Fellows|url=|publisher=Association for Computing Machinery|accessdate=2008-01-21] [cite web|title=Eric A. Brewer|url=|publisher=Association for Computing Machinery|accessdate=2008-01-21] That same year, he was also inducted into the National Academy of Engineering "for the design of highly scalable internet services". [cite web|title=Dr. Eric A. Brewer|url=|publisher=National Academy of Engineering|accessdate=2008-01-21]


External links

* [ UC Berkeley website]

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