George K. Thiruvathukal

George K. Thiruvathukal
(co-chair of STCSN) is a full professor of computer science at Loyola University Chicago and an adjunct professor in the EECS department at Northwestern University in the Center for Ultrascale Computing and Information Security. His disciplinary research is focused on distributed systems, with an emphasis on programming languages and operating systems support for concurrent, parallel, and distributed computing. His interdisciplinary interests are in digital humanities, history, bioinformatics, and music. 
Dr. Thiruvathukal also serves as the Editor in Chief of Computing in Science and Engineering (a publication of the IEEE Computer Society and American Institute of Physics) and Associate Editor in Chief of Computing Now. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1995. 

Selected TopicHis recent book [1], co-authored with Steven E. Jones, Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform, "describes the Wii’s impact in technological, social, and cultural terms, examining the Wii as a system of interrelated hardware and software that was consciously designed to promote social play in physical space." 

Keywords: Digital Humanities, Platform Studies, Distributed Systems, Concurrency, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, High-Performance Computing, Agents.


[1] Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal, Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform, MIT Press, 2012,

[2] Joseph Kaylor, Konstantin Laufer and George Thiruvathukal: RestFS: Resources and Services are Filesystems, Too, In Proceedings of ACM Second International Workshop on RESTful Design (ws://rest.2011 at ACM WWW 2011), 2011.

[3] Sebastian Linde and George K. Thiruvathukal, Collaboration and Health Care Diagnostics: An Agent-Based Model Simulation, Technical Report, 2013. See: