Mic Bowman is a principal engineer in Intel Labs and leads the Virtual World Infrastructure research project. His team develops technologies that enable “order of magnitude” scalability improvements in virtual environments opening the door to new levels of immersiveness and interaction among players.
Bowman received his BS from the University of Montana, and his MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. He joined Intel Labs in 1999 to work on Internet services for search. While at Intel, He developed personal information retrieval applications, context-based communication systems, and middleware services for mobile applications. In addition, he led the team that built and deployed the first version of PlanetLab, a global testbed for networking research (awarded Scientific Americans Top 50 technologies in 2003). Prior to joining Intel he worked at Transarc Corp. where he led research teams at that developed distributed search services for the Web, distributed file systems, and naming systems.