Peter Haas is a Principal Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, where he is associated with the Accelerated Discovery Lab and also collaborates with the Cognitive Solutions and Foundations group as well as the IBM Watson Division. In 2012 he was designated an IBM Master Inventor. Peter is also a Consulting Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where he conducts joint research and teaches a graduate course on computer simulation. He is interested in the application of techniques from Applied Probability and Statistics to the design and performance analysis of service systems and systems for data management, integration, mining, exploration, and learning. In addition, Peter is interested in techniques for modeling, simulation, and control of complex systems, especially discrete-event stochastic systems, with applications to computer, manufacturing, work-flow, service, and telecommunication systems. Some specific topics of past and present interest are given on his "Research Interests" page.
Peter is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), where he served as President of the INFORMS Simulation Society from 2010 to 2012, and was Co-Chair of the 2011 INFORMS Simulation Society Research Workshop. He is also an ACM Fellow, as well as a member of the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD). He is on the editorial boards of the journals ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Operations Research (Simulation Area) and ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), and has served on the board of VLDB Journal. Peter has served as a Guest Editor of two TOMACS special issues, including one on Simulation in Complex Service Systems, and was also a Guest Editor for a special issue of the VLDB Journal on Uncertain and Probabilistic Databases. He has served on the program committees for ACM SIGMOD ( 2002, 2005, 2007 ), VLDB ( 2004, 2006 ), PNPM '03, PODS '11, ACM SIGKDD 2004, and WSC 2012, among others.