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Darrell D. E. Long

Darrell D. E. Long is the Director of the Storage Systems Research Center. He is Professor of Computer Science and holds the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair. His current research interests in the storage systems area include high performance storage systems, archival storage systems and energy-efficient storage systems. His research also includes computer system reliability, video-on-demand, applied machine learning, mobile computing and cyber security.

Dr. Long is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Postgraduate School and Professor ad Honorem de la Universidad Católica del Uruguay. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Professeur Invité at the Université Paris–Dauphine, the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers and the Université Paris–Descartes.

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Ethan L. Miller

Ethan L. Miller is a Professor of Computer Science in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, where he holds the Symantec Presidential Chair in Storage & Security. He is the Director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Research in Storage Systems and the Associate Director of the Storage Systems Research Center. He was a member of the RAID project at UC Berkeley, where he did his PhD on a decentralized parallel file system for high-end scientific computing. His current research interests include archival storage systems, file systems for storage-class memories. scalable view-based metadata management, and issues in reliability, scalability, and security, both for short-term and archival storage.

Prof. Miller is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

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Andy Hospodor
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Andy Hospodor has worked for IBM, Quantum (now Maxtor), and Western Digital, among other companies, since receiving his Ph.D. from Santa Clara University. His research interests include interconnection network architectures for storage systems and scalable storage for computational grids.

In addition to researching Shingled Write Disks within the SSRC, Dr. Hospodor is the Executive Director of the SSRC, and is helping to deepen the connections between the SSRC and industry.

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Thomas Kroeger

Thomas M. Kroeger is currently on the technical staff at the Sandia National Laboratories and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering.

He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with with Prof. Long in 2000. His Ph.D. research was on improving file systems through predictive caching techniques.

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Thomas Schwarz

Dr. Thomas Schwarz, S.J. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science here at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Professor and head of the Departamento de Informática y Ciencias de la Computación at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, and a Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus, California Province. Previously he was on the faculty at Santa Clara University. His interests include distributed data structures and error detection and correction codes.

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Jishen Zhao

Jishen Zhao is an assistant professor in Computer Engineering who joined the UCSC faculty in January 2015. Hee interests are in non-volatile memory technologies.

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Jonathan Katz

Jonathan I. Katz received his Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. He was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA, and then Associate Professor and Professor in the Department of Physics and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis. His research began in plasma physics and high energy astrophysics, and broadened to a variety of subjects in pure and applied physics, including materials, geophysics, hydrodynamics, biophysics and national security studies. He has consulted for a variety of organizations, including private sector corporations, FFRDC and National Laboratories. At present he consults for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and has been a member of JASON since 1975.

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Patrick Mantey

Patrick Mantey was the founding Dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, Professor of Computer Engineering and holds the Jack Baskin Chair in Computer Engineering. He joined the faculty in 1984 to start the engineering programs, coming from IBM where he was a senior manager in Computer Science at IBM Almaden Research Center. He is the Director of the Information Technology Institute and a member of the Storage Systems Research Center.

His research interests include image storage and retrieval, electronic libraries and multimedia, educational applications of computer technology, image and signal processing, graphics and workstation hardware, system architecture, design, and performance, simulation and modeling of complex systems, real-time monitoring and sensor networks, energy management systems, graphics and database applications, including geographic information systems, and decision support systems.

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Katia Obraczka

Katia Obraczka is Professor of Computer Engineering and her main research focus is in computer networking. She is working with other SSRC faculty on ways to deploy large-scale storage systems using commodity networks. She received her B.S. and M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She received her M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1990 and 1994

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Hamid Sadjapour

Hamid Sadjapour is Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include coding theory, particularly Turbo and LDPC codes, equalization techniques, and communication theory. He is also interested in the application of network coding for distributed storage systems. He is investigating new approaches to increase storage systems reliability by efficient equalization and coding techniques.

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Holger Schmidt

Prof. Schmidt is a member of the California Institiute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3) and the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE). His research interests include single particle optics, integrated optofluidics, integrated optics for biomedical applications, nano-magneto-optics, nano-magnetism, time-resolved spectroscopy of molecules, semiconductors and nanostructures, quantum interference, electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), nonlinear optics, quantum optics, and all-optical semiconductor devices.

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Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang is Associate Professor at University of California Santa Cruz. Her research interests include information retrieval, text mining, statistical machine learning, and natural language processing. She has collaborated with start-ups, large corporations and government agencies on related topics. Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. She is working with SSRC on the Distributed Metadata Management project, focusing on how to use rich key-value metadata to allow users to interactively navigate and search distributed file systems.

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Brad Smith

Brad Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests are in distributed systems and computer communications. His current work is in the areas of policy-based routing, formalizing trust in the context of a routing computation, object routing, and the application of these technologies to the improvement of the security and robustness of Internet-based systems.

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Former Faculty

Carlos Maltzahn

Dr. Carlos Maltzahn is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science. He joined the SSRC in January 2005 after five years at Netapp where he worked in the performance engineering group.

 

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