Tim Kaldewey received his Ph.D. for his work on "Predictable High-Performance Data Management - Leveraging System Resource Characteristics to Improve Performance and Predictability" in March 2010. His research interests revolve around large-scale data management from a parallel and real-time systems perspective. Two years ago he joined Oracle's Special Projects Team where he is now a Senior Researcher. He previously held research and engineering positions at IBM, SAP, Lufthansa, and SAG.
Esteban Molina-Estolano received a Master's degree in Computer Science in 2011. He worked on scalable simulation of parallel filesystems with Carlos Maltzahn, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Before coming to UCSC, he completed a B.S. in Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College.
Anna Povzner received her Ph.D. working with Prof. Scott Brandt on efficient guaranteed disk I/O performance management. Her research interests include real-time systems, storage quality of service, and storage performance management. She is a Research Staff Member in Storage Systems group at IBM Almaden Research Center.
Founding Member, New Dream Network. Sage Weil received his Ph.D. from UCSC in 2006 under the direction of Scott Brandt and Carlos Maltzahn. Sage designed Ceph as part of his PhD research. Since graduating, he has continued to refine the system with the goal of providing a stable next generation distributed file system. Prior to his graduate work, Sage helped found New Dream Network, the company behind Dreamhost web hosting (dreamhost.com),... read more