Systems Research Lab (SRL) Faculty

Carlos Maltzahn
Director of SRL
Director of ISSDM
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science


831-459-1627
Engineering 2, Room 369
By appointment

Carlos Maltzahn is Director of the UCSC Systems Research Lab, Director of the UCSC/Los Alamos Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management, and Associate Adjunct Professor of Computer Science.

He joined UCSC in January 2005 after five years at Network Appliance. His current research interests include scalable file system data and metadata management, storage QoS, data management games, network intermediaries, information retrieval, and cooperation dynamics..

Scott Brandt
Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor, Computer Science


831-459-5042
Engineering 2, Room 347B

Scott Brandt is Professor of Computer Science, the UCSC Director of the ISSDM and Director of the UCSC Systems Research Laboratory. He is also co- founder of the UCSC Storage Systems Research Center. Scott's research is in the area of Computer Systems. He specializes in both storage systems and real-time systems. His current storage system research focuses on high-performance peta-scale distributed object-based storage, while his real-time research focuses on integrating real-time and non-real-time processing into a uniform processing environment. His most recent research intregrates the two, researching novel solutions for robust guaranteeable management of varied system resources, including CPU, disk, memory, and network.

Dr. Ike Nassi
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
CEO and Founder, TidalScale
Co-Founder, Computer History Museum


831-459-1898 (Office)
408-390-8281 (Mobile)
408-458-9932 (TidalScale)
E2-545A
by appointment.

Technical: DEC: VAX-11, Ada, Bliss, Corporate Research

Encore: Multiprocessors architecture, multiprocessor software, DARPA P.I.

Apple: SVP of Software organization - including Dev Tools, Operating Systems, Networks, UX, Collaboration, Quality

InfoGear: CTO (acquired by Cisco)

Firetide: co-Founder, Chairman, CTO

SAP: EVP, Chief Scientist

TidalScale: Founder, CEO

IEEE Computer Society - Industry Advisory Board

Computer History Museum - Board of Trustees

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Engineering - Former Board member

Watermark - Advisory Board member

SkyEra - Technical Advisory board

Peking University School of Engineering - Advisory Board

web: http://www.nassi.com/ike.html

Katia Obraczka
Professor, Computer Engineering


831-459-4308
Engineering 2, Room 323

Katia Obraczka is a Professor at UC Santa Cruz's Jack Baskin School of Engineering. Her research and teaching interests include computer networks, distributed systems, Internet information systems, and operating systems.

Neoklis Polyzotis
Professor, Computer Science


831-459-1304
Engineering 2, Room 353
By appointment

Neoklis Polyzotis is currently an associate professor at UC Santa Cruz. His research focuses on online index tuning, scientific data management, and declarative crowdsourcing. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2004 and of an IBM Faculty Award in 2005 and 2006. He has also received the runner-up for best paper in VLDB 2007 and the best newcomer paper award in ACM PODS 2008. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2003.

Wang-Chiew Tan
Professor of Computer Science


831-459-3709
Engineering 2 Room 343B