Systems Research Lab Students

Joe Buck is a sixth year Ph D student working on in-situ processing and large-scale storage with the DAMASC team. After graduating from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) with a BS in Computer Science in 2004, Joe spent four years writing systems level software for enterprise customers at Veritas, now part of Symantec. In addition to his research and classroom work, Joe has completed internships at Google (2009), Microsoft (2010), Greenplum (2012)  and was a summer research intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2011). 

Adam Crume is a PhD student in Computer Science.  He is working with Professor Carlos Maltzahn on the Damasc project.

I’m a 3rd year PhD student at the UCSC Computer Science Department. I’m a member of the Systems Research Lab, advised by Professor Carlos Maltzahn. Currently, I’m a collaborator of the DAMASC project, investigating ways of fusing data management services with file systems.

Jeff LeFevre is a computer sciences graduate student.  He is collaborating on the Damasc project.

Michael McThrow is a first-year computer science PhD student and is advised by Carlos Maltzahn.  His interests include storage systems, databases, information retrieval, data mining, and cloud computing.  He did his undergraduate career at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Roberto Pineiro is a PhD student working on buffer management for predictable performance with Professor Scott Brandt.  Before graduate studies at UCSC, he earned a B.S in Mathematics and a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez.

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Michael Sevilla is a 2nd year graduate student working with Ike Nassi on architectures for big data processing. He received his B.S. at the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering in July, 2011. His research interests include operating systems (tracing and profiling), storage systems, computer architectures, and networking. Michael has completed internships at HP and Cisco.

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Andrew Shewmaker is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Idaho in 2001 and his MS from UCSC in 2009. From 2001 to 2012, he designed, integrated, and administered High Performance Computing and Visualization systems at Department of Energy national laboratories in Idaho and New Mexico. He is researching network Quality of Service in support of end-to-end... read more

Dimitris Skourtis is a PhD student in computer sciences. He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews. His research is on predictable storage performance and flash-based storage systems. Dimitris has completed two internships at VMware.

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Noah is a fourth year Ph.D. student working on extreme-scale storage systems and analysis with the DAMASC team. He came to UCSC from the University of Kansas where he worked on process scheduling, custom programming models, and precise performance measurement in Linux.