Sasha Ames is a PhD candidate in Computer Science advised by Professor Carlos Maltzahn.He pursues his graduate studies while working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Maya Gokhale, through the Lawrence Scholar Program. His research focus is on file system metadata services using a graph data model and query language interface. Prior to his graduate studies, he earned a B.A. in Computer Science at Columbia University and spent several years working in industry.
Systems Research Lab Students
Varun holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Florida, Gainesville, and is currently pursuing a part-time PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He works with Professor Carlos Maltzahn.
Varun Bhagwan is an engineer and researcher at the IBM Almaden Research Center located in San Jose, California. His interests lie in the field of text analytics, data mining, machine learning/AI, internet technologies, and services science. Since joining IBM research in 2001, Varun has worked at multiple levels of a large scale text mining project, ranging from... read more
David Bigelow is a PhD student working on real-time high-bandwidth data management with Professor Scott Brandt, and in collaboration with researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Before graduate studies at UCSC, he earned a B.S in Computer Science and Mathematics from the College of William and Mary.
Joe Buck is a fourth 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) and Microsoft (2010) 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.
Jeff LeFevre is a computer sciences graduate student. He is collaborating on the Damasc project.
Greg Levin received a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, and a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins. After teaching mathematics at Harvey Mudd for four years, and writing software for five, he returned to academia in 2006 at UCSC to pursue a PhD in Computer Science. He is currently working with Scott Brandt on optimal real-time multiprocessor scheduling algorithms.
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.
Jan Pieper is a part-time graduate student at UCSC. He holds a Diploma Engineering Degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany and is a full time employee at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA.
Jan joined IBM Almaden as a summer student in 2000.... read more
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.
Ian works on the WikiTrust project, who also has a soft spot for coffee. When he is not obsessively monitoring logs or thinking about databases, Ian likes to build cool toys like an Arduino-based networked toaster or spend the afternoon biking around Santa Cruz.
I am a computer science Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Cruz where I do research on hard real-time multiprocessor scheduling with the SRL.
Outside of the SRL, my thesis is focused on making it easier to write correct, high-performance code, with an emphasis on parallel programs. To that end, I am currently researching the usability of different parallel and concurrent programming concepts and course materials.
Michael Sevilla is a second year graduate student working on system architectures for big data processing and supercharging RAID4 with SSDs. Michael 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 kernel tracing and profiling, networking, storage systems, distributed systems, real-time systems, and hardware security.
Dimitris Skourtis is a PhD student in computer sciences. Dimitris has a degree in Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews.
Rosie Wacha is a Ph.D. student at UCSC advised by Scott Brandt. She works with Los Alamos National Laboratory as a member of the Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM). Her primary research focus is on how to use SSDs in storage systems. Before coming to UCSC, she completed her B.S. in Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College.
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.