Systems Research Lab (SRL) Faculty

Carlos Maltzahn
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Director, Systems Research Lab (SRL)
Director, Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS)
Director, Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management (ISSDM)

Engineering 2, Room 369
By appointment

Carlos Maltzahn is the founder and director of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS). Dr. Maltzahn also co-founded the Systems Research Lab, known for its cutting-edge work on big data storage & processing, scalable data management, and distributed systems performance management. Carlos joined UC Santa Cruz in 2004, after five years at Netapp working on network-intermediaries and storage systems. In 2005 he co-founded and became a key mentor on Sage Weil’s Ceph project. In 2008 Carlos became a member of the computer science faculty at UC Santa Cruz and has graduated seven Ph.D. students since. Carlos graduated with a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Scott Brandt
Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

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.

Peter Alvaro
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Engineering 2, Room 353

Sheldon (Shel) Finkelstein
Lecturer, Computer Science and Engineering

650 743-6938 (Mobile)
Fall 2019: CSE 180 Wed 4:00-5:00pm; CSE 201 Fri 9:00-11:00am. Or by appointment

Shel Finkelstein has been a Lecturer at UC Santa Cruz since January 2014, teaching courses in database and other areas. Shel joined SAP in 2006 where he was Vice President, Applied Research Fellow and a Chief Technology Architect, working on data management and applications. Prior to SAP, Shel was at Sun Microsystems, where he managed architecture and partnership relationships for Enterprise Java (J2EE, now JEE) when it was created, and was a Technical Director in Sun´s CTO office, leading several technology initiatives. Shel also was a Research Staff Member and manager on database and distributed systems at IBM Almaden Research, was a senior developer on the Transaction Management Facility and System-Managed Storage at Tandem Computers, and had senior positions at two database startups.

Dr. Ike Nassi
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Founder, Chairman, and CTO, TidalScale
Co-Founder and Trustee, Computer History Museum

831-459-1898 (Office)
408-390-8281 (Mobile)
Engineering 2, Room 545A
By Appointment

Digital Equipment Corp: DEC: VAX-11, Ada, Bliss, Corporate Research;

DARPA: Information Systems and Technology Group;

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

Apple: Senior VP of Software and Corporate Officer;

InfoGear: CTO (acquired by Cisco);

Firetide: co-Founder, Chairman, CTO;

SAP: EVP, Chief Scientist;

TidalScale: Founder, Chairman, CTO, (and Founding CEO);

IEEE Computer Society Industry Advisory Board;

Computer History Museum - Founding Trustee;

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Engineering; Former Trustee;

Katia Obraczka
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

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.