Systems Research Lab (SRL) Faculty

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


831-459-1627
Engineering 2, Room 369
Wednesdays, 2-4pm

Carlos Maltzahn is Director of the UCSC Systems Research Lab, Director of the Center for Research in Open Source Software, 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


831-459-5170
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


831-459-1304
Engineering 2, Room 353

Sheldon (Shel) Finkelstein
Lecturer, Computer Science


650 743-6938 (Mobile)
E2-349A
CMPS 180: Mondays, 9:00-10:00am; CMPS 278: 3:00-4:00pm; also, 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.

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


831-459-1898 (Office)
408-390-8281 (Mobile)
408-458-9932 (TidalScale)
Engineering 2, Room 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.

Wang-Chiew Tan
Professor, Computer Science


831-459-3709
Engineering 2, Room 343B