Scholar in Residence

Salt Lake City, UT, USA
I am an Associate Professor and head of the Scalable Software Systems Lab in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. My interests include Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, and Databases. I’m passionate about designing and building systems that allow large-scale applications to access data more intensively than has been possible in the past. My dissertation work, Fast Crash Recovery in RAMCloud provides durability and availability in a large-scale distributed DRAM-based storage system with the same price and energy consumption as today’s volatile caches. Overall, it enables the use of DRAM as fault-tolerant large-scale data center storage which is 50 to 5,000 times faster than other data center storage systems. Formerly, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the databases group at Microsoft Research. Before that, I earned my Ph.D. at Stanford University working as a part of the RAMCloud and the Secure Computer Systems labs.