Peter Desnoyers
Northeastern University
College of Computer and Information Science

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334 West Village H
(617) 373-8683
pjd @ ccs.neu.edu

Background

I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2008. Prior to that I spent fifteen years as an engineer in industry, at Apple, Motorola, and a number of start-ups, after receiving the BS and MS degrees in EECS from MIT in 1988.

My research focuses on operating systems, storage, and cloud computing, drawing on my experience to explore practical solutions to the problems of tomorrow's applications and devices. I am particularly interested in:

  • Algorithms for Flash storage.
  • Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) disk drives.
  • Cloud Computing and the Massachusetts Open Cloud
  • Teaching operating systems concepts.

I am currently (Spring 2015) on sabbatical at Harvard, working with Margo Seltzer and her group.

Much of my research is described on the pages for the Solid State Storage Lab.