Peter J. Desnoyers

Associate Professor

Current Research Projects

  • Algorithms for SMR (shingled magnetic recording) disks
  • Performance modeling and analysis of SSD flash translation layers
  • The Massachusetts Open Cloud (www.massopencloud.org)

Research Interests

Storage issues in operating systems, in particular the integration of emerging storage technologies such as flash and SMR disk into existing software infrastructures.

Education

  • BS | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD in Computer Science | University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Biography

Peter Desnoyers is an Associate Professor in CCIS, which he joined in 2008. He is one of the founders of the Massachusetts Open Cloud, a multi-institutional collaboration to develop new models for cloud computing, and serves on the steering committee.

His research is focused on storage issues in operating systems, in particular the integration of emerging storage technologies such as flash and SMR disk into existing software infrastructures. He is currently (Spring 2015) a Visiting Scholar in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

He is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the UMass Boston Department of Computer Science, co-chair of the IEEE Symposium on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST ’15) and the ACM Workshop on Interactions of NVM/Flash with Operating Systems and Workloads (INFLOW ’15), an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, and has served on the program committees and editorial boards of major computer science conferences and journals.

Peter Desnoyers received his PhD in Computer Science in 2007 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, under Prashant Shenoy. Prior to this he had a fifteen-year engineering career at companies ranging from Apple and Motorola to ten-person startups, and received his BS and MS degrees from MIT in 1988.

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