Curriculum Vitae
Richard Golding

Home: 41 Benton Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
golding@chrysaetos.org
Work: Kinsey Technical Services, Inc.

Education

1992: University of California, Santa Cruz; PhD in Computer and Information Sciences.
Thesis title: Weak consistency group communication and membership.
Advisor: Darrell D. E. Long.
1991: University of California, Santa Cruz; MS in Computer and Information Sciences.
Thesis title: Accessing replicated data in a large-scale distributed system.
Advisor: Darrell D. E. Long.
1987: Western Washington University; BS in Computer Science (Magna Cum Laude).
1981-83: University of Washington.

Experience

Kinsey Technical Services Inc:
EDSN software lead/architect
2012-present
Developed the design for the Edison Demonstration of Small-satellite Networking (EDSN) spacecraft flight software, implemented the communications elements, produced the Software Development Plan per NASA NPR 7150.2A Class B standards, and was part of the team developing the mission concept of operations and doing the overall project systems engineering. Developed tools for recording system design.
Kinsey Technical Services Inc:
DARPA System F6 SETA
2010-12
Provided engineering technical assessment to the DARPA System F6 government team. Assisted with reviewing proposals and guiding selected teams through their execution. Helped develop the multi-level security model for the project.
IBM Almaden Research Center:
System F6 Chief Architect
2007-10
IBM lead and system software architect for the DARPA System F6 fractionated space systems project. Helped assemble the group of organizations that proposed for the program; co-led the technical team through the Preliminary Design Review; defined the overall software and system architecture, and worked with partner teams to coordinate their building of the component pieces. Defined the middleware, networking, performance, and security models for the software.
IBM Almaden Research Center:
Research Staff Member
2003 - 07
Led the software effort for the Collective Intelligent Bricks project, which investigated a scalable, easy-to-manage distributed storage system for customers that need in excess of a petabyte of storage. Emphasis was on autonomous operation of large-scale systems, and on predictable application behavior through performance and resource isolation. Developed a family of algorithms for making resource allocation decisions in a self-managing storage system, and developed an efficient algorithm for performance isolation and IO scheduling in a storage device.
Also acted as the IBM Principal Investigator for joint IBM-CMU research project on self-* storage systems (with Greg Ganger, CMU).
Panasas:
Software Architect
2000-03
Software architect responsible for assisting with overall product specification and design, with special focus on storage appliance design and construction, QA test definition and measurement, and on storage management tools. Worked with marketing group to help determine target customer, understand their needs and requirements. Developed high-level vision for storage management for product. Managed team for developing part of the appliance product. Assisted with standards group work.

Designed and managed implementation team for the Panasas object storage device (OSD). Wrote the SCSI command set definition, which became the basis for ANSI T.10 OSD standard; designed the network server to implement the commands.

Designed a new BSD file system optimised for use inside an OSD, with special emphasis on high performance and reliability.

UC Santa Cruz:
Research Associate
2000-01, 2006-08
Collaborated with UC Santa Cruz Computer Science department faculty and students on performance management in distributed systems and realtime system. Assisted with a three-year NSF grant on performance management in storage systems.
Storage Systems Program, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories:
Project Scientist (TC62), 1998-2000
Member of Technical Staff (TC60), 1994-98
Led research on highly-reliable, large-scale, self-managing distributed storage systems; ran technology transfer activities with a partner product division for some of this work. Researched flexible disk arrays (the HP AutoRAID system) and adaptive idle time detection/use. Managed two other researchers for part of the time.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam:
Onderzoeker (Postdoctoral Researcher)
1993
Researched wide-area application support, including weak consistency group communication and object-based models for organizing distributed applications. Supervised a PhD student on this work. Taught a course on Computer Networking, assisted with Operating Systems practicum.
Ricoh California Research Center:
Consultant
1992
Design consultant for a software development project using C++ and an OODBMS. Project emphasis was on long-term maintainability and reusability, and involved teaching software engineering to a small development group and guiding them through the design process.
Concurrent Systems Project, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories:
SEED Program Intern
1990-91
Designed a lightweight distributed database system, based on a novel approach to distributed state abstraction, for use in a high-performance multiprocessor file server. Conducted research on data replication in internetwork environments; developed a family of algorithms for replica access in an internetwork; conducted preliminary investigations into a family of replication mechanisms that provide efficient, controlled inconsistency among replicas; investigated self-reorganizing disk systems as part of the DataMesh high-performance storage system project.
Crucible:
Software Engineer
1989-90
Worked as project lead for Crucible on the Sun OpenLook window manager (OLWM) for OpenWindows, responsible for overall design of the product implementation and for liaison with Sun staff; participated in two ports of the MIT X11R3 sample server to specialized environments, including to SCO Unix with specialized graphics hardware based on the TI34010; designed and implemented several X11 applications using the X Toolkit including animation support tools.
Microsoft Corporation:
Software Engineer
1988-89
Worked on Presentation Manager for OS/2 1.1 and 2.0. Handled design and prototypes for the multi-line edit control introduced in OS/2 1.1; assisted in evaluation of several internationalization efforts within the Presentation Manager group; designed the messaging architecture for PM for OS/2 2.0, providing a structure for messaging in the v2.0 multiple-mode environment.
UC Santa Cruz
Teachning Assistant
1987-88
Teaching assistant for undergraduate data structures course.
City of Bellingham Computer Services Division:
Programmer
1984-87
Developed MIS applications for a Wang VS, including front-office accounting and building permit tracking; developed system software for the VS including a resource lock manager, print queue management, a serial device controller, and output formatting tools.
Technique Data Systems:
Programmer
1983-84
Developed and maintained large MIS software systems for public works tracking and repair shop automation.
Orion Systems:
Programmer/Partner
1982-83
Developed and maintained custom software systems in office automation, pharmacy record-keeping, and financial planning.

Honors

2006:IBM Research Invention Achievement Award (Second Plateau)
2005:IBM Storage Technology Council member
2004:IBM Research Invention Achievement Award (First Plateau)
1991-92: Santa Cruz Operation Graduate Fellow.
1987-88: University of California Regents Fellow.
1981-83: Seattle-First Merit Scholar.

Research funding

  1. DARPA. System F6. Phase 1 and Phase 2; as subcontractor to Orbital Sciences Corp.
  2. National Science Foundation. End-to-end performance management for large distributed storage. Award No. CCF-0621534, $956,647, 2006-09. (With Scott A. Brandt and Darrell D. E. Long)

Publications

Refereed journals and conferences:
  1. David M. LoBosco, Glen E. Cameron, Richard A. Golding, and Theodore M. Wong. The Pleiades fractionated space system architecture and the future of national security space. AIAA Space 2008 Conference, Sep. 2008.
  2. Scott Brandt, Anna Povzner, Tim Kaldewey, Carlos Maltzahn, Richard Golding, and Theodore Wong. Efficient guaranteed disk request scheduling with Fahrrad. EuroSys 2008.
  3. Tim Kaldewey, Theodore M. Wong, Richard A. Golding, Anna Povzner, and Scott Brandt. Virtualizing disk performance. IEEE Real-time and Embedded Systems and Applications Symposium (RTAS), 2008.
  4. David O. Bigelow, Suresh Iyer, Tim Kaldewey, Roberto C. Pineiro, Anna Povzner, Scott A. Brandt, Richard A. Golding, Theodore M. Wong, and Carlos Maltzahn. End-to-end performance management for scalable distributed storage. Proc. 2nd Intl. Workshop on Petascale Data Storage, Nov. 2007.
  5. Kristal T. Pollack, Darrell D. E. Long, Richard A. Golding, Ralph A. Becker-Szendy, and Benjamin Reed. Quota enforcement for high-performance distributed storage systems. Proc. 24th IEEE Conf. on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST), Sep. 2007.
  6. Jun Rao, Bishwaranjan Bhattacharjee, Joseph Glider, Richard Golding, Guy Lohman, Volke Markl, Hamid Pirahesh, Robert Rees, and Garret Swart. Impliance: a next generation information management appliance. Proc. Third Biennial Conf. on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), Jan. 2007.
  7. KK Rao, Jim Hafner, and Richard Golding. Reliability for networked storage nodes. Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), p. 237-48, June 2006.
  8. Richard A. Golding and Theodore M. Wong. Walking toward moving goalposts: agile management for evolving systems. First Workshop on Hot Topics in Autonomic Computing (HotAC), June 2006.
  9. Theodore M. Wong, Richard A. Golding, Caixue Lin, Ralph A. Becker-Szendy. Zygaria: storage performance as a managed resource. IEEE Real-time and Embedded Systems and Applications Symposium (RTAS), 2006.
  10. W. Wilcke, R. B. Garner, C. Fleiner, R. Golding, J. Glider, D. Kenchammana-Hosekote, M. Mohiuddin, R. Becker-Szendy, T. Wong, O. Zaki, M. Hernandez, K. Fernandez. The IBM intelligent bricks project -- petabytes and beyond. IBM Journal of Research and Development 50(2/3), p. 181, 2006.
  11. Christopher R. Lumb, Richard Golding, and Gregory R. Ganger. DSPTF: Decentralized request distribution in brick-based storage systems. Proc. ASPLOS, October 2004.
  12. Richard Golding and Ohad Rodeh. Group communication -- still complex after all these years. Workshop on large-scale group communication, 5 Oct 2003.
  13. Guillermo Alvarez, Elizabeth Borowsky, Susie Go, Theodore Romer, Ralph Becker-Szendy, Richard Golding, Arif Merchant, Mirjana Spasojevic, Alistair Veitch, and John Wilkes. Minerva: an automated resource provisioning tool for large-scale storage systems. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 19(4), pp 483-518, 2001.
  14. Khalil Amiri, Garth Gibson, and Richard Golding. Highly concurrent shared storage. International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, April 2000.
  15. Richard Golding and Liz Borowsky. Fault-tolerant replication management in large-scale distributed storage systems. Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, October 1999.
  16. Elizabeth Borowsky, Richard Golding, Patricia Jacobson, Arif Merchant, Louis Schreier, Mirjana Spasojevic and John Wilkes. Capacity planning with phased workloads. First Intl. Workshop on Software and Performance, October 1998.
  17. Richard Golding and John Wilkes. Persistent storage for distributed applications. SIGOPS European Workshop, September 1998.
  18. Elizabeth Borowsky, Richard Golding, Arif Merchant, Louis Schreier, Elizabeth Shriver, Mirjana Spasojevic, and John Wilkes. Using attribute-managed storage to achieve QoS. International Workshop on Quality of Service, 1997.
  19. John Wilkes, Richard Golding, Carl Staelin, and Tim Sullivan. The HP AutoRAID hierarchical storage system. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 14(1), February 1996.
  20. John Wilkes, Richard Golding, Carl Staelin, and Tim Sullivan. The HP AutoRAID hierarchical storage system. Proceedings of Symposium on Operating System Principles, Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado, December 1995.
  21. Richard Golding, Elizabeth Shriver, Tim Sullivan, and John Wilkes. Attributed-managed storage. Position paper for the Workshop on Modeling and Specification of I/O, San Antonio, Texas, October 1995.
  22. Darrell Long, Andrew Muir, and Richard Golding. A longitudinal survey of Internet host reliability. 14th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, 1995.
  23. Richard Golding, Peter Bosch, Carl Staelin, Tim Sullivan, and John Wilkes. Idleness is not sloth. Proceedings of the Winter Usenix Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1995, pp. 201-12.
  24. Richard Golding, Carl Staelin, Tim Sullivan, and John Wilkes. "Tcl cures 98.3% of all known simulation configuration problems" claims astonished researcher! Tcl/Tk Workshop, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1994, pp. 17-20.
  25. Richard A. Golding, Darrell D. E. Long, and John Wilkes. The refdbms distributed bibliographic database system. Proceedings of the Winter Usenix Conference, San Francisco, California, January 1994, pp. 47-62.
  26. Richard A. Golding and Darrell D. E. Long. Using an object-oriented framework to construct wide-area group communication mechanisms. International Symposium on Applied Computing: Research and Applications in Software Engineering, Databases, and Distributed Systems, 1993.
  27. Richard A. Golding and Darrell D. E. Long. Simulation modeling of weak-consistency protocols. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), January 1993, pp. 233-8.
  28. R. Golding. Weak consistency group communication for wide-area systems. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on the Management of Replicated Data, November 1992.
  29. Richard Golding. A weak-consistency architecture for distributed information services. Computing Systems 5(4), Fall 1992, pp. 179-405. Usenix Association.
  30. Richard Golding and Darrell D. E. Long. Quorum-oriented multicast protocols for data replication. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Data Engineering, February 1992.
  31. R. Golding. Using simulation to evaluate communication protocols for replication. Proceedings of the Simulation in Engineering Education Conference, January 1992.
  32. Richard Golding and Darrell D. E. Long. Accessing replicated data in a large-scale distributed system. International Journal in Computer Simulation 1(4), 1991.

Notable technical reports:
  1. Deepak R. Kenchammana-Hosekote, Richard A. Golding, Claudio Fleiner, and Omer A. Zaki. The design and evaluation of network RAID protocols. Research report RJ 10316, IBM Almaden Research Center, 5 March 2004.
  2. Richard Golding. The Palladio access protocol. Technical report HPL-SSP-99-2, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Storage Systems Program, 1 November 1999.
  3. Richard Golding and Elizabeth Borowsky. The Palladio layout control protocol. Technical report HPL-SSP-99-1, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Storage Systems Program, 30 August 1999.
  4. Richard Golding. Data extraction and display using Tongs. Technical report HPL-SSP-95-16, Storage Systems Program, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, 29 December 1995.
  5. Richard Golding. The Raphael threads library. Technical report HPL-SSP-95-17, Storage Systems Program, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, 29 December 1995.
  6. Richard A. Golding. Weak-consistency group communication and membership. Ph.D. thesis, published as technical report UCSC-CRL-92-52. Computer and Information Sciences Board, University of California, Santa Cruz, December 1992.
  7. Richard A. Golding. Accessing replicated data in a large-scale distributed system. Master's thesis, published as technical report UCSC-CRL-91-18. Computer and Information Sciences Board, University of California, Santa Cruz, June 1991.

Invited talks:
  1. "Building adaptive systems using the Virtual Mission Bus", at the Aerospace Corp. Technical Forum, El Segundo, CA, 16 September 2010.
  2. "Using systems design to facilitate innovation", at the Air Force Innovation Forum, San Jose, CA, 9 September 2008.
  3. "Adaptive distributed computing for fractionated space systems", at DARPA Fractionated Space Workshop, Colorado Springs, CO, 3-4 August 2006.
  4. "Zygaria: storage performance as a managed resource", at CMU System Design and Implementation Series, 25 August 2005.
  5. "The Collective Intelligent Bricks project -- research status", at CMU System Design and Implementation Series, 10 March 2005.
  6. "A survivable, scalable distributed storage system", at IBM Israel Research Seminar series, 6 December 2003.
  7. "Distributed object storage systems", UC Santa Cruz Storage Systems Research Center, 6 May 2003.
  8. "The Palladio Project: a survivable, scalable distributed storage system", at CMU System Design and Implementation Series, 7 November 2002.
  9. "A longitudinal study of Internet host reliability", at the Bay Area Workshop on High Dependability Information Systems, 15 May 1995 at SRI International.
  10. "A unified approach to building wide-area applications", at DEC SRC, Palo Alto, 2 August 1993.
  11. "Building a wide-area information service", at the Workshop on the Computerization of Natural History Collections, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan, 14 November 1992.
  12. "Group membership and weak-consistency communication", at Apple Advanced Technology Group, 3 April 1992.
  13. "Group membership and epidemic communication", at the 28th Bay Area Systems Seminar, 21 February 1992.

Patents:
  1. U.S. Patent 7,962,563. System and method for managing storage system performance as a resource. Ralph Becker-Szendy, Richard Golding, Caixue Lin, Theodore Wong, Omer Zaki. Assigned to IBM Co. Issued 14 June 2011.
  2. U.S. Patent 7,783,832. System and method for fault tolerant controller for network RAID. Claudio Fleiner, Richard Golding, Deepak Kanchammana-Hosekote, Omer Zaki. Assigned to IBM Co. Issued 24 August 2010.
  3. U.S. Patent 7,694,082. Computer program and method for managing resources in a distributed storage system. Richard Golding, Theodore Wong; Omer Zaki. Assigned to IBM Co. Issued 6 April 2010.
  4. U.S. Patent 7,318,119. System and method for fault tolerant controller for network RAID. Claudio Fleiner, Richard Golding, Deepak Kenchammana-Hosekote, Omer Zaki. Assigned to IBM Co. Issued 8 January 2008.
  5. U.S. Patent 7,290,087 and 7,500,054. Adaptive grouping in Object RAID. Richard Golding. Assigned to IBM Co. Issued 30 October 2007 and 3 March 2009.
  6. U.S. Patent 7,240,155. Decision mechanisms for adapting RAID operation placement. Claudio M. Fleiner, Richard A. Golding, Deepak R. Kenchammana-Hosekote, Omer A. Zaki. Assigned to IBM Co. Issued 3 July 2007.
  7. U.S. Patent 7,100,073. Grouped-object RAID. Richard Golding. Assigned to IBM Co. Issued 29 August 2006.
  8. U.S. Patent 6,718,434. Method and apparatus for assigning RAID levels. Alistair C. Veitch, Eric A. Anderson, Ram Swaminathan, Guillermo Alvarez, Richard Golding, and Ted Romer. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 6 April 2004.
  9. U.S. Patent 6,606,585. Acceptability testing for capacity planning of data storage system. E. Borowsky, R. Golding, A. Merchant, M. Spasojevic, and J. Wilkes. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 12 August 2003.
  10. U.S. Patent 6,571,258. Computer data storage system with parallelization migration plan generator. E. Borowsky, R. Golding, D. Narayanan. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 27 May 2003.
  11. U.S. Patent 6,553,389. Resource availability determination mechanism for distributed data storage system. R. Golding, E. Borowsky. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 22 April 2003.
  12. U.S. Patent 6,577,617. Method for performing atomic, concurrent read and write operations on multiple storage devices. R. Golding. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 5 November 2002.
  13. U.S. Patent 6,438,617. Object-oriented communication system with support for multiple remote machine types. S. Savitzky, R. Roth, T. Jeng, P. Hart, R. Golding. Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd. Issued 20 Aug 2002.
  14. U.S. Patent 6,430,740. Object-oriented communications framework system with support for multiple remote machine types. P. Hart, T. Jeng, R. Roth, S. Savitzky, R. Golding. Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd. Issued 6 Aug 2002.
  15. U.S. Patent 6,381,619. Computer data storage system with migration plan generator. Elizabeth L. Borowsky, Richard A. Golding, Dushyanth Narayanan. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 30 April 2002.
  16. U.S. Patent 6,321,317. Apparatus for and method of multi-dimensional constraint optimization in storage system configuration. Elizabeth L. Borowsky, Richard A. Golding, Arif Merchant, Elizabeth Shriver, Mirjana Spasojevic, Tim Sullivan, John Wilkes. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 20 November 2001.
  17. U.S. Patent 6,292,876. Method for providing access protection for SCSI storage devices. Richard A. Golding. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 18 September 2001.
  18. U.S. Patent 6,260,076. Method of using an object-oriented communication system with support for multiple remote machine types. Stephen R. Savitzky, Rithy K. Roth, Tina L. Jeng, Peter E. Hart, Richard A. Golding. Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd. Issued 10 July 2001.
  19. U.S. Patent 6,170,063. Method for performing atomic, concurrent read and write operations on multiple storage devices. Richard A. Golding. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 2 January 2001.
  20. U.S. Patent 6,128,699. Method for providing read/write access while copying data between shared storage devices. Richard A. Golding. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 3 October 2000.
  21. U.S. Patent 6,119,174. Methods and apparatus for implementing quality-of-service guarantees in data storage systems. Elizabeth L. Borowsky, Richard A. Golding, Arif A. Merchant, Mirjana Spasojevic, John Wilkes. Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Co. Issued 12 September 2000.
  22. U.S. Patent 5,918,051. Object-oriented communication system with support for multiple remote machine types. Stephen R. Savitzky, Rithy K. Roth, Tina L. Jeng, Peter E. Hart, Richard Golding. Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd. Issued 29 June 1999.
  23. U.S. Patent 5,832,264. Object-oriented communications framework system with support for multiple remote machine types. Peter E. Hart, Tina L. Jeng, Rithy K. Roth, Stephen R. Savitzky, Richard Golding. Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd. Issued 3 November 1998.
  24. U.S. Patent 5,732,261. Method of using an object-oriented communication system with support for multiple remote machine types. Stephen R. Savitzky, Rithy K. Roth, Tina L. Jeng, Peter E. Hart, Richard Golding. Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd. Issued 24 March 1998.

Professional activities

Conference organization:
2007, 2008, 2009:Program committee, Intl. Conference on Autonomic Computing
2002, 2004, 2005: Program committee, Conference on File and Storage Technology (FAST)
1997: Program committee, Usenix Workshop on Internet Technology and Systems.
1994: Treasurer and Local arrangements chair, Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications.
1992: Local Arrangements Chair, Second Workshop on the Management of Replicated Data.

Reviewing:
2010:Reviewer for the Real Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS)
2006:Reviewer for Conference on File and Storage Technology (FAST)
2006:Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
1997,99: Reviewer for the Symposium on Operating Systems Principles.
1996, 2004: Reviewer for the Operating Systems Design and Implementation Symposium.
1996: Reviewer for Transactions on Software Engineering.
1993-95: Reviewer for Winter Usenix Conference.
1992: Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
1991-98: Reviewer for ACM Transactions on Computer Systems.
1991: Reviewer for IEEE Eighth International Conference on Data Engineering.
1991: Reviewer for Winter 1992 Usenix Conference.

Standards organizations
2000-05: ANSI/NCITS T10 (SCSI) and Storage Networking Industry Association: object-based storage device (OSD) working groups
2000: IETF IP Storage / iSCSI working group
1996-98: National Storage Industry Consortium, Network-attached storage devices working group.

Other service
2013: NASA Small Spacecraft Technology Partnerships grant reviewer
2006: National Science Foundation CAREER grant reviewer.
2003-06, 2013: National Science Foundation grant review panels.
1993-95: Editor, IEEE Technical Committee on Operating Systems and Application Environments Newsletter.

Students advised

Chris Lumb, PhD in Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University (co-advisor), Dec. 2005. Title: "D-SPTF: decentralized request distribution in brick-based storage systems".

Thesis committees

Sage Weil, PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2007. Subject: the Ceph distributed file system.
Caixue Lin, PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, Jun. 2006. Subject: Slack management in real-time scheduling.
Lawrence You, PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, Jun. 2006. Subject: Efficient archival data storage.
Feng Wang, PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz. Subject: Object-based storage devices.
Garth Goodson, PhD in Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, Aug. 2004. Title: "Efficient, flexible consistency for highly fault tolerant storage".
Thomas Kroeger, PhD in Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, Jan. 2000. Title: "Modeling file access patterns to improve caching performance". Also MS, University of California Santa Cruz, Mar. 1997.
Peter Bosch, PhD, Universiteit Twente, Jun. 1999. Title: "Mixed-media file systems".
Bruce Sherrod, MS in Computer Science, University of California Santa Cruz, Mar. 1997. Title: "A dynamic disk spin-down technique for mobile computing".