Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau's Biography

Andrea obtained her B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy in 1991 and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley in 1994 and 1998, respectively. As a graduate student, Andrea was part of the Network of Workstations (NOW) project and developed implicit coscheduling for her PhD disertation. She then worked for a year as postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University with Professor Mendel Rosenblum.

Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau joined the Computer Science department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in January 2000 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2007. Her research interests are in operating systems and distributed systems, with an emphasis on file and storage systems. Professor Arpaci-Dusseau has both co-won and helped students win a number of records for fast sorting: PennySort in 2002, Datamation in 2001 and 1997, and MinuteSort in 1997. She received her NSF Career award in 2002 for Exploiting Gray-Box Techniques in Systems. Professor Arpaci-Dusseau was co-chair of the Usenix Annual Technical Conference in 2004 and the Usenix Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST) in 2007. She served on the NSF CISE Advisory Committee from 2006-2008. Andrea is currently a faculty co-directory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) University Housing at UW.

On a more personal note, Andrea is married to Professor Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau. They have two beautiful daughters, Anna Aliye, born in October 2000, and Madeline Leyla, born in November 2003.

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