Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau's Biography

Susan Beth Horwitz Professor of Computer Sciences
Catherine A. Erickson Professor in the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences

Professor Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau works in the area of computer systems; she has primarily focused on file and storage systems, but has also made significant contributions in distributed systems, virtualization, and scheduling. Andrea has been a professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison since January, 2000. In that time, she has won twelve best-paper awards and, according to, has published the fourth-most papers in the premier systems conferences (SOSP and OSDI) and the most at the top file and storage conference (FAST). In 2018, Andrea and her colleague and husband, Remzi, received the highest honor in the field of systems, the SIGOPS Mark Weiser award for "outstanding leadership, innovation, and impact in storage and computer systems research". Andrea has co-advised 28 Ph.D. students from UW-Madison and has co-chaired USENIX ATC '04, FAST '07, OSDI’18, and SOSP'24. Finally, Andrea cares deeply about education and outreach: she has helped hundreds of UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students connect with thousands of children in the Madison community through weekly after-school CS Clubs. For this work, she was awarded the UW-Madison Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award in 2017.

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