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Dean Hildebrand
Manager, Master Inventor, Cloud Storage Software
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA

Dean Hildebrand is a Master Inventor and the Manager of the Cloud Storage Software Research group at the IBM Almaden Research Center and a recognized expert in the field of distributed and parallel file systems. He has authored numerous scientific publications, created over 28 patents, and chaired and sat on the program committee of numerous conferences, including FAST, SC, HPDC, MSST, and MASCOTS. 

Dr. Hildebrand pioneered pNFS and the primary author on the first paper to demonstrate the feasibility of providing standard and scalable access to any parallel file system. 

Dean holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. The title of his dissertation is,"Distributed Access to Parallel File Systems". He also has a B.Sc. (Honours) from the University of British Columbia.

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? -Charles M. Schulz