Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: ACM | ACM SIGMETRICS | ACM SIGOPS | IEEE | IEEE STCOS | Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) | USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association
I am a data storage researcher at IBM Almaden Research Center. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University (SBU) and M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). In my earlier years I worked as a kernel engineer at Parallels.
My research interests revolve around high-performing local and distributed storage systems. I'm especially interested in workload characterization and performance analysis of complex storage systems in diverse modern evironments. I work closely with the IBM Spectrum Scale (aka GPFS) development and support teams which gives me a unique exposure to the problems encountered by storage systems in the real world.
Among the active directions of my research are
- Efficient storage for Docker containers
- Object-backed file systems
- Scalable trace analysis and low-overhead tracing of highly distributed systems
- Performance analysis of user-space file systems
- Root cause analysis of performance and resource utilization in modern I/O stacks
- I/O stack design and tuning for low-latency storage devices
- Performance modeling of storage systems
- Data deduplication
You can find the list of my publications and patents in the corresponding sections. I actively collaborate with academic community and regularly serve as a reviewer for major storage conferences and journals.