- Computer Sciences
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau is a full professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since the beginning of the millennium. He co-leads a group with his wife, Professor Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau; their work focuses on systems (broadly) but with a special emphasis on file and storage systems. They have graduated 18 Ph.D. students in their time at Wisconsin, and some of their innovations, including block-level storage introspection, transactional checksumming and fast file-system checking, now ship in commercial systems and are used daily by millions of people.
Remzi also cares deeply about education, and he has won the SACM Student Choice Professor of the Year award four times, the Carolyn Rosner "Excellent Educator" award, and the UW-Madison Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. Chapters from a freely available OS book he and Andrea co-wrote, found at http://www.ostep.org, have been downloaded millions of times in the past few years; the book is in use at hundreds of institutions around the world. Remzi is also an active participant in the systems community, having served on numerous program committees, as well as co-chair of USENIX ATC ’04, FAST ’07, OSDI ’10, and SOCC ’14; Remzi also currently serves as an associate editor for ACM TOCS. Remzi has been a NetApp faculty fellow, an IBM faculty award winner, an NSF CAREER award winner, has consulted for numerous storage companies, and served on a few advisory boards.