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Greg Ganger

Jatras Professor, ECE
Director, Parallel Data Lab
Office: CIC 2208
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 U.S.A
Email:
Phone: +1(412) 268-1297
Fax: +1(412) 268-3010
Admin: Karen Lindenfelser, (412) 268-6716
             


Recent Events:


Research Interests

I have broad research interests in computer systems, including storage/file systems, distributed systems, OS, and computer security. Most of my current research explores these topics in the broad context of storage systems and large-scale infrastructures within CMU's Parallel Data Lab (PDL), for which I serve as Director.

See the PDL pages for more current information, since this page gets updated rately, but... Together with industry collaborators and other members of CMU's Parallel Data Lab (PDL) and CMU's CyLab, my students and I are currently pursuing several topics of research:

  • Cloud computing and data-intensive computing, and especially their intersection.
  • Self-* Storage Systems, which automate and simplify storage administration in clusters of self-configuring, self-organizing, self-tuning, self-healing, self-managing, etc. storage servers.
  • Survivable distributed storage (PASIS) that provide data availability and security even after some successful breakins.

Other recent projects include:


Teaching

    Currently on a cycle primarily consisting of 15-213/18-243 in Fall semesters and 15-746/18-746 in Spring semesters.

    In Spring 2001, Dave Nagle and I created a new storage systems course (18-546). It has, of course, evolved over the years. We continue to teach it annually, now as 15-746/18-746.

    In Fall 2000, I was drafted at the last minute to teach 15-712 (graduate OS and Distributed Systems). It was a lot of fun, and I taught it again in Fall 2001 and Fall 2002.


Brief Bio (in reverse order)

    In addition to research and teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Jenny, playing various sports (basketball, in particular), and occasionally sleeping. Of course, with the arrivals of Tim and Will, all of that became irrelevant.

    I spent 8/95 thru 11/97 as a postdoc in Frans Kaashoek's research group (PDOS) at the MIT Lab for Computer Science. During that time, I participated in the design and development of the exokernel operating system. I also pursued (with others, of course) a number of specific projects, most of which are mentioned above.

    In a previous life (i.e., prior to August 1995), I was a graduate student in Yale Patt's research group in the University of Michigan's Advanced Computer Architecture Lab . Although the group's main focus is on compilation for and implementation of high-performance processors, my research was focused on file systems and storage subsystem architecture.

    I earned all of my collegiate degrees (B.S., 1991, M.S., 1993, Ph.D., 1995) from the University of Michigan. I grew up in Michigan (Troy, post-1980) and Northern Ohio (Sylvania, pre-1980).




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