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Steve Smaldone

smaldone [at] gmail.com

I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Dept. of Computer Science at Rutgers University, as a member of the Laboratory for Networked Systems and Security (DiscoLab) advised by Professor Liviu Iftode. While at Rutgers, my research focus was on systems research in the areas of pervasive computing and computer vision. More specifically, I explored how to relate advances in operating systems and distributed systems research to the specific demands for performance, availability, security, and usability coming from real-world pervasive and computer vision-based applications. During this time, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor Ahmed Elgammal (Rutgers University), and Professor Vinod Ganapathy (Rutgers University). More recently, I have joined the Backup Recovery Systems - Advanced Development Group at EMC2, and my current research is in the area of file systems and storage with a specific focus on high-performance, deduplicating, data protection systems.

On a personal note, I am happily married to my wife, Marcy, with whom I have had the opportunity to travel to many excellent places, both inside and outside the US. Together, with our rambunctious boxer, we continue to have many interesting and fun adventures.

Awards:
Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2009-2010) - Rutgers University

Selected Publications:
Efficiently Storing Virtual Machine Backups - HotStorage 2013
Optimizing Storage Performance for VM-Based Mobile Computing - ACM TOCS (May 2013)
Characteristics of Backup Workloads in Production Systems - FAST 2012
The Cyber-Physical Bike: A Step Towards Safer Green Transportation - HotMobile 2011

Teaching:
Fall 2013 - 16:198:519 - Operating Systems Theory (Grad.) - Rutgers University, Dept. of Comp. Sci.

Professional Service:
Second International Workshop on Social Network Systems (SNS 2009) - PC Member

I have failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my life. I love my wife. And I wish you my kind of success.
- The [Late] Great Dicky Fox from the movie Jerry McGuire