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Rich Wolski

Computer Science Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

My origins, like those of most people born in North America during this century, are ambiguous and questionable. I am currently a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara which is, of course, located in Goleta California for all intents and purposes that do not involve the U.S. Mail. My past is checkered (it used to be plaid, but I've been politely informed that a past can only be so retro). Formerly, I enjoyed the hospitable climes offered by the Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee. I've also done time as research faculty member in the U.C. San Diego CS&E Department where I researched CS and a little E (every now and then) in a decidedly pedagogical manner. My research interests include, but are not limited to, Cloud Computing, performance oriented distributed computing, parallel and distributed systems, and the endless metaphysical search for the perfect coffee cup.

This quarter we will be enjoying CS270: Operating Systems for Graduate Education, Fun, and Profit as a matter of pedagogical endeavor.
Researchwise, my most recent endeavors include For enriching insights into their often obscure purposes, please see my publications page (that is now up-to-date despite a long hiatus in its up-to-dateness) where a copy of my vita can also be found.
Fax: 805-893-8553