Joseph Pasquale

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Joseph Pasquale's research interests are in operating systems, distributed systems and networks, broadly focusing on performance, reliability and security of Internet-scale systems with highly decentralized control. He is a professor of computer science and holder of the J. Robert Beyster Chair in Engineering at UCSD, where he has been on the faculty since 1987. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and S.B. and S.M. degrees from MIT. He has published over 120 refereed articles and technical reports in the areas of operating systems and networks, with several award papers. During 1991-94, Pasquale led a team of researchers to architect and build the Sequoia 2000 Network, a wide-area high-speed multimedia network connecting five University of California campuses. He also led the CSE Department's UCSD ActiveWeb project in 1998-2005, and the FWGrid project in 2008-2011, both large-scale NSF-funded projects investigating cloud computing architectures. Pasquale is a recipient of UCSD Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award in Undergraduate Teaching, the UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, Faculty Awards from IBM, NCR, and TRW, and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He was a member of the select IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group, and has served on numerous ACM and IEEE technical program conference committees, including those for SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, ICDCS, INFOCOM, Multimedia, NOSSDAV, CSCW, and ISADS.