Carlos Maltzahn


Carlos Maltzahn is an Adjunct Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, Director of the UCSC Systems Research Lab, Founder and Director of the Center for Research in Open Source Software, Director and PI of the UCSC/Los Alamos Institute for Scalable Scientific Data Management, and co-PI of the Petascale Data Storage Institute, all at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Carlos Maltzahn’s current research interests include programmable file systems, scalable data and metadata management, storage QoS, data management games, network intermediaries, information retrieval, and cooperation dynamics.

Carlos Maltzahn joined UC Santa Cruz in December 2004 after five years at Network Appliance. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999, his M.S. in Computer Science in 1997, and his Univ. Diplom Informatik from the University of Passau, Germany in 1991.

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Current Ph.D. Students:

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  2. BulletIvo Jimenez

  3. BulletMichael Sevilla

  4. BulletNoah M. Watkins

Graduated Ph.D. Students:

  1. BulletAlexander Ames (2011)

  2. BulletJoe Buck (2014)

  3. BulletAdam Crume (2015)

  4. BulletAndrew Shewmaker (2016)

  5. BulletDimitrios Skourtis (2014)


Baskin Engineering 2,

Room 369 (directions)

Hours: Thursdays, 3-5pm

Phone: +1 (831) 459-1627

Email: carlosm at

Public key: 1430E52A


Computer Science Dept.

University of California


1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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