Introduction

Dr. Carlos Maltzahn is the founder and director of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS). Dr. Maltzahn also co-founded the Systems Research Lab, known for its cutting-edge work on programmable storage systems, big data storage & processing, scalable data management, distributed system performance management, and practical reproducible evaluation of computer systems. Carlos joined UC Santa Cruz in 2004, after five years at Netapp working on network-intermediaries and storage systems. In 2005 he co-founded and became a key mentor on Sage Weil’s Ceph project. In 2008 Carlos became a member of the computer science faculty at UC Santa Cruz and has graduated nine Ph.D. students since. Carlos graduated with a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder.

His work is funded by government and industry, including NSF OAC-1836650, NSF CNS-1764102, NSF CNS-1705021, DOE ASCR DE-SC0016074, NSF OAC-1450488, and CROSS

For more details, you can read his vitae.

Recent News

CROSS Workshop on Practical Reproducibility in Systems

Join Ivo Jimenez (UCSC), Marios Kogias (EPFL), Alexandru Uta (Leiden University) discussing aspects of practical reproducibility.

New web site!

I'm retiring my old website because I won't be able to use iWeb any longer and there are now really nice, open source frameworks …

Paper accepted at NSDI ’20

Our paper (arxiv) led by Alexandru Uta at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam was accepted at NSDI ’20. The final version of the paper is …

15th GSoC Mentor Summit in Munich

In the second year of CROSS being a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code, we received Google funding for 4 summer students. …

2019 CROSS Research Symposium

The 4th Annual CROSS Research Symposium is taking place today and tomorrow with three keynote speakers, Daniela Barbosa, Joseph Jacks, …

Research

Google Scholar: by year, by citations

For a current list of tech reports, go to the Technical Reports of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, click on SEARCH, type in “Carlos Maltzahn” for Keywords and hit Submit. Make sure to also check our Publications.

Declarative Programmable Storage

Making programmable storage manageable.

Eusocial Storage Devices

Making storage devices act collectively.

Programmable Storage Systems

Making storage abstractions scale over heterogeneous storage media.

Reproducible Evaluation of Systems

Making delivery of systems research more efficient.

Big Weather Web

Making a community infrastructure for reproducible numerical weather prediction.

Scalable Storage System Simulation

Making storage system models.

Research Statement (2009)

Making Associate Adjunct in 2010.

Teaching

Person Lecturing

Spring’19: CMPS 229 (Storage Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule, canvas)

Winter’19: CMPS 107 (Open Source Programming)
(overview, google classroom)

Spring’17: CMPS 229 (Storage Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule, google classroom)

Winter ’17: CMPS 107 (Open Source Programming)
(overview, google classroom)

Winter ’16: CMPS 107 (Open Source Programming)
(overview, google classroom)

Fall ’15: CMPS 232 (Distributed Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule)

Spring ’15: CMPS 232 (Distributed Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule)

Spring ’14: CMPS 229 (Storage Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule, speakers)

Winter ’13: CMPS 290S (Big Data Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule, speakers)

Fall ’12: CMPS 229 (Storage Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule, speakers)

Fall ’10: CMPS 290S (Coalescing Analysis & Storage)
(blog, overview, schedule, speakers)

Fall ’08: CMPS 290S (Active Storage)
(blog, overview, schedule, speakers)

Winter ’07: CMPS 229 (Storage Systems)
(blog, overview, schedule, speakers)

CMPS 280S: Systems Research Seminar

People

Meet the people working with Carlos Maltzahn at UC Santa Cruz. Our team works with other research groups at UC Santa Cruz, as well as other universities, national labs, and industry, within and outside the USA.

Principal Investigator

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Carlos Maltzahn

Adjunct Professor, Founder & Director of CROSS

Administration

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Lavinia Preston

Administrative Assistant

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Stephanie Lieggi

Assistant Director of CROSS

Faculty

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Ike Nassi

Adjunct Professor

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Jeff LeFevre

Assistant Adjunct Professor, CROSS Incubator Fellow

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Peter Alvaro

Assistant Professor

Researchers

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Ivo Jimenez

Assistant Research Computer Scientist, CROSS Incubator Fellow

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Kate Compton

Postdoc, CROSS Incubator Fellow

Current PhD Students

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Jianshen Liu

PhD Student, CROSS Research Fellow

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Saheed Adepoju

Phd Student

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Xiaowei (Aaron) Chu

PhD Student, CROSS Research Fellow

Current MS Students

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Saloni Rane

MS Student

Contact

Office

Baskin Engineering 2
Room 369 (directions)
Hours: By appointment (calendar)

Phone: +1 (831) 459-1627

Public key: 1430E52A

Campus Directory

  • carlosm@ucsc.edu
  • 1156 High St, MS:SOE3, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Enter Engineering 2 building, take the elevator to the third floor, walk to the north hallway (as you exit the elevators, turn left) and turn right/east and walk almost to the end of the hallway until you see 369 on the left (see also these directions).