Photo of Ethan Miller Computer Science and Engineering Department
Baskin School of Engineering
University of California
1156 High Street, MS SOE3
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
 
Admin: Cynthia McCarley
E-mail: elm «at» ucsc·edu
GTalk: elm®ucsc·edu
Office: +1 (831) 459-1222
Cell: +1 (831) 295-8432
FAX: +1 (831) 459-1041
All of my contact info is in this vCard.
   
Office: 337A Engineering 2
Hours: On leave for 2021–22 academic year

I am on leave for the 2021–22 academic year, so I won't have regular office hours. Responses to email may be delayed—I may only be reading email 1–2 times per week. Please contact my admin (Cynthia McCarley) for urgent matters, including setting up a meeting.

I'm the Director Emeritus of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS) and the Associate Director of the Storage Systems Research Center here at UC Santa Cruz, where I explore issues in file and storage systems and, more generally, distributed systems and operating systems. My current projects include file systems for next-generation storage technologies, archival storage systems, file system security, scalable file system indexing, and exascale storage systems. I'm also interested in storage system benchmarks, algorithms to more efficiently manage storage, and information retrieval from very large text and multimedia corpora as well as other problems in computer systems and security.

I was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2013, and an IEEE Fellow in 2014. My Erdös number is 3.

I plan to retire from active service at UC Santa Cruz after the end of the Fall 2022 term—please read this blog post for details. I will become an emeritus faculty member at that time, so I won't have regular teaching duties or service duties. My plan is to continue my research collaborations with colleagues, including those in the Storage Systems Research Center. I will be graduating most of my Ph.D. students by the end of 2022, and don't plan to take on any new students as a primary advisor. However, I will consider co-advising students who want to study in specific research areas: secure file systems and data storage, and operating systems for non-volatile memories. If you have an interest in either of these areas and an outstanding strong background in computer systems, I'd be happy to consider advising you in a Ph.D. in those areas.

Contacting me

The best way to contact me is via e-mail (see address above). However, I only read email once or twice per day, so if you need a fast response to a short message, please use instant messaging. Voicemail messages aren't a good way to reach me, since I rarely check voicemail. If you want to meet me in person or arrange a phone call outside of office hours, please contact our group's admin, Cynthia McCarley, to set up a meeting time.