Noah Watkins

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375 Engineering 2
Baskin School of Engineering
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Email: jayhawk@cs.ucsc.edu

About

I'm an almost-done computer science Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Cruz. My thesis explores the programmability of storage systems, which is related to the topic of co-design between storage and applications, and focuses on the reusability of low-level storage system services and building application-specific interfaces. I generally have research interests in systems (operating systems, storage, and data processing), but find that my attention is frequently pulled towards language design and I think there is a lot of interesting work in this area when coupled with system design and code generation. Over time I've learned that even when a system looks like its been completely explored, the simple act of trying to build it reveals a mountain of interesting topics.

Contact

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Phone: +1 (785) 393-3644
Email: jayhawk@soe.ucsc.edu

Publications

  • Noah Watkins, Michael A. Sevilla, Ivo Jimenez, Kathryn Dahlgren, Peter Alvaro, Shel Finkelstein, and Carlos Maltzahn, “DeclStore: Layering is for the Faint of Heart”, HotStorage ’17

  • Michael A. Sevilla, Noah Watkins, Ivo Jimenez, Peter Alvaro, Shel Finkelstein, Jeff LeFevre, and Carlos Maltzahn, “Malacology: A Programmable Storage System”, EuroSys ’17

  • Adam Manzanares, Noah Watkins, Cyril Guyot, Damien LeMoal, Carlos Maltzahn, and Zvonimr Bandic, “ZEA, A Data Management Approach for SMR”, HotStorage ’16

  • Ivo Jimenez, Michael A. Sevilla, Noah Watkins, Carlos Maltzahn, Jay Lofstead, Kathryn Mohror, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, and Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Managing Scientific Experiments Like Software”, ;login ’16

  • Michael A. Sevilla, Noah Watkins, Carlos Maltzahn, Ike Nassi, Scott A. Brandt, Sage A. Weil, Greg Farnum, and Sam Fineberg, “Mantle: A Programmable Metadata Load Balancer for the Ceph File System”, SC ’15

  • Dimitris Skourtis, Dimitris Achlioptas, Noah Watkins, Carlos Maltzahn, and Scott Brandt, “Erasure Coding & Read/Write Separation in Flash Storage”, INFLOW ’14

  • Dimitris Skourtis, Dimitris Achlioptas, Noah Watkins, Carlos Maltzahn, and Scott Brandt, “Flash on Rails: Consistent Flash Performance through Redundancy”, USENIX ’14