Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

Dr. Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau is the Grace Wahba professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Computer Sciences Department at UW-Madison. He co-leads a research group with Professor Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau. Together, they have graduated 28 Ph.D. students and won numerous best-paper awards; many of their innovations are used by commercial systems. For their work, Andrea and Remzi received the 2018 ACM-SIGOPS Mark Weiser award for “outstanding leadership, innovation, and impact in storage and computer systems research”. Remzi was named a Fellow of the ACM for “contributions to storage and computer systems”, and a Fellow of the AAAS for “distinguished contributions to computer systems research and development of computing systems with concomitant devotion to computing education for everyone”. He has won the SACM Professor-of-the-Year award seven times, the Rosner “Excellent Educator” award, and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Andrea and Remzi’s operating systems book (“Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces”) is free to all, downloaded millions of times yearly, and used at hundreds of institutions worldwide.

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