I was a member of the Computing Systems Research Department in the Computing Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs. After I was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, my attention turned to the problems faced by those with cancer, and especially those with cancers that are not heavily researched.
My research interests were in the performance of computer systems and I/O,
especially systems that use disk storage. My work was aimed at using detailed
knowledge of the storage system to improve the overall performance of the
entire system. Some of my more recent work included storage
searching, storage of XML data, and file system performance. I have also
worked on payment schemes, random
bit generation, task scheduling for tape-resident data, analytic models of
disks, parallel file systems, and algorithms for parallel I/O.