Carlos Maltzahn retired from UC Santa Cruz on December 15, 2023. He was the founder and director of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) and the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) UC Santa Cruz. He 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 Weilโ€™s Ceph project. In 2008 Carlos became a member of the computer science faculty at UC Santa Cruz and has graduated ten 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 nonprofits, government, and industry, including DOE ASCR DE-AC52-07NA27344 (subcontract B661322 under master agreement B654505, subcontractor of Lawrence Livermore National Lab), DOE HEP DE-SC0023527, NSF TI-2229773, NSF OAC-2226407, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation G-2021-16957, DOE ASCR DE-NA0003525 (FWP 20-023266, subcontractor of Sandia National Labs), NSF OAC-1836650, NSF CNS-1764102, NSF CNS-1705021, DOE ASCR DE-SC0016074, NSF OAC-1450488, and CROSS

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