History (Unix, Linux, Internet)
Peter Salus, Matrix.net
Peter H. Salus, Chief Knowledge Officer at Matrix.Net, is the
author of A Quarter Century of UNIX and Casting the Net. He has
conducted `The Bookworm' in ;login: for over a decade.
Embedded Databases, Operating Systems, Algorithms
Keith Bostic, Sleepycat Software
Keith Bostic was a member of the Berkeley Computer Systems Research
Group, where he was the architect of the 2.10BSD release and a
principal developer of the 4.4BSD and related releases. He co-designed
and implemented the 4.4BSD log-structured file system and the
Berkeley DB database library, and is the author of the widely used
vi implementation, nvi. He is currently vice-president of engineering
at Sleepycat Software.
Legacy Systems/Big Data
Andrew Hume, AT&T Research
Bill Cheswick, Lumeta
Ching-Ping Lin, Fat Mice Technologies
Ching-Ping is a former DBA at amazon.com. She is now a principle in an independent consulting company, Fat Mice Technologies.
Greg Rose, QUALCOMM, Inc.
Greg Rose is a Principal Engineer for QUALCOMM International, based
in Australia, where he works on cryptographic security and
authentication for third-generation mobile phones and other
technologies. He holds a number of patents for cryptographic methods
and has successfully cryptanalyzed widely deployed ciphers.
Security in Hardware/Electronics Design
Kingpin, Research Scientist, @Stake
Kingpin brings extensive electrical engineering and security
expertise to the @stake research and development team. His pioneering
hardware research, specifically with authentication tokens and
portable devices, has produced security advisories, tools, and
papers that have led to vendor updates and user awareness. Kingpin
has been published in various academic and industry journals. Prior
to joining @stake, Kingpin was an engineer with the L0pht.
Firewall Design for the Paranoid
Hobbit, Research Scientist, @Stake
Hobbit espouses a straightforward, no-frills approach to infrastructure
design and risk mitigation, which he has brought into environments spanning
small home networks to large ASPs. He currently develops methodologies and
tools for secure, scalable network and host deployment. He is perhaps best
known as the author of Netcat, a useful tool that has found its way into
many open-source operating system distributions.
Network Measurement, Protocols
Vern Paxson, ACIRI / LBNL
Vern Paxson is a senior scientist with the AT&T Center for
Internet Research at the International Computer Science Institute
in Berkeley, and a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory. His research focusses on Internet measurement and
network intrusion detection. He serves on the editorial board of
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and has been active in the
IETF, chairing working groups on performance metrics, TCP
implementation, and endpoint congestion management, as well as
serving on the IESG as an area director for Transport.
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Margo I. Seltzer is a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard
University. Her research interests include file systems, databases,
and transaction processing systems. She is the author of several
widely-used software packages including database and transaction
libraries and the 4.4BSD log-structured file system. Dr. Seltzer
spent several years working at startup companies designing and
implementing file systems and transaction processing software and
designing microprocessors. She is a Sloan Foundation Fellow in
Computer Science, a Bunting Fellow, and was the recipient of the
1996 Radcliffe Junior Faculty Fellowship, the University of California
Microelectronics Scholarship. She is recognized as an outstanding
teacher and won the Phi Beta Kappa teaching award in 1996 and the
Abrahmson Teaching Award in 1999. Dr. Seltzer received an A.B.
degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard/Radcliffe College in
1983 and a Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of
California, Berkeley, in 1992.