MARGO I. SELTZER
is the Herchel Smith Professor of Computer
Science and a Harvard College Professor in the Harvard's
School of Engineering
and Applied Sciences.
She 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.
She is the author of several widely-used software packages including
database and transaction libraries and the 4.4BSD log-structured file
was a founder and CTO of
Sleepycat Software, the makers
of Berkeley DB and is now an Architect for Oracle Corporation.
Before pursuing an academic career,
professor Seltzer spent several years working at startup companies designing
and implementing file systems and transaction processing software and
She is a Sloan Foundation Fellow in Computer Science, a Bunting Fellow, and
was the recipient of the 1996 Radcliffe Junior Faculty Fellowship,
and 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.
Professor Seltzer's research focuses on how to make computer
systems better for users.
Better can mean faster, more reliable, or easier to use. It can
also mean that the pieces of a system, its storage, operating system
and applications, work together more gracefully.
Her research activities range from designing and building new storage systems
to building new operating sytems (e.g., VINO) to developing
systems for collecting and tracking provenance of digital data.
Professor Seltzer and her colleagues in systems form the
Systems Research Group at Harvard. For more detailed information on current projects and activities, consult
the SYRAH website.