There are five essential elements to life: food, water, shelter, sex and
not being told what to do.
—Richard L. Garwin
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
—Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting
Dr. Darrell D. E. Long is Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He holds the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair of Storage Systems Research and is Director of the Storage Systems Research Center. He has authored highly cited research papers on web caching, distributed file systems, power-aware hard disk management in mobile computing, and low-bandwidth multicast techniques for video on demand, among other topics.
He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation advisor was Jehan-François Pâris. While in graduate school and before joining the University of California, Santa Cruz, he was a lecturer in Mathematics at San Diego State University and taught at the University of California, San Diego.
In 2006 he was elevated to Fellow of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) "for contributions to
storage systems architecture and performance".
In 2008 he was inducted a
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
He has held visiting faculty positions at the Université Paris—Dauphine (Paris IX), the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, the Université Paris—Descartes (Paris V), the University of Technology, Sydney, the Center for Communications Research, the United States Naval Postgraduate School and is Professor ad Honorem de la Universidad Católica del Uruguay. He is an Associate Member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
He has broad research interests in many areas of mathematics and science, and in the area of computer science include data storage systems, operating systems, distributed computing, reliability & fault tolerance, and computer security. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy (Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration), Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, NASA, the Office of Naval Research, and a number of industrial sponsors that include IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Symantec, LSI Logic, Samsung, Exablox, Toshiba, Scality, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Broadcom, eBay, Pure Storage, Toshiba, Avago, Exablox, Huawei, Intel, Sandisk, Seagate, SK Hynix, Veritas and Data Domain.
He served as the Vice Chair and then Chair of the University of California Committee on Research Policy. He has served on the University of California President's Council on the National Laboratories, and on the Science & Technology, National Security and Intelligence committees for those laboratories. He recently served on the University of California Academic Council Special Committee on Laboratory Issues (ACSCOLI). He served for a number of years on the National Research Council's Standing Committee on Technology Insight-Gauge, Evaluate and Review (TIGER), on the Committee on Defense Intelligence Agency Technology Forecasts and Reviews and on the National Research Council's Committee on Science and Technology for Defense Warning. He currently serves on the Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group (ISTEG) for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.