DATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
TIME: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (distinguished donuts served at 4:10 pm)
PLACE: Rashid Auditorium - GHC 4401

SPEAKER: Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure

TITLE: Configurable Clouds and a New Era of Soft Microarchitecture


Mark Russinovich is CTO of Microsoft Azure. He was a co-founder of software producers Winternals before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2006.

Russinovich earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989 and Master of Science degree in computer engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He later returned to Carnegie Mellon, where he received a Ph.D. in computer engineering on Application-transparent fault management in 1994, under the supervision of Zary Segall.

From 1994 through early 1996 he was a research associate with the University of Oregon's computer science department and then joined NuMega Technologies as a developer, working on performance monitoring software for Window NT. In 1996, he and Bryce Cogswell cofounded Winternals Software, where Russinovich served as Chief Software Architect, and the web site, where Russinovich wrote and published dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities including Autoruns, Filemon, Regmon, Process Explorer, TCPView, and RootkitRevealer among many others.

In 1997 he worked as a consulting associate at OSR Open Systems Resources, Inc. and then joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center as a research staff member, researching operating system support for Web server acceleration and serving as an operating systems expert. Russinovich joined Microsoft in 2006, when it acquired Winternals Software.

In his role as an author, he is a regular contributor to TechNet Magazine and Windows IT Pro magazine (previously called Windows NT Magazine) on the subject of the Architecture of Windows 2000 and was co-author of Inside Windows 2000 (third edition). Russinovich is the author of many tools used by Windows NT and Windows 2000 kernel-mode programmers, and of the NTFS file system driver for DOS.

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