Peter Desnoyers is an Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, which he joined in 2008. He is one of the founders of the Massachusetts Open Cloud, a multi-institutional collaboration to develop new models for cloud computing, and serves on the steering committee. His research is focused on storage issues in operating systems, in particular, the integration of emerging storage technologies such as flash and SMR disk into existing software infrastructures.
Professor Desnoyers is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the UMass Boston Department of Computer Science and a past visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has chaired the IEEE Symposium on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST ’15) and the ACM Workshop on Interactions of NVM/Flash with Operating Systems and Workloads (INFLOW ’15), is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, and has served on the program committees and editorial boards of major computer science conferences and journals.
Professor Desnoyers received his PhD in Computer Science in 2007 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, under Professor Prashant Shenoy. Prior to his doctorate, he had a fifteen-year engineering career at large companies such as Apple and Motorola and smaller ten-person startups. Professor Desnoyers received his BS and MS degrees from MIT in 1988.