Advanced Technology Group
in the Corporate Strategy Office

Keith Smith, Member of Technical Staff

Smith, Keith


Full Bio Description:

Keith joined NetApp’s Advanced Technology Group in 2006. His work at NetApp has focused on novel storage and file system architectures. Keith is currently investigating cost efficient, disk-based storage systems for cold data.

Prior to joining NetApp, Keith was employed by Sun Microsystems and VenturCom. At these companies he worked on projects that included data storage for regulatory compliance, block-level storage virtualization, and real-time UNIX® operating systems.

In 2001, Keith received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Harvard University, supervised by Professor Margo Seltzer. His dissertation was on workload-specific file system benchmarks. At Harvard, Keith was also part of the team that designed and implemented VINO, an extensible operating system. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. He was a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard in 2002.

When he’s not wrangling bits, Keith enjoys baking bread, solving crossword puzzles, researching his family history, listening to music (jazz, opera, and flamenco), and reading.

Professional Activities

  • Member of USENIX Association
  • Member of Steering Committee for the USENIX File and Storage Technology (FAST) conference
  • Member ACM

Research Interests

  • File Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems