Advanced Technology Group
in the Corporate Strategy Office

Chris Dragga, Member of Technical Staff

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Full Bio Description:

After having spent three months as intern, Chris Dragga joined NetApp ATG in September 2013.  Prior to this, he spent three years at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his master’s degree.  While there, he specialized in operating systems with a focus on storage, under his advisors Remzi and Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau.  Previous work experience includes a summer internship with Google in 2011 and two years as a software developer at SPS Commerce in Minneapolis prior to graduate school.

He currently lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and cats.

Professional Activities

  • Member, ACM

Research Interests

  • Storage
  • File systems
  • Big data
  • Cloud and distributed systems
  • Operating systems

Publications

  • Yupu Zhang, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci Dusseau. “ViewBox: Integrating Local File Systems with Cloud Storage Services.” 12th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2014). Santa Clara, California, February 2014.
  • Yupu Zhang, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau. *-Box: Towards Reliability and Consistency in Dropbox-like File Synchronization Services. Fifth USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage 2013). San Jose, California, June 2013.
  • Ao Ma, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Marshal Kirk McKusick. Ffsck: The Fast File System Checker. ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS). New York, New York, January 2014.
  • Ao Ma, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau. ffsck: The Fast File System Checker. 11th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2013). San Jose, Californa, February 2013.
  • Aaron Gember, Chris Dragga, and Aditya Akella. ECOS: Leveraging Software-Defined Networks to Support Mobile Application Offloading. ACM/IEEE Eighth Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS 2012).  Austin, Texas, October 2012.
  • Tyler Harter, Chris Dragga, Michael Vaughn, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau. A File is Not a File: Understanding the I/O Behavior of Apple Desktop Applications. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS).  New York, New York, August 2012.
  • Aaron Gember, Chris Dragga, and Aditya Akella. ECOS: Practical Mobile Application Offloading for Enterprises. Second USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Management of Internet, Cloud, and Enterprise Networks and Services (Hot-ICE 2012).  San Jose, California, April 2012.
  • Tyler Harter, Chris Dragga, Michael Vaughn, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau. A File is Not a File: Understanding the I/O Behavior of Apple Desktop Applications. 23rd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2011).  Cascais, Portugal, October 2011.  Winner, best paper.