Dean Hildebrand  Dean Hildebrand photo       

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Principal Research Staff Member, Cloud Storage Software
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM HPDC  |  IEEE   |  IEEE Computer Society  |  The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)  |  USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association


Dean Hildebrand is a Principal Research Staff Member, Master Inventor, and member of the IBM Academy of Technology.  He is part of the Cloud Storage Software Research group at the IBM Almaden Research Center and a recognized expert in the field of scalable file systems and object stores. He has authored numerous scientific publications, created over 30 patents, and chaired and sat on the program committee of numerous conferences, including FAST, SC, HPDC, MSST, and MASCOTS. 

Dr. Hildebrand pioneered pNFS and the primary author on the first paper to demonstrate the feasibility of providing standard and scalable access to any parallel file system. 

Dean holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. The title of his dissertation is,"Distributed Access to Parallel File Systems". He also has a B.Sc. (Honours) from the University of British Columbia.

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? -Charles M. Schulz