Dr. Andy Wang received his Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from UCLA in 2003 and 1998, and his B.S. from UC Berkeley in 1995. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University as an Assistant Professor in 2003. His research interests include file systems, optimistic peer replication, performance evaluation, ad hoc network routing, operating systems, and distributed systems.
Dr. Wang’s research interest is constructing simple and coherent system solutions that attain multiple conflicting goals. Because the systems field constantly sprouts new research domains with independent evolutions, it is crucial to develop solutions that resolve incompatible assumptions and requirements among multiple domains. His recent work, the Conquest file system, illustrates how performance improvement does not preclude system simplicity. His continuing work, Conquest-2, aims to conserve energy while improving performance at the same time. Andy is also the inventor of electric-field-based multipath routing for mobile ad hoc networks, which demonstrates how large-scale distributed coordination can be achieved without communication and maintaining states. Previously, Wang was involved in analyzing the performance of optimistic peer replication through his parallel simulation framework.
- “Multipath Routing for Ad Hoc Networks,” Mobile and Wireless Internet: Protocols, Algorithms, and Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, July 2003.
- “The Effects of Memory-Rich Environments on File System Microbenchmarks,” Proceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Montreal, July 2003.
- “Understanding the Behavior of the Conflict-Rate Metric in Optimistic Peer Replication,” Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Workshop on Mobility in Databases and Distributed Systems, Aix-en-Provence, France, September 2002.
- “Conquest: Better Performance Through a Disk/Persistent-RAM Hybrid File System,” Proceedings of the 2002 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Monterey, June 2002.