Angela Demke Brown is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. She received her MSc from the University of Toronto and her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, where her thesis work on compiler-based memory management for out-of-core applications received the Carnegie Mellon Doctoral Dissertation Award and was nominated for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Her research interests span operating systems, file systems, databases, and programming language runtimes with a focus on the performance and reliability of memory and storage management. Her work has received Best Paper awards at USENIX OSDI, USENIX FAST, and IEEE IPDPS. Dr. Brown was an IBM Faculty Fellow and Visiting Scientist from 2004 to 2007; in 2005 her research group received the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies “Team of the Year” award. She has previously held a NetApp Faculty Fellowship and was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research UK in 2015-16. She has served as Program co-Chair for OSDI, FAST and HotStorage, as well serving on the USENIX Board of Directors, and as an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Computer Systems. She is a member of ACM and USENIX.
Peter Pietzuch is a Professor of Distributed Systems at Imperial College London, where he leads the Large-scale Data & Systems (LSDS) group (https://lsds.doc.ic.ac.uk). His research work focuses on the design and engineering of scalable, reliable and secure data-intensive software systems, with a particular interest in performance, data management and security issues. In addition, he is the Director of Research in the Department of Computing and a Co-Director for Imperial’s I-X initiative on AI, data and digital (https://ix.imperial.ac.uk). Recently, he has served as the Chair of the ACM SIGOPS European Chapter (EuroSys) and the Programme Committee Chair for ICDCS 2018. Before joining Imperial College London, he was a post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard University. He holds PhD and MA degrees from the University of Cambridge.