Michail Flouris, PhD.
Researcher in Computer Systems.
Welcome to my personal page!
I’m a researcher in Computer Science (PhD in Systems) with 10+ years of experience in engineering high-performance systems. I’m also a hacker with a curious mind, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for technology and science. I care a lot about the design of a sustainable environment for a future society with less inequality and more happiness.
My contributions in the area of computer systems include 25+ peer-reviewed publications in conferences, journals and books, as well as strong participation in several research projects, conferences and dozens of paper reviews for major conferences and journals.
Since early 2012, I’m working as a Core Engineer in the Storage Platform Group of OnApp, a UK-based company developing cloud software for hosts. My job involves engineering storage software components in the Linux kernel, as well as buidling and testing user-space distributed I/O stacks (block and file layers).
In parallel, I’m also working as a Researcher in the same group. We are currently involved in research for emerging, power-efficient micro-server architectures (as part of the Euroserver FP7-funded R&D project), focusing more specifically on the topics of (i) scalable network and storage I/O, and (ii) energy-driven resource management in cloud architectures.
- Ph.D.: Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada.
- M.Sc. & B.Sc.: Computer Science & Mathematics, University of Crete, Greece.
My research interests lie in the wider areas of computer systems, scalable data storage, parallel/distributed/cloud computing, high-performance networks, embedded systems, computer architecture, and web application performance.
My recent research activities are focused on performance, scalability, reliability and management issues in direct-attached and distributed storage systems. The topic of my Ph.D. thesis is “Extensible Networked-Storage Virtualization with Metadata Management at the Block Level”. Past research experience in the areas of Grid computing, Distributed systems, Security, Web Caching and Network RAM.
I currently live in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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