Malte Schwarzkopf
Office G980,
32 Vassar Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139

I am a postdoc in the PDOS group at MIT CSAIL. I'm interested in distributed systems, especially for datacenters; operating systems; and systems security.

Before joining MIT, I spent several enjoyable years doing my PhD in the NetOS group at the Computer Laboratory in the other Cambridge.

You can find me on Twitter and GitHub as @ms705. My wife, Julia Netter, is a political philosopher.

I'm on the academic job market in 2018/2019.
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I build distributed systems around new abstractions, reducing their complexity and increasing their performance.

Publications [full list]

My PhD dissertation looks at operating systems for datacenter environments, and at new approaches to cluster scheduling for datacenters.

For more, including workshop and journal papers, see the full publication list or Google Scholar.


In Spring 2018, I co-taught 6.824: Distributed Systems Engineering with Robert Morris.