Adam Leventhal '01
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at noon
Room 368 (CIT - 3rd floor)
In this talk, Adam will talk about his journey after graduating from Brown, the lessons learned along the way and how Brown helped prepare him what he's doing now. Please join us as we welcome him back to campus.
Adam Leventhal is the Chief Technical Officer at Delphix where he sets product strategy. In his years at Delphix, Adam has led engineering teams–while himself contributing code–focused on the Delphix filesystem and operating system, networking, and performance (all still areas of particular interest). Before joining Delphix, Adam was a founding member of the Fishworks group at Sun (now Oracle) that developed an innovative storage appliance built on ZFS, DTrace and other Solaris technologies. At Fishworks, Adam invented the Hybrid Storage Pool, integrating flash into the storage hierarchy, and was responsible for the company-wide flash memory strategy and roadmap. Adam began his career in the Solaris Kernel Group after graduating from Brown University, cum laude. In the kernel group, he was the co-inventor of DTrace, the dynamic tracing framework that has since been incorporated into Mac OS X and FreeBSD. For his work on DTrace, Adam was awarded Sun’s Chairman’s Award in 2005, top honors from the Wall Street Journal’s innovators award in 2006, and the USENIX STUG prize in 2008. Adam has been granted 14 patents with several pending. Adam received his Sc.B. in Computer Science from Brown University in 2001.
Host: Industrial Partners Program