David L. Black, Ph.D.
is a Senior Technologist at EMC Corporation, a member of the SNIA (Storage
Network Industry Association) Technical Council and the chair of a
number of IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) Working Groups, including
the IP Storage (ips) Working Group. In the latter role, he has overseen
standardization of block storage over IP protocols (e.g., iSCSI, FCIP,
iFCP). At EMC he contributes to technology and product strategy and
serves as a consulting engineer to product groups across the company.
Prior to EMC, Dr. Black performed operating systems research and development
at the Research Institute of the Open Software Foundation (OSF), later
part of The Open Group.
Dr. Black holds an
M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University
along with an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. He
is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.
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