Niel Lebeck

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About Me

I am a Ph.D. student advised by Irene Zhang, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Hank Levy in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I received my B.S. in Computer Science in 2014 from Duke University, where I was advised by Pankaj K. Agarwal and Thomas Mølhave.


My research interests are in operating systems and distributed systems. My projects include Hercules, a distributed storage system for real-time interactive apps, and Marvin, an improved memory manager for Android that performs swapping in the Java runtime. I started in the systems lab working on Diamond, a wide-area distributed data management system.

Before joining the Systems Lab at UW, I worked in robotics, geographic information systems (GIS), and computational biology.