Alumnus Bill Bolosky Receives USENIX Test of Time Award

May 30, 2023

The 2023 USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST) has conferred its Test of Time award to Dutch Meyer and Bill Bolosky for their paper “A Study of Practical Deduplication,” originally published at FAST in 2011 and updated for ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) in 2012.  

Bill received his PhD from URCS in 1993, and has spent most of his career at Microsoft Research.  The winning paper reported detailed content statistics on the workstation file systems of over 800 Microsoft engineers, and is a seminal work in file system optimization.  It has been cited over 600 times.