Ellis Michael

Ellis Michael


I am a Ph.D. student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I work in the Systems Lab and am advised by Tom Anderson and Dan Ports. My interests lie in the theory and practice of distributed systems.

Before coming to UW, I attended the University of Texas at Austin, where I received bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Plan II Honors and was a member of the Dean's Scholars and Turing Scholars honors programs.


  • 01 Jul 2017

    Our paper on diskless distributed recovery has been selected to appear at DISC 2017.

  • 08 May 2017

    The source code for NOPaxos is now available.

  • 31 Mar 2017

    More recognition for NOPaxos. It was awarded the Best Poster Award at the Industry-Academia Partnership Cloud Workshop at UW.

  • 08 Dec 2016

    NOPaxos was featured on The Morning Paper blog, with a good write-up of the paper's main contributions.

  • 19 Oct 2016

    NOPaxos was recognized at UW CSE's annual industrial affiliates open house by Madrona Venture Group for its start-up potential. See the full post on CSE news.

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