Richard L. Sites
Dick Sites most recently was a Visiting Professor teaching a graduate course on Datacenter Software at the National University of Singapore.
Before that he was a Senior Staff Engineer at Google for 12 years. He previously worked at Adobe Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Burroughs, and IBM. His accomplishments include co-architecting the DEC Alpha computers and building various computer performance monitoring and tracing tools at the above companies. He also taught Computer Science for four years at UC/San Diego in the 1970s. His work at Google has included understanding CPU disk and network performance anomalies, disk and network hardware design, web-page language detection, and downloadable Google Translate dictionaries. Dr. Sites holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from Stanford and a BS degree in Mathematics from MIT. He also attended the Master's program in Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill 1969-70. He holds 38 patents and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.