Randy H. Katz
Professor, Associate Chair
He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1983, where, since 1996, he has been the United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published over 250 refereed technical papers, book chapters, and books. His textbook,
Contemporary Logic Design, has sold over 85,000 copies, and has been used at over 200 colleges and universities. A second edition, co-written with Gaetano Borriello, was published in 2005.
He has supervised 43 M.S. theses and 31 Ph.D. dissertations (including one ACM Dissertation Award winner and eight women), and leads a research team of over ten graduate students, technical staff, and academic visitors. His recognitions include thirteen best paper awards (including one "test of time" paper award and one selected for a 50 year retrospective on IEEE Communications publications), three best presentation awards, the Outstanding Alumni Award of the UCB Computer Science Division, the CRA Outstanding Service Award, the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Decoration, the IEEE Reynolds Johnson Information Storage Award, the ASEE Frederic E. Terman Award, and the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. In the late 1980s, with colleagues at Berkeley, he developed Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), a $25 billion per year industry sector. While on leave for government service in 1993-1994, he established whitehouse.gov and connected the White House to the Internet.
- K. Shankari, M. Yin, D. E. Culler, and R. H. Katz, "E-Mission: Automated transportation emission calculation using smartphones," in Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), WiP track, 2015.
- A. Rabkin and R. H. Katz, "Chukwa: A System for Reliable Large-Scale Log Collection," in 24th Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA '10), USENIX, 2010.
- Y. Chen, A. S. Ganapathi, and R. H. Katz, "To Compress or Not To Compress - Compute vs. IO tradeoffs for MapReduce Energy Efficiency," EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, Tech. Rep. UCB/EECS-2010-36, March 2010.
- H. Balakrishnan, S. Seshan, E. Amir, and R. H. Katz, "Best Paper Award: Improving TCP/IP performance over wireless networks," in Proc. ACM 1st Annual Intl. Conf. on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM '95), New York, NY: The Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1995, pp. 2-11.
- R. H. Katz, Contemporary Logic Design, Redwood City, CA: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co., 1994.
- R. H. Katz, "Adaptation and mobility in wireless information systems," IEEE Personal Communications Magazine, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 6-17, Jan. 1994.
- M. Stonebraker, R. H. Katz, D. A. Patterson, and J. Ousterhout, "The design of XPRS," in Proc. 14th Intl. Conf. on Very Large Data Bases, F. Bancilhon and D. J. DeWitt, Eds., San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., 1988, pp. 318-330.
- D. A. Patterson, G. Gibson, and R. H. Katz, "A case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) (ACM SIGMOD 1998 Test of Time Award)," in Proc. 1988 ACM SIGMOD Intl. Conf. on Management of Data (SIGMOD '88), H. Boral and P. Larson, Eds., New York, NY: The Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1988, pp. 109-116.