William R. Marczak
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley
Electronic Mail: ude.yelekreb.sc@mrw [ GPG/PGP ]
Blog: Bill's Space
YouTube: YouTube Channel
My name is Bill Marczak, and I am a computer science Ph.D student at UC Berkeley.
My research interests include security, networking, distributed systems, and databases.
I'm currently working with Joe Hellerstein on the BOOM project.
I am also a founding member of Bahrain Watch, a
monitoring and advocacy group that seeks to promote effective,
accountable, and transparent governance in Bahrain through research and
I'm also collaborating with Boon Thau Loo and the NetDB group at the University of Pennsylvania on the
DS2 and A3 projects. Additionally, I collaborate with LogicBlox.
Logic and Lattices for Distributed Programming.
Neil Conway, William R. Marczak, Peter Alvaro, Joseph M. Hellerstein, David Maier.
Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC), Oct 2012
BloomUnit: Declarative Testing for Distributed Programs. [.pdf]
Peter Alvaro, Andrew Hutchinson, Neil Conway, William R. Marczak, Joseph M. Hellerstein.
International Workshop on Testing Database Systems (DBTest), 2012.
Confluence Analysis for Distributed Programs: A Model-Theoretic Approach. [.pdf]
William R. Marczak, Peter Alvaro, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Neil Conway.
Datalog 2.0 Workshop, Sep 2012.
Consistency Analysis in Bloom: a CALM and Collected Approach [.pdf]
Peter Alvaro, Neil Conway, Joseph M. Hellerstein, William R. Marczak.
Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), Jan 2011.
SecureBlox: Customizable Secure Distributed Data Processing. [.bib | .pdf | Abstract]
William R. Marczak, Shan Shan Huang, Martin Bravenboer, Micah Sherr, Boon Thau Loo, and Molham Aref.
ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), Jun 2010.
A3: An Extensible Platform for Application-Aware Anonymity. [.bib | .pdf | Abstract]
Micah Sherr, Andrew Mao, William R. Marczak, Wenchao Zhou, Boon Thau Loo, and Matt Blaze.
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), Mar 2010.
Dedalus: Datalog in Time and Space. [.bib | .pdf | Abstract]
Peter Alvaro, William R. Marczak, Neil Conway, Joseph M. Hellerstein, David Maier, and Russell C. Sears.
Technical Report UCB/EECS-2009-173, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley, Dec 2009.
Declarative Reconfigurable Trust Management. [.bib | .pdf | Abstract]
William R. Marczak, David Zook, Wenchao Zhou, Molham Aref, and Boon Thau Loo.
Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), Jan 2009.
Programming Language Support for Loose Consistency in Distributed Systems [.pdf]
Stanford University Software Lunch, Oct 15, 2010.
SecureBlox: Customizable Secure Distributed Data Processing. [.pdf]
ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), Indianapolis, IN, Jun 2010.
LBTrust: Declarative Reconfigurable Trust Management. [.pdf]
Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR), Pacific Grove, CA, Jan 2009.
Selected Recent Media Coverage:
Spyware Leaves Trail to Beaten Activist Through Microsoft Flaw (Bloomberg), 10 October 2012
U.K. Limits Spyware That May Have Targeted Dissidents (Bloomberg), 10 September 2012
Software Meant to Fight Crime Is Used to Spy on Dissidents (New York Times), 31 August 2012
Lessons Learnt from FinFisher Mobile Spyware (PC Magazine SecurityWatch), 30 August 2012
Spyware Matching FinFisher Can Take Over IPhones (Bloomberg), 29 August 2012
Company Denies Role in Recently Uncovered Spyware (New York Times BITS), 16 August 2012
Elusive FinSpy Spyware Pops Up in 10 Countries (New York Times BITS), 13 August 2012
For journalists, danger lurking in your email (Committee to Protect Journalists), 27 July 2012
Elusive FinFisher Spyware Identified and Analyzed (EFF Deeplinks) , 25 July 2012
Cyber Attacks On Activists Traced To FinFisher Spyware Of Gamma (Bloomberg), 25 July 2012
Interview on BBC World News, 20 April 2012
Interview with Amy DiPierro of War News Radio, 24 March 2012
Bahrainis Demand More Than Cosmetic Reforms (by David Elkins of IPS), 23 March 2012
U.S. Urged to Leverage Security Cooperation with Bahrain (by David Elkins of IPS), 22 March 2012
Bahraini king praises progress but opponents say abuses continue (L.A. Times Blogs), 20 March 2012
Model UN Participation:
While attending high school in Bahrain, I became involved in Model United Nations,
and was fortunate to attend several conferences in Bahrain, Cairo, and Dublin. I
continued my involvement as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. A summary of my participation follows:
BAHMUN (Manama, Bahrain):
2005: Secretary General [ Bahrain Tribune | Gulf Daily News ]
2004: Chair (General Assembly) [ Gulf Daily News ]
2003: Sudan (General Assembly - Delegate of the Year)
2002: United Arab Emirates (Political Committee)
CACMUN (Cairo, Egypt):
2004: Chair (General Assembly) [ Picture | Picture ]
2003: Israel (General Assembly)
2002: Portugal (General Assembly)
MINIMUN (Manama, Bahrain):
2005: Secretary General [ Gulf Daily News ]
2004: Chair (General Assembly)
2003: Russian Federation
UPMUNC (Philadelphia, USA):
2008: Director of Operations
2007: Director of Operations [ UPMUNC Website ]
2006: Assistant Secretary General
SAIMUN (Dublin, Ireland):