Derek Murray

Derek Murray

I am a Researcher in the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab. My principal interests are in large-scale distributed and parallel computing. To that end, I am currently working on the Naiad project, in which we are building a new system for distributed computation that unifies iteration and incremental computation. Previously, I worked on CIEL (a distributed execution engine that was the subject of my PhD dissertation at the University of Cambridge Computer Lab) and Steno (which optimizes the code generated for declarative queries in DryadLINQ).

NEW: I started blogging on the Big Data at SVC blog, where my colleagues and I will be writing about Naiad and other developments in the distributed data processing space.

Community service

I have served as the program co-chair for SFMA 2012, and on the program committees for SoCC 2012 and SFMA 2011.

Contact details

Twitter: @mrry
Email: derekmur at microsoft dot com
Post: 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043