Principal Research Software Development Engineer
Richard is currently a Principal Research Software Development Engineer at Microsoft Research Cambridge, where he is part of the Systems and Networking group. His research interests include performance analysis of distributed systems, operating systems and networking. Richard contributed the algorithms and protocols to enable the Network Map feature of Windows Vista. Underlying the Network Map feature is the LLTD protocol which is licensed by many companies as part of the Windows Rally program. (Some details on the network map are here).
Richard obtained his B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and his Ph.D. addressing issues in operating systems and networking interaction in 1995. After a further three years at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory as a research associate and research fellow he moved in 1997 to a lectureship at the University of Glasgow Department of Computing Science. He returned to Cambridge in January 2000, to join the Microsoft Research laboratory, initially as a Researcher. He changed role to Principal Research Software Development Engineer in 2006.
- Miguel Castro, Manuel Costa, Jean-Philippe Martin, Marcus Peinado, Periklis Akritidis, Austin Donnelly, Paul Barham, and Richard Black, Fast Byte-Granularity Software Fault Isolation, in ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., October 2009
- Aleksander Simma, Moises Goldszmidt, John MacCormick, Paul Barham, Richard Black, Rebecca Isaacs, and Richard Mortier, CT-NOR: Representing and reasoning about events in continuous time, in International Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), Helsinki, Finland, July 2008
- Paul Barham, Richard Black, Moises Goldszmidt, Rebecca Isaacs, John MacCormick, Richard Mortier, and Aleksandr Simma, Constellation: automated discovery of service and host dependencies in networked systems, no. MSR-TR-2008-67, April 2008
- Richard Black, Laurent Massoulié, and Heimir Sverrisson, Scalable Local Area Service Discovery, IEEE Communications Society, June 2007
- Paramvir Bahl, Paul Barham, Richard Black, Ranveer Chandra, Moises Goldszmidt, Rebecca Isaacs, Srikanth Kandula, Lun Li, John MacCormick, David A. Maltz, Richard Mortier, Mike Wawrzoniak, and Ming Zhang, Discovering Dependencies for Network Management, in Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-V), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., Irvine, California, November 2006
- Richard Black, Austin Donnelly, Glenn Ward, Alvin Tan, and Alexandru Gavrilescu, LLTD: Link Layer Topology Discovery Protocol. A Windows® Rally™ Specification., 15 September 2006
- Richard Black, Austin Donnelly, Alexandru Gavrilescu, and Dave Thaler, Fast Scalable Robust Node Enumeration, in Proceedings of 4th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference (NETWORKING 2005), Springer-Verlag, May 2005
- Richard Black, Austin Donnelly, and Cédric Fournet, Ethernet Topology Discovery without Network Assistance, in Proceedings of 12th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP'04), IEEE Computer Society, October 2004