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Marshall Kirk McKusick

  • Marshall Kirk McKusick, Ph.D, has a Berkeley-based consultancy, writes books and articles, provides expert witness services on intellectual property issues, and teaches classes on Unix- and BSD-related subjects. His work with Unix stretches over more than 30 years. While at the University of California at Berkeley, he implemented the 4.2 BSD Fast File System, and was the research computer scientist at the Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) overseeing the development and release of 4.3 BSD and 4.4 BSD. His areas of interest are the virtual-memory system and the file system. He earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and did his graduate work at UC Berkeley, where he received master's degrees in computer science and business administration and a doctorate in computer science. He is a past president of the Usenix Association and a member of ACM, Usenix, and IEEE.

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