Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science
Professor Seltzer's research focuses on how to make computer systems better for users. Better can mean faster, more reliable, or easier to use. It can also mean that the pieces of a system, its storage, operating system and applications, work together more gracefully. Her research activities range from designing and building new storage systems to building new operating sytems (e.g., VINO) to developing systems for collecting and tracking provenance of digital data. Professor Seltzer and her colleagues in systems form the Systems Research Group at Harvard. For more detailed information on current projects and activities, consult the SYRAH website.