Department of Computer Science
In 1996, Dan returned to Harvard once again and entered the PhD program in CS. He quickly learned that both teaching and doing research in distributed systems are very difficult and time-consuming tasks, but also well worth the effort. He is currently working on his dissertation, which is concerned with issues related to fault-tolerant, distributed and efficient data storage and retrieval. He is also spending some time working with Professor Margo Seltzer on ANT, a educational tool for teaching CS students about computer architecture, whose development is funded by the NSF.
Dan and his wife live among the undergraduates on the Harvard campus, serving as academic advisors and tutors. They enjoy music, museums, trips to the beach, cooking, and interacting with the fascinating faculty and students there. In their spare time, they wish they had more spare time.