Carla Schlatter Ellis

Department of Computer Science
D324 Levine Science Research Center
Box 90129
Duke University
Durham NC 27708-0129
(919) 660-6523, FAX: (919) 660-6519

Milly Watt Project
My Publications
CPS110, Fall 2000
SPIDER Seminar
CRAW panels


I received the B.S. degree from the University of Toledo, Toledo OH, in 1972 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1977 and 1979. Before coming to Duke as an Associate Professor in 1986, I was a member of the Computer Science faculties at the University of Oregon, Eugene, from 1978 to 1980, and at the University of Rochester, Rochester NY, from 1980 to 1986. During the 1997-98 academic year, I was on sabbatical at the University of Washington.


I consider myself an Experimental Computer Scientist with broad interests in Operating Systems for Parallel and Distributed Systems. Some of my current interests and projects include A list of my publications is available.

Professional Service

Past Chair of ACM SIGOPS, the Special Interest Group on Operating Systems. Past Chair of the ACM SIG Governing Board.

Member of CRA-W, CRA's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research, coordinating the Graduate School Recruiting Panels. Two events have already been held and you can read about them in this article. A Call for Participation is out for Fall 2000 panels.

Teaching and Mentoring

Courses recently taught include:

Our weekly Systems Seminar: SPIDER meetings.

A list of former students whom I advised for their Ph.D. degrees and where they are now.

[Carla, Jonelle, and Carla] I have been a mentor in the CRA Distributed Mentorship Program for 4 undergraduate women considering a future in graduate school in Computer Science and I am currently mentoring Carla Hopkins of Transylvania College in KY. I am also serving as a Mentor for Jonelle Stovall who will be a Freshman at Duke this Fall. She is here with the REU Program.

Life Beyond Computer Science

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I also have a life beyond computer science. (Is associating ``life'' with a web link an oxymoron?)