Francisco J. Ballesteros.
Prof. Francisco J. Ballesteros got his MS
in CS on 1993 and his PhD on CS on 1998, at Technical University of
He worked on the implementation of several programming languages and
run-time systems before graduating.
Later, he worked for several years on telecommunications
companies, doing systems software.
He is the author of LiS, a
STREAMS framework for Linux that was successfully used by several companies.
Since 1995 he has been a professor at
several Spanish Universities where he has been teaching and developing
Operating Systems, with multime papers, several books, and more than 600 citations.
He has designed, built, and then used several Operating Systems, including
the Off++ kernel, for the 2K
Operating System jointly with the SRG at University of Illinois at
Plan B, and Octopus.
He worked with the team that developed UNIX and contributed to
Plan 9 from Bell Labs and Inferno.
Jointly with Bell Labs he developed the NIX operating system,
several window systems, and network file protocols.
He lead the Systems Lab at Rey Juan Carlos University since it foundation.
Currently he cooperates with the design and development of a high performance
ultra-scalable database system.
He is also a PADI Divemaster and trained sport car driver.