Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. James Plank


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Jim Plank is a Professor in the EECS department at the University of
Tennessee. Before the merger of ECE and CS, he was a professor in
Computer Science since his graduation from Princeton in 1993.
Professor Plank's research interests are in fault-tolerant computing,
specializing in storage systems, checkpointing systems, erasure
coding and distributed computing. His current research mission is to
declutter the landscape of erasure coding for distributed and
wide-area storage applications.

Professor Plank teaches all programming classes, from the initial
fresman course up to graduate operating systems. He has won the
department's teaching award seven times, the College of Arts and
Sciences Senior Faculty teaching award and the Chancellor's
citation for excellence in teaching.

Professor Plank is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, has served
as an Associate Editor for IEEE TPDS, has chaired conferences in
network storage and network applications, and has left a legacy of
publicly available software that includes:


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