Oeffentliche Vorträge an 4 Universitäten (in englisch)


für alle Interessierten (auch nicht Studenten ;-)):


-Windows Core Architecture: compare and contrast (Dave Probert, Kernel Architect)

Provides a top-level overview of kernel architecture, using Windows to teach OS, and how Windows fundamentally differs from UNIX.

-Shared Source and Windows Academic Program (Arkady Retik, WAP Manager)

Presents Microsoft’s re-vamped program providing kernel source code and curriculum materials to universities for OS teaching & research.


Those sessions will be held and kindly hosted at the following places in Switzerland (public events, no registration needed):



Universität Basel

Host: Prof. Dr. Helmar Burkhart

25. Mai 2007, 15:00

Hörsaal 1, Pharmazentrum, Klingelbergstrasse 50




Host: Prof. Dr. Bertrand Meyer

29. Mai 2007, 16:00




Universität Freiburg

Host: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ultes-Nitsche

30. Mai 2007, 9:00

Uni Fribourg, Salle A230, Perolle




Host: Prof. Dr. Willy Zwaenepoel

30. Mai 2007, 16:00

EPFL, BC01 on the ground floor of the BC building




Short CV


Dave Probert is a kernel architect within the Windows Core Operating Systems Division at Microsoft where he is currently working on the next generations of Windows.  Dave is also the architect for the Windows Academic Program, developing both the WRK package and ProjectOZ.  Previously Dave managed kernel development for Windows, starting with the Windows 2000 release.  Dave joined Microsoft in 1996, after earning his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering at UC Santa Barbara developing the SPACE project with Prof. John Bruno.  His prior industry experience includes serving as Vice President of Software Engineering at Culler Scientific Systems, consulting for various companies on UNIX kernel internals, and working as a systems architect at Burroughs corporation designing hardware and writing microcode for the B1900



Arkady  Retik is the Windows Academic Program Manager in Source Asset Management (SAM) team,  Microsoft, Redmond. Before SAM, he worked on several development projects in the Server’s Windows Management Infrastructure group.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2000, Arkady served for a decade as a researcher, faculty member and professor in several universities (mainly in UK).  He taught and researched a variety of subjects in computing and engineering.  Arkady established and directed the Virtual Construction Simulation Research Group at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, pioneering research in advanced visualization and VR.  He holds a DSc in Computer Aided Design and Planning from Technion, IIT.  He was recently made a Visiting Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.


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