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A Computer Scientist from Carnegie Mellon University, he was born in Aurora, Ontario. He holds a Ph.D. and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. His principal contribution to computing was developing the RAID taxonomy of redundant data storage systems, along with David A. Patterson and Randy Katz. He was also involved in Informed Prefetch Computing and Network-Attached Secure Disks, a precursor to the SCSI Object storage device command set. He was the initial Director of the Parallel Data Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, and is also Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Panasas, an enterprise storage hardware and software company.