James S. Plank

Here is a description of the 494 class that I'm teaching in Spring, 2016.

Technical Stuff

Jim Plank is a Professor of EECS at the University of Tennessee. Professor Plank received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1993, under the direction of the incomparable Kai Li.

His research interests are currently focused on erasure codes for storage applications. Other interests are network storage, fault-tolerance, checkpointing, distributed and Grid computing, systems programming and operating systems. Less related to his job at Tennessee, he also has interests in duplicate bridge, computer-mediated music performance, origami, and jgraph.

He has been at the University of Tennessee since January, 1993.


Non-technical stuff

My Summer Student Gallery

Dr. P, Kelley Deuso (undergrad -> grad), John Reynolds (u -> g), Adam Disney (g).

Shawn Cox (undergrad -> grad), John Reynolds (u), Chao Tian (collaborating professor),
Adam Disney (g), Michael Peek (our team MVP), Dr. P. (featuring some pasty legs and some prime hair)

Ben Arnold (undergrad), Chen Zheng (visiting professor from China), John Burnum (u),
Allen McBride (u -> g), Adam Disney (u -> g), Dr. P. (wearing the same t-shirt as two years ago...)

Andrew LaPrise (undergrad), Dr. P, Taylor Morris (u), Adam Disney (u).

Michael Jugan (undergrad), Will Houston (u), Billy Pierce (PhD), Parth Deshmukh (u), Dr. P.

Josh Chandler (u), Billy Pierce (u), Katie Schuman (u), Dr. P, Devin Robison (u), Parth Deshmukh (u).