Dr Reiher is an adjunct associate professor in the Computer Science Department at UCLA and leads the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research (LASR). His research interests include file systems, network and computer security, distributed operating systems, ubiquitous computing, the use of optimistic methods in computing, and parallel discrete event simulation.

The Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research conducts important research in many areas related to networks, operating systems, and distributed systems Dr. Reiher has been a principal investigator (PI) or co-principal investigator on the following on-going efforts and recently completed efforts.


The Conquest File System (Funded by the National Science Foundation.) 
D-Ward: DDoS Network Attack Recognition and Defense (Funded by DARPA.) 
Peer Agent Negotiation and Deployment of Adapters (Panda). Funded by DARPA. 
FLAPPS: Forwarding Layer for Application-Level Peer-to-Peer Services (Funded by DARPA.) 
SAVE: Source Address Validation Enforcement (Funded by the National Science Foundation, co-PI with Dr. Lixia Zhang.) 
Semantic Clustering. Funded by a gift from Microsoft Research. 
Transparent Virtual Mobile Environment (Travler) Funded by DARPA. 
Secure, Bilateral, Replicated, Distributed Filing (Truffles and User-Level Truffles). Funded by DARPA. 
Large-Scale Filing and Data Management Environments (Ficus). Funded by DARPA.
Prior to joining the LASR Group (formerly the "File Mobility Group") at UCLA, Dr. Reiher contributed to important projects at JPL, including the Time Warp Operating System, a project experimenting with optimistic synchronization mechanisms for parallel processing. As the chief designer for this system, he was the co-recipient of a 1990 R&D 100 Award which targets the 100 best research and development projects of the year.

Dr. Reiher received his B.S. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Notre Dame in 1979, and his M.S. and Ph.D. (Computer Science) from UCLA in 1983 and 1987.

Dr. Reiher teaches graduate courses in the UCLA Computer Science Department on subjects including advanced operating systems, distributed operating systems, computer security, and experimental methodology for system software.

For additional information on work and interests, see Dr. Reiher's home pageTechnical papers authored by Dr. Reiher are numerous.

Last updated: August 23, 2002