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Joe Skovira is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. He teaches ECE 5725: Design with Embedded Operating Systems, works with Master of Engineering students on project teams, and assists in general instruction in Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL) and digital circuits classes.
Joe has a background in research and design of computing systems ranging from micro-controllers, to individual servers, to high performance, clustered systems. Joe has worked in high performance computing for IBM at the Cornell’s Theory Center in Rhodes Hall and has also worked on Linux based cluster systems as a research consultant for a number of organizations. Joe was also part of the development team for arXiv.org, an on-line repository of scientific pre-prints hosted at Cornell University.