icherdak «at» ucsc·edu
Isaak started working in the SSRC in the spring of 2016. Originally joining as an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, he will continue as a Computer Engineering PhD student starting from Winter 2017. Isaak is interested in a variety of low level system topics ranging from control theory and embedded systems to operating systems and storage systems. He is particularly concerned with development in aspects such as modular design, scalability, reliability, and security. He has experience in a wide variety of different projects on all sides of the development spectrum from computer science to computer engineering to electrical engineering. Isaak is currently working with the SSRC for the development of two projects: Gferasure and Twizzler.