Dennis Fetterly is a Research Software Development Engineer in Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley lab, which he joined in 2003. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at the Compaq System Research Center, HP Labs, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has a BA degree in computer science from the University of California, San Diego.
His research interests include a wide variety of systems and Web-related topics, including distributing computing, Web crawling, the evolution and clustering of pages on the Web, and identifying spam Web pages. In addition to several projects that attempt to identify spam Web pages, Dennis has also recently worked on DryadLINQ, a project to make large-scale distributed computing simple; Dryad, a framework to allow a programmer to use a computer cluster for processing data-parallel programs; and the MSRBot distributed Web crawler.