is a professor of computer science and engineering
University of California, San Diego,
been on the faculty since 1987.
in operating systems, distributed systems and networks,
focusing on performance and reliability
of Internet-scale systems
with highly decentralized control
(e.g., cloud computing and peer-to-peer systems).
His work has spanned topics in
cloud computing, peer-to-peer systems, thin-client computing,
IoT (Internet of Things),
software and network-based I/O, long-running replicated systems, extended
client/server structures, mobile agents,
packet scheduling for network quality of service (QoS),
operating system/network support for multimedia (audio and video),
file system I/O performance, multicast routing,
operating system kernel structure, and
During 1991-94, Pasquale led a team of researchers to architect and build
the Sequoia 2000 Network connecting five UC campuses, one of the first
wide-area high-speed networks to effectively deliver real-time digital video
and audio. He also led the CSE Department's UCSD ActiveWeb project in
1998-2005, and the FWGrid project in 2008-2011, both large-scale
NSF-funded projects investigating cloud computing architectures.
He teaches courses primarily on operating systems,
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
He also teaches courses on discrete mathematics,
as well as freshman seminars on far-ranging topics such as gambling theory
and the slide rule. In recent years, he has been actively involved in the
designs of a math and engineering-oriented study-abroad program in Rome for
undergraduates, and an outreach program to interest high school students in
doctorate in computer science from the
University of California, Berkeley
(with dissertation on
fundamental problems of decentralized control in
large-scale distributed systems),
bachelor's and master's degrees
(with dissertation on
the design and implementation of
computer-synthesized musical performance systems).
numerous awards in both research
(the Charles Lee Powell Foundation Faculty Award in 1987;
the National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award in 1989;
the IBM Faculty Development Award in 1991;
the NCR Faculty Innovation Award in 1991;
the TRW Young Investigator Award in 1991)
(the Jacobs School of Engineering Teacher of the Year in 1992, 1998, and 2010;
the UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003;
the UCSD Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award in Undergraduate Teaching in 2007;
the UCSD Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2015;
the UCSD Panhellenic Association Outstanding Professor Award in 2018).
was a member of the
Defense Science Study Group V during 1996-1997.
He was honored to be the inaugural holder of the
J. Robert Beyster Endowed Chair in Engineering during 1996-2021.
on numerous ACM and IEEE technical program conference committees,
including those for
CSCW, and ISADS.
also served on and chaired
the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award committee
and numerous NSF award and review committees.