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Dr. Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow working in the Platform and Services division. Russinovich is a widely recognized expert in Windows operating system internals, and operating architecture and design. His discovery of a rootkit on popular Sony audio CDs led to industry reforms in the area of computer privacy.
Russinovich joined Microsoft when it acquired Winternals Software, the company he cofounded in 1996 and where he worked as Chief Software Architect. He is also cofounder of Sysinternals.com, where he wrote and published dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities including Filemon, Regmon, Process Explorer and RootkitRevealer. He previously worked at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, researching operating system support for Web server acceleration and serving as an operating systems expert.
Russinovich coauthored "Inside Windows 2000" and "Windows Internals," both from Microsoft Press, is Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine, and has written dozens of articles on Windows internals. He has been a featured speaker at major industry conferences around the world, including Microsoft's TechEd, IT Forum, Professional Developer's Conference, Windows Connections, Windev, and TechMentor, and has taught Windows internals, troubleshooting, and file system and device driver development to companies worldwide, including Microsoft, the CIA and the FBI.
Russinovich earned his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Stuff Mark recommends you check out
- Mark Russinovich's blog
- Mark's session at PDC09 - "Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Kernel Changes"
- More about User-Mode Scheduling
- Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers
- Take a look at the Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework
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