David Black

Company Dell |Role Board Member

David L. Black, Ph.D. is a Senior Distinguished Engineer in the Infrastructure Systems Group Office of the CTIO at Dell Technologies, working primarily on storage and networking protocols and the integration of storage systems with server virtualization (e.g., VMware vSphere).  He was one of the original designers of both NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF) and its TCP transport in addition to being one of the original designers of the iSCSI protocol.

Prior to joining EMC (which was subsequently merged with Dell), Dr. Black performed operating systems research and development at the Research Institute of the Open Software Foundation (OSF), which later became part of The Open Group.  He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.