Zadok Appointed Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Storage

Pictured: Professor Erez Zadok

ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) has named Stony Brook University computer science professor Erez Zadok as Editor-in-Chief (EIC).  Zadok is ACM TOS’s third EIC, selected after a months long international search.

As part of a three year term as EIC of ACM’s top data storage journal, Zadok will work closely with the editorial board and researchers to responsibly publish “advancements in data storage research and practice.”  According to ACM, TOS is the premier journal in data storage and covers a range of critical systems from small IoT devices to massive geo-distributed clouds.


“I was honored to be selected for such a prestigious position,” says Zadok.  “This is a great opportunity to serve, which will allow me to see a broad cross-section of the latest developments in the field of data storage, and to help the journal grow and adapt in a computing field that’s ever changing,” Zadok added.

Since 2009, Zadok has served as associate editor of TOS. With the Department of Computer Science since 2001, Zadok directs the Filesystems and Storage Lab and is the co-director of the computer science graduate program. Zadok’s research interests include file systems and storage, operating systems, energy efficiency, performance and benchmarking, security, networking, distributed systems, and data centers. He currently manages about $6M in research funded by the National Science Foundation and others.

ACM has been publishing TOS since 2005 and close to 9,000 articles have been cited. Article topics cover a number of storage topics including networked and distributed systems, operating systems and virtualization, file systems, resource management, data backup and archival, availability and reliability, hardware devices, performance management, security and privacy, coding theory, and energy efficiency and sustainability.