Donald Porter

Donald Porter
Research Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(919) 590-6044
porter [at]


Operating Systems, Virtualization, Concurrent Programming, Security


Donald Porter is affiliated with the Computer Science Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and 2007, and B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hendrix College in 2003.


Don Porter's research explores computer system designs that improve efficiency, security, and usability.  His research focuses on operating systems, but often investigates cross-cutting issues about how the layers of the technology stack are composed. He is the director of the Operating systems, Security, Concurrency, and Architecture Research (OSCAR) Lab.  Ongoing projects in OSCAR include the Graphene Library OS, a lightweight, Linux-compatible guest OS.


Don Porter received the NSF Career award in 2012 and was awarded the Kieburtz Young Scholar in Computer Science (2014-2018).

Teaching Summary

CSE 306, CSE 506, CSE 523, CSE 524, CSE 624