Jay Lepreau heads the Flux Research Group, School of Computing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, where he is Research Associate Professor.
He has interests in many areas of software systems, most of them originating in operating systems issues, although many go far afield. Those disparate areas include information and resource security, networking, programming and nontraditional languages, compilers, component-based systems, and even a pinch of software engineering and formal methods. In 1994, he founded the highly successful and prestigious OSDI conference series, one of the two premier OS conferences. His current service efforts are focused on developing emulab.net, a large-scale, reconfigurable, network emulation testbed that is universally available to remote researchers.