Omer Sella

Omer S. Sella

Doctorate research, Department of Computer Science and Technology (the Computer Lab) supervised by Prof. Andrew W. Moore.

M.Sc. Mathematics, dissertation in Forcing and Large Cardinals supervised by Prof. Menachem Magidor.

My research is on error correcting codes and emerging systems for archival storage.

Contact details

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Address :University of Cambridge

Department of Computer Science and Technology formerly known as:

The Computer Laboratory

William Gates Building 15 JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK

About me

University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory

I am Ph.D. student at the Systems Research Group.

In addition I am a contributor to the 802.3 IEEE group, mainly: 802.3by, 802.3bs,

My main field of interest is cloud storage systems, especially for archival storage.

Other fields of interest for me are high speed physical layer interfaces (100,200,400 GBps) as well as DDR4 and DDR5 (parallel) interfaces.

Things I find interesting


I was a local organiser for ICNP 2018 as well as ANCS 2019.

In addition I teach micro:bit at Shirley Primary school here in Cambridge.

I am a 2019 Wiseman award winner.

Quotes, thoughts and anacdotes

"I shall not teach my students untill they have tried and tried and failed. And then, if I give them an exmple and they will not infer the general case, I shall teach them no more." Confucius.

The worst thing a person could do when asked a question is, in my opinion, dismiss the question as foolish, or answer in a condacending tone. There is always the risk that the person asking the question shall ask nothing more.

"Better not promise, than promise and not keep." Kohelet.

Somehow, the best mathematics comes up in the shower (said at a lecture by Nobel prize winner Robert John Aumann)

"So we shall now explain how to read the book. The right way is to put it on your desk in the day, below your pillow at night, devoting yourselflf to the reading, and solving the exercises till you know it by heart. Unfortunately, I suspect the reader is looking for advice on how not to read, i.e. what to skip, and even better, how to read only some isolated highlights." S. Sellah, Classification Theory.

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