Mark Russinovich is chief software architect and cofounder of Winternals Software (www.winternals.com), a company that specializes in advanced systems software for Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Microsoft Consumer Windows. He is a contributing editor for Dr. Dobb's Journal (www.ddj.com) and Windows 2000 Magazine, and he writes the monthly "Internals" column for Windows 2000 Magazine (www.win2000mag.com). He is also a frequent speaker at major industry conferences such as WinDev, Software Development, and WinSummit, where he speaks on Windows 2000 internals and device driver and file system driver development.
Mark has a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.S. from Rennselear Polytechnic Institute, both in computer engineering. In 1994, he earned a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, also in computer engineering. After working briefly at NuMega Technologies (now Compuware NuMega Laboratories), Mark worked for two and a half years at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, where he participated in the research and development of kernel-mode Web server-accelerator technologies.
Founder of the highly trafficked SysInternals Web site (www.sysinternals.com), Mark has authored or coauthored dozens of popular freeware tools for Windows 2000 and Consumer Windows, including Filemon, Regmon, NTFSDOS (an NTFS file system driver for MS-DOS), and HandleEx. When Mark isn't writing tools or researching Windows 2000 internals, he enjoys hiking, biking, watching movies with his wife, Susan, and driving fast cars.