Matt Welsh

Matt Welsh

Computer Science professor and long-time Linux hacker

Areas of Expertise:

  • Operating systems
  • distributed systems
  • networks
  • Linux
  • sensor networks
  • speaking
Matt Welsh is an associate professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. His research interests span many aspects of complex systems, including operating systems design, distributed systems, networking, and parallel computing. Matt is a long-time Linux advocate and developer, a role in which he has fielded questions from thousands of Linux users over the years. He was the original coordinator of the Linux Documentation Project and author of the original Linux Installation and Getting Started guide. He completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley and his B.S. at Cornell University.

For more details, you can visit his personal web page and blog.

Running Linux Running Linux
by Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Matt Welsh
Fifth Edition December 2005
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

Running Linux Running Linux
by Matt Welsh, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Terry Dawson, Lar Kaufman
Fourth Edition December 2002
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Running Linux Running Linux
by Matt Welsh, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Lar Kaufman
Third Edition August 1999
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Running Linux Running Linux
by Matt Welsh, Lar Kaufman
Second Edition August 1996
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Running Linux Running Linux
by Matt Welsh, Lar Kaufman
February 1995
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Matt blogs at:

The NCSSM 2014 commencement address

June 01 2014

This morning I had the distinct pleasure of delivering the commencement address at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, my alma mater, where I graduated in 1992. NCSSM is a public residential high school in which students attend their junior and senior years, and of course as the… read more

The Google career path, Part 2: Starting new projects

May 08 2014

In my last blog post, I talked about what it's like to get started at Google as a new engineer. In this post, I'll talk about how new projects get started.Standard disclaimer applies: This is my personal blog and nothing I'm saying here is endorsed or approved by Google. This… read more

The Google career path, part 1: Getting started

May 02 2014

Apart from how to get a job at Google (which I have previously blogged about), the most common question I get from people considering taking a job here is what the career path is like -- that is, how you get started, how you grow your career, how promotions work,… read more

Taking the "Hot" out of "Hot Topics" workshops

February 28 2014

I just got back from HotMobile 2014 (for which I was the general chair). HotMobile is the mobile systems community's "hot topics" workshop, held annually as a forum for (according to the Call for Papers) "position papers containing highly original ideas" and which "propose new directions of research" or "advocate… read more