Quantifying and Improving the Performance of Garbage Collection
Computer Science To Sarah for reminding me of everything I can do and to Shoshanna for inspiring me to do more. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am most grateful to my advisor, Emery Berger, for everything he has done throughout this thesis. I appreciate his guidance, suggestions, and inspiration. I feel especially fortu-nate for the patience he has shown with me throughout all the twists and turns my life took getting through this dissertation. I must also thank Eliot Moss and Kathryn McKinley for their leadership and support. I will be forever grateful that they took a chance on a student with a less-than-stellar aca-demic record and provided me with a fertile, inspiring research environment. They are both very knowledgeable and I benefited from our discussions in a myriad of ways. They have also served as members of my committee and I appreciate their helpful comments and sug-gestions. Thanks also to Scott Kaplan, another member of my committee, for his advice and feedback.