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Bruce Fields

Contacting me

The easiest way to reach me is by email to bfields at


Until 2022, I maintained the Linux kernel's NFS server, and worked on NFS problems, at Red Hat.

Before 2010, I worked at the University of Michigan's Center for Information Technology Integration (CITI), on a variety of projects, mainly having to do with NFS version 4.


I received my PhD in 2000 from the Math Department at the University of Michigan.

My dissertation was written under the direction of Mel Hochster, and is a study of the lengths of modules determined by killing powers of several ideals of a local ring, as a function of the exponents; download a copy of my thesis here.

Also available is a pdf of a Journal of Algebra article based on the thesis, which covers the same material but with some improved proofs.

Other stuff

I like playing music with people, including The Roundabouts and Funk Opus. I play bass guitar, piano, and saw, and sing a little.

I juggle with the Ann Arbor juggling club. I used to help organize our juggling festival.

I've served on the board of the Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition.

I used to help out with Arbor Update, which has been on haitus since 2010.

There are other Bruce Fields's out there, like the baseball player.

But I'm the only Bruce Fields with a Teeter Talk interview.