Peter Desnoyers is an Associate Professor in CCIS, which he joined in 2008. He is one of the founders of the Massachusetts Open Cloud, a multi-institutional collaboration to develop new models for cloud computing. His research is focused on storage issues in operating systems, in particular the integration of emerging storage technologies such as flash and SMR disk into existing software infrastructures. Peter Desnoyers received his PhD in Computer Science in 2007 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, under Prashant Shenoy. Prior to this he had a fifteen-year engineering career at companies ranging from Apple and Motorola to ten-person startups, and received his BS and MS degrees from MIT in 1988.