Core Team

Orran Krieger

Orran Krieger is the BU PI of the Mass Open Cloud. He is a Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Boston University.

Peter Desnoyers

Peter Desnoyers is the Northeastern University PI of the Mass Open Cloud. He is an Associate Professor in CCIS at Northeastern University, which he joined in 2008.

Michael Zink

Michael Zink is the UMass Amherst PI of the Mass Open Cloud. He is currently Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Michael Daitzman

Michael Daitzman is the Director of Product Development for the MOC and an evangelist for Open Infra Labs. Michael joined the MOC in 2018. Prior to joining the MOC Michael was the Director of PS Product Development at VECNA and the Director of Browser Evangelism and Browser Product Planning at Nokia.

Naved Ansari

Naved Ansari received an M. Eng in Computer Engineering from Boston University in May 2016. He is currently working with the HIL and BMI team. He’s passionate about cloud computing, high performance computing and embedded systems.

Kristi Nikolla

Kristi Nikolla is a Software Engineer with the MOC team since September 2015. He’s currently working with OpenStack development for the Mix & Match Federation project. Kristi received an MS in Computer Science from Boston University in January 2016.

Robert Baron

Hi! I am currently a Sr. Software Engineer at the MOC. I have worked on a variety of projects here including the deployment and support of OpenShift on OpenStack (x86) and on the Power9 systems, design and development of a reporting system. Some of the places I previously worked for included, The University of Pennsylvania, AccuWeather, InfoSys and 24/7 Media BS Chemistry - Westminster College MSE Computer and Information Systems - University of Pennsylvania.

Lars Kellogg – Stedman

System administration and software development. I like automation. Working with OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ansible, etc. Easily distracted by shiny objects.

Current Research Students

Amin Mosayyebzadeh

I am an intern starting fall 2017 working on Secure Cloud. I am a 3rd year PhD student at University of Rochester. My research interests are HPC, Parallel Computing and Embedded Systems.

Emine Ugur Kaynar

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Boston University. I’m a member of the Systems Research Group working with Prof. Orran Krieger as my advisor. My research interests lie broadly in the fields of more…

Ali Raza

Ali is interested in ways in which Linux kernel can be reused to create application specific unikernels.