Core Team

Orran Krieger

Orran Krieger is the lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) at BU, Resident Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, and a Professor of the Practice at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston University.

Peter Desnoyers

Peter Desnoyers is an Associate Professor in CCIS at Northeatern University, 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, more

Michael Zink

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Jennifer Stacy

Jennifer Stacy is the Associate Director for the MOC, focusing on stakeholder engagement, communications, finance and administration. Prior to joining the MOC in February 2016, Jennifer worked at Harvard’s Office for Sustainability for over five years. She received an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, more…

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

Rob has many years experience developing software for both industry and academia. He is currently working on MOC UI development. He holds a MS in Computer and Information Systems from the University of Pennsylvania. Rob has 15+ years of software development experience. Among the places that he has worked are The University of Pennsylvania, AccuWeather, InfoSys and 24/7 Media. Lars Kellogg – Stedman Software engineer

Lars Kellogg – Stedman

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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.

Sahil Tikale

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