Team

Core ProjectsLeadershipAcademic Advisory BoardInfrastructure Technical CollaboratorAlumni
Naved Ansari
Software engineer
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.
Aditya Awalkar
Intern
Hi, I am Aditya Awalkar, a CS graduate student at the Northeastern University. I am an intern in the Big Data Team at MOC. I am an aspiring Data Scientist. I like going to the gym and watching movies. Lately, I have started learning to cook. I don't have experience with OpenStack and I am looking forward to learning a lot while working at MOC.
Ian Ballou
Intern
Ian is currently an undergraduate student at Boston University studying computer engineering. His main function at the MOC is working with the HIL team to further develop their project and maintain current servers. Ian has other interests in containerization, embedded systems, and Linux system administration.
Robert Baron
Senior software engineer
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.
Sirine Benbrahim
Intern
I am a new intern starting this summer and an upcoming junior at BU. I am a mathematics and computer science major. I don't have much experience with OpenStack or cloud computing so I am excited to learn!
Gene Cooperman
BMI : NEU CS Professor
Professor Cooperman works in high-performance computing and scalable applications for computational algebra. He received his B.S. from U. of Michigan in 1974, and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1978. He then spent six years in basic research more...
Peter Desnoyers
MOC PI
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 more...
Ian Denhardt
HaaS consultant
Ian Denhardt is a freelance software engineer with a broad skill set and range of interests in the field. He works with the Massachusetts Open Cloud initiative on Hardware as a Service.
Sarah Ferry
Intern
Sarah is currently an undergraduate student at Boston University studying computer science and mathematics. She is working at the MOC on the collaboration with the Harvard Dataverse on the Cloud Dataverse initiative.
Daniel Finn
Intern
I am currently a Masters Student in Computer Engineering at BU. I took the Cloud Computing course last semester and was fortunate enough to work on the HIL and Quads project. I look forward to the internship this summer with the BMI Team
Jeremy Freudberg
Intern
Jeremy is currently an undergraduate student at Boston University, studying computer science and linguistics. Most of his efforts at the MOC are devoted to the Mix&Match and Cloud Dataverse projects. He is also active in the upstream development of OpenStack Sahara. Previously he was involved in the monitoring of the MOC.
Jason Henessey
Post Doc./PTL : HaaS
Jason is a postdoctoral researcher working with the Mass Open Cloud, leading the Hardware as a Service effort. He is actively pursuing research interests in cloud security, privacy, systems and the use of digital resources in scholarship. He received more...
Emine Ugur Kaynar
PhD Candidate/BigData and MOCMon
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...
Orran Krieger
MOC Project Lead
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.
Vinay Kumar
Co-op
Currently, He is a Master's student at Northeastern University majoring in Computer systems and software. He started my co-op at MOC in the Monitoring team to collect data sets from various layers of the cloud and make them available for analysis. He is very excited to explore the insights in cloud computing and contribute to the OpenStack.
Radoslav Milanov
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Radoslav Milanov is a senior systems engineer with many years of experience in various areas - data center operations, cloud computing, networking, monitoring, deployment automation. Before joining MOC he worked more...
Sirushti Murugesan
Research Assistant
Sirushti Murugesan is a Computer Science graduate student at Northeastern University currently working as a Research Assistant at the Massachusetts Open Cloud. His interests predominantly lie in Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing. Previously, he worked as a Cloud engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise primarily contributing upstream to the OpenStack Orchestration project.
Kristi Nikolla
Software Engineer
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.
Piyanai Saowarattitada
Director of Engineering
Piyanai Saowarattitada is the Director for MOC Engineering & Infrastructure. Prior to joining the MOC in January 2015, she spent her system software engineering career at Hewlett Packard in project leadership roles. Some of the projects include Virtual Switch and more...
Jennifer Stacy
Associate Director
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...
Shuwen (Jethro) Sun
Research Assistant
I am currently a research assistant within MOC. My research interests lie in networking and distributed systems, more specifically, I focus on understanding the behaviors of distributed systems.
Sahil Tikale
HaaS
Hi, I am a 2nd year Doctoral Student in Computer Science Department at Boston University. Currently, I am associated with Massachusetts Open Cloud initiative under the supervision of Dr. Orran Krieger and Dr. Azer Bestavros. I have a Master's more...
Leo Tomatsu
Intern
I am studying Computer Science with interests in Computer Systems. I am a new intern looking forward to learning the infrastructure of OpenStack!
Ata Turk
Post Doc./PTL : BigData and Monitor
Dr. Ata Turk received his PhD degree from the Computer Science (CS) Department at Bilkent in September, 2012, as a member of the Parallel and Distributed Computing Lab. His research areas include information retrieval, cloud computing systems, more...
Evan Weinberg
Post Doc./PTL : HPC
Dr. Evan Weinberg received his PhD degree from the Physics Department at Boston University in September, 2015, under advisors Prof. Claudio Rebbi and Prof. Richard Brower. He currently has a joint postdoctoral researcher position between the MOC more...
Hang Xu
Software Engineer
Hang Xu graduated from Boston University in May 2016 with double majors in computer science and statistics. Currently, he works at MOC as a software engineer starting from 2017. He interned at MOC in summer 2015 and contributed to the MOC UI project. Also, he is a contributor to the Hil project.
Amin Mosayyebzadeh
Student Intern
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.
Gerardo Ravago
Consultant
Gerardo completed his MS in Computer Engineering at Boston University in May 2016 and has been. During that time he was working in industry for an embedded systems company building hardware debuggers. During the nights and weekends he worked with the MOC cultivating an interest in cloud computing, distributed systems, and cyber security.
Lily Sturmann
Student Intern
Lily is a Master's student in software engineering at Harvard University Extension School and a student intern at MOC, where she is working with the tracing team on dynamic instrumentation of distributed systems. Her interests include systems programming, open source software, and technologies that promote people's autonomy over their systems and data. She is excited to be part of the MOC team.
Charles Thao
Intern
Charles Thao is an undergraduate student in Computer Engineering. He currently works with the Center of Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. His other interests include cloud computing and application development.
Huzefa Mandviwala
Infrastructure Intern
Huzefa is a junior studying Computer Engineering at BU. His interests include cloud computing, embedded systems, and computer design. When he isn't furiously debugging, Huzefa loves to hike and rock climb.
Azer Bestavros
MOC Business & Strategy
Azer Bestavros is Professor and former Chair (2000-2007) of the BU Computer Science Department, which he joined in 1991 after completing his PhD at Harvard. His research contributions in the broad areas of networking and distributed systems more...
Peter Desnoyers
MOC PI
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...
Orran Krieger
MOC Project Lead
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.
John Goodhue
MOC Business & Strategy
John Goodhue is a business and technical leader with 30 years experience in networking and high performance computing. He has held senior engineering management, general management, and technology leadership positions at established organizations such Cisco more...
Piyanai Saowarattitada
MOC Team Lead
Piyanai Saowarattitada is the Director for MOC Engineering & Infrastructure. Prior to joining the MOC in January 2015, she spent her system software engineering career at Hewlett Packard in project leadership roles. Some of the projects include Virtual Switch and more...
Azer Bestavros
Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director, Hariri Instittute, Boston University
Azer Bestavros is Professor and former Chair (2000-2007) of the BU Computer Science Department, which he joined in 1991 after completing his PhD at Harvard. His research contributions in the broad areas of networking and distributed systems more...
Glenn Bresnaham
Director, Scientific Computing and Visualization, Boston University
Glenn Bresnahan is Strategic Projects Lead for Research Computing Services within Boston University’s Information Services and Technology. Prior to his current role, Bresnahan served as Executive Director of Research Computing Services and Director of Scientific more...
Jack Costanza
Assistant Director, Infrastructure, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Goodhue
Executive Director, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)
John Goodhue is a business and technical leader with 30 years experience in networking and high performance computing. He has held senior engineering management, general management, and technology leadership positions at established organizations such Cisco and BBN, and has been on the early management teams for several startup companies. John holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chris Hill
Principal Research Engineer, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris Hill specializes in Earth and planetary computational science. He is interested in the application of large-scale computation to all aspects of understanding Earth and planetary systems. He was a founding developer of the M.I.T. General Circulation Model (MITgcm), a numerical simulation tool used for a wide range of basic science and applied more...
Keith Moran
Chief Technology Officer, University of Massachusetts
Keith Moran is the CTO of the University of Massachusetts President's Office. He is responsible for the technical aspects of the university’s centralized shared services platforms. His responsibilities include mission critical applications in the areas of finance, HR/payroll, more...
Larry Rudolph
Vice President, Research Labs, Two Sigma
Tracy Schroeder
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Information Services & Technology, Boston University
Tracy Schroeder joined Boston University as Vice President of Information Services and Technology in July 2009. In that capacity she has responsibility for networking and telecommunications, systems infrastructure, communication and collaboration services, more...
Rajiv Shridhar
Director of Systems and Research Infrastructure, Information Technology Services, Northeastern University
Rajiv Shridhar is the director of systems and research infrastructure in Northeastern University’s Information Technology Services division, where he oversees the design and delivery of highly resilient infrastructure services, including data centers, servers, more...
Jim Culbert
MGHPCC
Chris Hill
MIT/MRI
Paul
MIT/MRI
Jonathan Proulx
CSAIL
Garrett Wolfman
CSAIL
Anand
NEU
Nilay
NEU
Charles Von Lichtenberg
BU
Mike Dugan
BU
Wayne Gilmore
BU
Joe Fontecchio
University of Massachusetts
Nick Amento
Harvard
Wjdan Alharthi
Boston University Student
Jonathan Bell
Sourabh Bollapragada
MOC
Ruoyu Chen
Northeastern University Student
Ravisantosh Gudimetla
Red Hat
Kyle Hogan
MIT Ph.D student
Eric Juma
Laura Kamfonik
Akamai
Shashank Katlaparthi
Red Hat
Akshaya Khare
Northeastern University Student
Huy Le
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Hua Li
Amazon/Software Engineer
Qingqing Li
Kyle Liberti
Red Hat
Minying Lu
PwC/Cybersecurity Consultant
Dimitri Makrigiorgos
Boston University Student
Gen Ohta
WayFair/Data Scientist
Rahul Sharma
Akamai/Software Engineer
George Silvis
Google/Software Engineer
Anuj Thakur
Charles River Development/Software Engineer
Absari Woldeyesus
Intrepid Pursuits/Android Developer
Yue Zhang
Staples/Data Scientist
Ian Denhardt
Consultant/Self Employed
Gwendolyn Edgar
MIT Student
Tammy Qiu
Boston University Student
Logan Bernard
Co Studio/partner
Andrew Mohan
Athena Health/Senior Software Engineer
Daniel Kamalic
GNS Healthcare/Cloud Architect
Will Tome
Red Hat/Sr. Solutions Architect
Valerie Young
Athena Health/Software Engineer
Shiran Sukumar
Amazon/Software Engineer
Mengyuan Sun
MIT Student
Ankita Gupta
Philips/Software Engineer
Rohit Kumar
Cambridge Semantics Inc./Cloud Software Engineer
Jason Henessey
Researcher at NetApp