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
My name is Ian Ballou and I am a computer engineering student here at Boston University. My hometown is Essex Junction, Vermont, and a few of my hobbies are tinkering, snowboarding, and playing guitar. I am looking forward to working with all of you!
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.
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
Student Intern
Jeremy is a current undergraduate student at Boston University, studying computer science and linguistics. His primary role at the MOC is the investigation of federation of virtual networks in support of the OCX model. His other engagements include enabling big data workflows at the MOC and building data pipelines to monitor all layers of the cloud.
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
Junior Software Egineer
Hang Xu graduated from Boston University in May 2016 with double majors in computer science and statistics. Currently, he works at MOC as a junior 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.
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
student intern
Wjdan is a Software Engineering intern at the Massachusetts Open Cloud working on Openstack development for the Mix&Match Federation project. She's a junior at Boston University majoring in Computer Science and more...
Hua Li
MOCMon
I'm now working as a Software Engineer at WayFair. I will be working as a full-stack developer using PHP, JavaScript, SQL DB, etc, involved in frontend to backend development of wayfair.com.
Huy Le
MOCMon
I'm very interested in VR/AR and super computing. I'm currently working as an iOS developer intern at Education First. After graduation, I'm planning on working as a Software Developer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on HPSS (High Performance Storage System) for effectively storing the lab's petabytes of data.
Ravisantosh Gudimetla
Co-op/PTL: BMI
Ravi is an intern at Mass Open Cloud Project working on Bare-Metal Imaging project. He is currently doing his Master’s at Northeastern University in Computer Science. Prior to that he worked at Oracle and Dell as an Application Engineer for close to 4 years.
Shashank Katlaparthi
Research Assistant
Graduate Research Assistant at Massachusetts Open Cloud(MOC) in the DevOps team. He was previously a DevOps Engineer-Intern at Oracle, primarily worked on the Cloud and Networking aspects. He is passionate about Cloud computing and the employment of DevOps principles and wish to pursue a career in these exciting fields.
Akshaya Khare
Co-op
Akshaya is a Masters student at Northeastern University majoring in Computer Science. He started his internship at MOC after completing the Cloud Computing course under Professor Desnoyers and Professor Krieger. He was working on the continuous integration of internal projects using Jenkins and Openshift. Along with that he worked on Setting up Openshift for general usage, and currently working on providing container environment for BMI developers.
Kyle Liberti
Abesari Woldeyesus
Minying Lu
Student Intern
Minying Lu was a senior in Computer Engineering department and an intern of MOC since February 2015. She was part of Keystone to Keystone Mix and Match Federation project and works on Tempest(OpenStack test suit) related tasks and virtual Hadoop cluster provisioning on OpenStack. She was also a contributor of the Open Source Bigtop project.
Yue Zhang
Qingqing Li
Student Intern
Qingqing Li was a master student in Computer Engineering department at Boston University. She was an intern of MOC since September of 2015. She is now working on her master project with the Monitoring team in building up the Monitoring infrastructure for MOC. She will be joining the software engineering team at Zoominfo in Waltham Mass. in June 2016.
Gen Ohta
Student Intern
Gen Ohta is a junior majoring in computer engineering at Northeastern University. He is currently on co-op at the Massachusetts Open Cloud and is part of the monitoring team. Previously, he worked for the US government and at a startup providing a cloud-to-cloud backup solution for SaaS applications.
Dimitri Makrigiorgos
Student Intern
Dimitri Makrigiorgos is an intern at the MOC and is working on the MOCMON project. He is a rising Junior at Boston University pursuing a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Biology. Previously, Dimitri worked as an administrative manager at a research project at the Boston Medical Center. Dimitri will travel to Singapore to study computer science at the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore this fall.
George Silvis III
Software Engineer/ PTL : Mix&Match Federation
George Silvis, III has worked at the MOC since June 2014. He was on the HaaS team for its first release, and now leads the Openstack "Mix and Match" resource federation team. Other interests include computer security and cryptography. He graduated from more...
Rahul Sharma
Co-op
Rahul is an OpenStack and Docker enthusiast working as an intern at MOC. He works on managing, automating and adding new features to the production Openstack. His key areas of interest include cloud computing and networking. He is a final year Master's student at Northeastern University. Prior to this, he has worked as a developer for Cisco on their virtualized firewall product.
Anuj Thakur
Co-op
Anuj Thakur is Master's Student in Computer Science at Northeastern University. He is working as a Co-op student at Massachusetts Open Cloud since January 2016. He is currently working with the Evan on the HPC team.
Laura Kamfonik
Infrastructure Engineer
Laura received an M.Eng in Computer Engineering from Boston University in May 2015 and joined the MOC team a few weeks later. She currently tackles a mixture of operations and development tasks, and also serves as the point person for the MOC’s physical infrastructure at MGHPCC. Her position is shared with Boston University’s Research Computing Services.