Todd Deshane is a Ph.D. student in engineering science from Clarkson University. He also has a Master of Science
in computer science and a Bachelor of Science in software engineering from Clarkson. While at Clarkson
University, he has had a variety of research publications, many involving Xen. In 2005 a project that was
based on Todd's Master's thesis, an open source collaborative, large database explorer, won first place
in the UNISYS TuxMasters Invitational. Todd's primary academic and research interests are in the area of
operating system technologies, such as virtual machine monitors, high availability, and file systems.
His doctoral dissertation focuses on using these technologies to provide desktop users with an
attack-resistant experience, with automatic and autonomic recovery from viruses, worms, and adverse
system modifications. During his Ph.D. years, Todd has been a teaching assistant and an IBM Ph.D.
Fellowship recipient. At IBM Todd has worked on internship projects involving Xen and IBM technologies.
Todd enjoys teaching, tutoring, and helping people. Todd is a co-author of the book
Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization.