Karthik Pattabiraman received his MS and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2004 and 2009 respectively. Dr. Pattabiraman joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2010 after spending a post-doctoral year at Microsoft Research (Redmond). He has also worked at IBM Research and Los Alamos National Labs, USA. Dr. Pattabiraman's interests include fault-tolerant and secure computer systems, programming languages, and web applications. Dr. Pattabiraman was awarded the William C. Carter award for the best paper at the IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2008.