Kaustubh Joshi aka KJ is a Lead Inventive Scientist AT&T Labs-Research in Bedminster NJ, working on cloud platforms for NFV. Before joining AT&T, KJ received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.Eng degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University, India. KJ's expertise is in systems (and mathematical modeling of systems): operating systems, networked systems, distributed systems, you name it. At AT&T, he has had extensive experience in NFV, virtualization and operating systems, and both wired and wireless networks. These days, he thinks about how to adapt to cloud computing platforms based on x86 (like Openstack) to meet the demands of high performance network applications. Besides enjoying hacking on systems code, KJ also likes to keep in touch with his academic roots by publishing at and serving on the programming committees of leading conferences on dependability and systems. He also enjoys teaching ocassionally, all ages ranging from Columbia PhD students to 1st graders, about computers, coding, and operating systems (though he did once manage to restrain himself from trying to teach operating systems to 1st graders).