Moo-Ryong Ra joined AT&T Labs Research in 2013 and is now working as a Principal Inventive Scientist in Cloud Platform Software Research department. He is broadly interested in solving challenging problems related to cloud platforms and software-defined storage systems. His recent projects span across multiple areas – storage-centric hardware/software design for AT&T’s Integrated Cloud and Edge Cloud, high performance storage with RDMA networking, video storage and delivery, data deduplication for distributed storage systems and enabling faster recovery of erasure-coded storage, etc. He earned a PhD degree in the Computer Science Department at University of Southern California (USC). During his graduate study, he collaborated with other top-notch research labs such as Microsoft Research and Intel Labs in the area of mobile cloud computing. When opportunities arise, every now and then he teaches undergraduate/graduate courses in the ECE department at Rutgers University.