Michael (Mike) Kozuch is a Principal Engineer for Intel Corporation whose interests include computer architecture and system software. He is currently managing Intel's participation in the Open Cirrus program and investigating data center management through a research effort called Tashi. One of the outcomes of the Tashi research project is the development of an open source cluster management system for cloud computing on big data also called Tashi. He is also a principal investigator on the Log-Based Architectures project. Prior to those efforts, Mike was the principal investigator for the Internet Suspend/Resume (ISR) project, which has continued at Carnegie Mellon University under the direction of M. Satyanarayanan.
Mike received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Penn State University in 1992, a M.A. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1994, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1997. His dissertation, entitled Video Service Systems for Networked Video Libraries was completed under the direction of Professors Wayne Wolf and Andrew Wolfe.
Immediately after receiving his doctoral degree, Michael joined the Microprocessor Research Labs of Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR. From 1997 to 1999, Michael contributed to the development of SoftSDV, a full-system simulator for PC-compatible machines. This project enabled developers at Intel to simulate the execution of new microprocessors in the context of a complete system.
Michael transferred his experience from the development of SoftSDV to a research effort investigating the use of virtual machines in modern computer systems. This effort eventually led to the development of Intel Virtualization Technology and Intel Trusted Execution Technology. During this research effort (1999-2001), Michael co-authored approximately twenty patent applications in the area of virtual machine technology. In September 2001, Michael joined the Intel Research lab in Pittsburgh, PA which is situated on the Carnegie Mellon Univeristy campus, and he remained in that location through the lab's transformation into the home of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Cloud Computing in 2011.