Padmanabhan (Babu) Pillai is a Senior Research Engineer at Intel Labs and is a researcher at the Intel Science and Technology Center on Cloud Computing at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined Intel Labs Pittsburgh in September, 2003, after finishing his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he worked with Prof. Kang Shin at the Real-Time Computing Lab (RTCL). He received his M.S. from U. Michigan in 1999, and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1996 from Carnegie Mellon University.