Dr. Ravi Nair is a researcher at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he has helped in the architecture and design of a number of processors. He has worked in the areas of computer architecture, performance analysis, multiprocessor virtualization, design automation, and testing, and has several publications, patents, and IBM awards in these areas. He has co-authored a book on "Virtual Machines". His current interests include large scale system design, processor microarchitecture, and approximate computing. Dr. Nair graduated with a B.Tech. degree in electronics and electrical communication from IIT Kharagpur and with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spent a sabbatical year at Princeton University and has also taught at Columbia University. Dr. Nair is a Distinguished Research Staff Member, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and a Fellow of the IEEE.