Alaa Youssef manages the Container Cloud Platform team at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His research focus is on cloud computing, secure distributed systems, and continuous delivery of large software systems. He has authored and co-authored many technical publications, and holds over a dozen issued patents. Dr. Youssef is a senior architect who has held multiple technical and management positions in IBM Research, and in Services in multiple geographies. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, Virginia, and his MSc in Computer Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt.