Current Position- PhD student at Clarkson University (clarkson.edu)
Xen Involvement - In October of 2003, Xen was announced on Slashdot (original article).
Shortly after at the 19th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP), which was attended by my advisor, Jeanna Matthews, the Xen team presented Xen to the world. I was part of a team of students at Clarkson University that was very impressed by the performance numbers that the Xen team had obtained, so we set out to setup Xen at Clarkson and repeat these results. In July of 2004, our team from Clarkson presented "Xen and the Art of Repeated Research" at the USENIX '04 Annual Technical Conference. Clarkson Xen Labs
I was then part of the the team that wrote "Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization" (Running Xen).
I was one of the trainers at a Xen training session at USENIX in 2008
My research is based on using virtualization to improve desktop security. For more information click here.
In my spare time, I enjoy helping on the xen mailing lists. Simply search
Todd Deshane on Xen Markmail Search Tool
Thoughts on Xen - Xen is a great platform to do research on. The performance of Xen guests make it a very interesting open source virtualization platform.
For more information about Todd, start at his website.