Dr. Mukund Buddhikot -- is a researcher and architect with over 15 years of experience in processors, memory and I/O internals, protocols and design. He is a PhD from University of Texas at Austin with focus on multiprocessors with optical interconnects. As Director of Hardware at Tundra Systems, he is working on exascale systems for financial, big data and supercomputing applications. Dr. Mukund is collaborating on novel architectures for optical processing, machine learning techniques for design optimization and patenting the ideas.