Muli Ben-Yehuda is the CTO and co-founder of Lightbits Labs, a startup developing infrastructure for hyperscale clouds. He was previously chief scientist at Stratoscale and researcher and master inventor at IBM Research. He has co-authored over forty academic publications and holds over thirty U.S. patents in such areas as machine and I/O virtualization, cloud computing, and operating system and hypervisor design and implementation. He holds a Master of Science in computer science, summa cum laude, from the Technion and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the Open University of Israel. He is also an inactive Linux kernel maintainer.