Derek Chiou is a Partner Architect at Microsoft where he leads the Azure Cloud Silicon team working on FPGAs and ASICs for data center applications and infrastructure, and a researcher in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin. Until 2016, he was an associate professor at UT. His research areas are novel uses of FPGAs, high performance computer simulation, rapid system design, computer architecture, parallel computing, Internet router architecture, and network processors. Before going to UT, Dr. Chiou was a system architect and lead the performance modeling team at Avici Systems, a manufacturer of terabit core routers. Dr. Chiou received his Ph.D., S.M. and S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.