Portrait of Ioan Stefanovici

Ioan Stefanovici

Postdoctoral Researcher


I’m a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Systems and Networking Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. I am currently working on Project Silica, where we are developing the first-ever storage technology designed and built from the ground up for the cloud, by using femtosecond lasers to store data in glass. I have a broad interest in computer systems, in particular in large-scale data center systems and storage. I received my PhD (CS, 2016), MSc (CS, 2012), and HBSc (CS, 2010) from the University of Toronto. During my PhD, my research focused on improving system reliability, controllability, and programmability, as well as reducing the impact of large-scale systems on the environment. I am also the Microsoft Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, at the University of Cambridge.