My name is Rob Lyerly and I’m currently a Ph.D. student in computer engineering in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. My adviser is Dr. Binoy Ravindran, who runs the Systems Software Research Group. My interests lie at the intersection of software and hardware; in particular, I enjoy understanding and building systems software for new and emerging systems. My research involves building operating systems, compilers and runtimes for emerging heterogeneous-ISA systems. I work on the Popcorn Linux team, a replicated-kernel operating system and development platform designed for scalability and programmability on emerging multi/many-core and heterogeneous-ISA systems.