Svilen Kanev is an engineer at Google, working on translating datacenter performance analysis insights into performance and TCO gains. He is broadly interested in anything that straddles the hardware-software interface. In a prior life, he got a B.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard at 2012 and 2016. During that time, he published a few papers, wrote an x86 simulator, and did too many internships to keep track of at Google, Microsoft Research and Intel VSSAD.