Alexander Totok was born in Moscow, Russia (USSR at the time). He graduated with Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University in 2006. Previously, he received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from Moscow State University. Alexander works as a Software Engineer at Google. Before that, he worked as a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Alexander's interests span across several areas of distributed computing systems and World Wide Web. He has authored more than a dozen of research papers in the areas of Computer Science and Mathematics. Alexander resides in New York City. Find him at www.totok.info.