Emin Gün Sirer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ava Labs. He works on self-organizing systems, which span operating systems, networking, and distributed systems. Most of his research emphasizes building systems based on principled reasons for their correct functioning. His current projects involve a novel secure operating system and system infrastructure for high-performance cloud computing applications. He likes building things, especially systems that have some principled reason for why they should work.