David Ott is a Senior Researcher at VMware Research and co-directs VMware’s Academic Program. VMAP is the external research arm of VMware, bringing together top academic researchers and company technical leaders to better understand areas of disruptive technology, and to explore new areas of innovation. David often works at the intersection of computer systems, security, communications, and software. Prior to joining VMware in 2016, David worked as a Research Director for Intel Labs where he led industry-university research collaborations as part of the University Research Office. David led initiatives in a wide array of topics including 5G, SDN, trusted computing, digital video, FPGAs, security and cryptography, and more. David is a Ph.D. graduate in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill.