Mr. Todd Proebsting is Department Head and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona. Mr. Proebsting worked for Microsoft for fifteen years, and is the Founder of Microsoft's efforts in using prediction markets to help forecast future events. He received his B.S. in Business Administration and Operations & Management from Lincoln University. Mr. Proebsting's research interests include cloud computing, programmer productivity and making resources even more accessible to developers. His knowledge on Cloud computing enables people to harness the power of networked resources productively and can overcome the inherent complexities of large-scale processing done on commodity hardware, allowing applications to scale elastically and reliably. This software knowledge allows Mr. Proebsting to focus on investigating how to get rid of all the clutter in most statically-checked computer programs without sacrificing the benefits of static analysis.