Alex Kirshenbaum had joined the Microsoft Corporation’s Windows Performance Team as a Software Design Engineer in 2004 after graduating with a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University. Since then, he had worked on a number of Windows performance enhancing features including speculative boot-time data prefetching, external flash caching (ReadyBoost) and real-time memory content management (Superfetch).
Alex had also served as a Performance Analyst for various software components across the company with focus on on/off power transitions and secondary storage performance. In 2006, he became involved with performance issue investigation and analysis for Microsoft partners and worked several years as a Senior Performance Analyst on the Windows Partner Engagement team. Alex had also worked on the Windows Assessment & Deployment Kit (ADK) creating automated diagnostics and analysis tools for performance and efficiency issues. Alex holds seven patents in the space of performance-enhancing technology and automated performance analysis.