Sahil Tikale is a PhD candidate in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University co-advised by Prof. Orran Krieger, Prof. Larry Rudolph, Prof. David Starobinsky and Prof. Peter Desnoyers. He is broadly interested in design, building and evaluation of cloud-scale systems. Currently his research is focused on building a multi-provider cloud that uses market based economic models for trading bare-metal servers within a colocated data-center. He has been a core member of the Elastic Secure Infrastructure (ESI) group at the Mass Open Cloud and has also spent two summers interning at the Boston office of Red Hat Open Innovation Labs. Prior to beginning his PhD, he worked in industry for six years, designing and managing critical IT infrastructure for clients in banking, government and research sectors in India and Singapore.