Google (R&D researcher for virtualization)
Ronald Minnich is a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google. Dr. Minnich received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Delaware, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Google, he was a technical staff team lead at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then joined Sandia National Laboratories as a distinguished member of the technical staff. Dr. Minnich has been writing firmware for 40 years, starting with the z80 and 6800. He’s also a long time contributor in the Unix, BSD, Plan 9, and Linux communities. He started the LinuxBIOS project in 1999, which was renamed to coreboot in 2008 and is now used in tens of millions of Chromebooks. A more recent effort, LinuxBoot, is now part of the Linux Foundation and aims to bring the benefits of a full Linux kernel to several firmware environments, including coreboot, u-boot, and UEFI.