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NILTON BILA

Research Scientist, Strategist

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I am a research scientist, strategist, and builder of cloud platforms at IBM. My work advances the state of the art in cloud security, systems reliability, configuration management, virtualization, power management, and mobile computing. Some of it now lives in production commercial clouds.
I am a co-founder of the storied IBM Vulnerability Advisor, a cloud security assessment service which ensures that containers and images deployed in the IBM Cloud are safe from software vulnerabilities, malware and misconfigurations. As its technical lead, I spearheaded the successful integration of the Vulnerability Advisor into the IBM public cloud (a contemporaneous demo is found here), and subsequently into IBM Cloud Private.
In a past life, I built the Jettison energy-oriented VM consolidation system, the PageTailor Web customization framework, among other things. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, and a research collaborator at Bell Labs.


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