Flavio Junqueira holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. He is interested in various aspects of distributed systems, including distributed algorithms, concurrency, and scalability. He is an active contributor of Apache projects, such as Apache ZooKeeper (PMC and committer), Apache BookKeeper (committer), and Apache Kafka. He is currently a member of the technical staff in Confluent, and in the past he was a researcher in Microsoft Research and Yahoo! Research.