Felix Kogan is a member of DESRES’s systems team. He holds a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from Tashkent State Technical University in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Felix was a Senior UNIX and Network Systems Engineer at D. E. Shaw & Co. from 1998 to 2011, where he was instrumental in leading the firm’s email security and maintenance team. He later worked as a Senior UNIX Low Latency Systems Engineer at RBC Capital Markets, after which he joined Bridgewater Associates as a Senior UNIX Associate. While at Bridgewater, Felix provided technical leadership and managed interactions between research, trading, networking, and IT for various projects. Prior to joining DESRES, Felix was a Senior UNIX Engineer at the Credit Suisse Group where, among a number of other initiatives, he designed, developed, and built their research lab in cloud-based environments. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, archery and hiking with his family.