Mark Moraes both leads and contributes directly to a large part of the engineering and systems development work conducted at DESRES. Mark returned to the D. E. Shaw group in 2004 after spending several years designing systems management products at two Bay Area startups—Pointrex, where he was a Founder and CTO, and Tapstone, where he served as CTO. During his previous stint with the D. E. Shaw group, he was responsible for Juno Online Services' architecture and technical team, as well as for developing systems and network infrastructure for D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. Mark received an M.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, both in electrical engineering.