Welcome Welcome to my minimalist homepage. I’m Alexander Pucher, Founding Engineer at StarTree. Our cloud platform powers realtime analytics at global scale with Apache Pinot. (Looking for the cloud workload traces? Cloud Traces and Production Workloads) About. Before StarTree.ai and LinkedIn I received my PhD at UC Santa Barbara. Before that I spent time at Vienna University of Technology and UC San Diego. Blog. I occasionally add articles to my professional blog. (very occasionally) Contact. To get in touch, please also feel free to comment or send me an email. Projects. A list of academic, professional and other projects I’m involved in – or have been at some point in the past. Research. My research interest is complexity in distributed computer systems arising from large scale and diverse environments.