FREDERIK VANDEPUTTE is a research engineer in the IP Platforms Research Program in Bell Labs in Antwerp, Belgium. He obtained his master's degree in Computer Science in 2003 at Ghent University, Belgium, developing a link-time optimizer for the IA64 architecture during his master's thesis. In 2008, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science at Ghent University for doing research on characterizing and exploiting the time-varying behavior of applications on multi-configuration processor architectures. In 2008, he did a joint research project with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs at Ghent University, focusing on software parallelization, and evaluating the real-time capabilities, scheduling efficiency and performance of the Linux operating system. He joined Bell Labs in 2009, continuing his work on software parallelization for many-core as well as heterogeneous architectures for media processing applications. During this work, he created a graph-based description and processing framework for efficiently developing and deploying real-time media applications on modern hardware. From 2012 onwards, he started working on efficiently deploying media processing applications in the network and studying the feasibility and impact of using hardware accelerators in such environments. His current research topics include heterogeneous clouds, network functions virtualization, performance optimization and predictability. He is currently also work package leader of the FUSION FP7 project involving service-oriented networking for demanding real-time media applications, and is author or co-author of over a dozen papers in international conferences and journals.