Bala Sivakumar is a Program Manager in the Media team of the Operating Systems Group. He loves multimedia with a passion and cannot believe he is paid to do what he does! Fascinated by Image Processing in high school, he followed it into an adventure involving multimedia protocol stacks and into a graduate degree in video processing and computer vision. His love of music led him astray into the wonderful world of audio where he is exploring new adventures involving consumers, professionals and creative audiences. He sometimes sneaks back into the world of video as a guilty pleasure, but is too enamored by audio to be gone for long.