Mark Charney is a Principal Engineer in Intel's Software and Solutions Group, working in Hudson, Massachusetts. Mark joined Intel in 2002 after working for a couple of years at Transmeta, a startup that specialized in binary translation. Prior to that Mark worked at IBM Research for 5 years. Mark works on emulation of new instructions in support of the compiler and architecture teams. Mark also works on decoding and encoding instructions in software in his XED project. XED is used by Pin and other software tools within Intel and is available externally on the Pin web site. Mark has a PhD from Cornell University and a BSE from Princeton University. Mark holds several patents and is a recipient of the Intel Achievement Award for his work on the Pin project. When he is not working, Mark enjoys playing softball, and chess although he is not very good at either.