Rafik Fahem holds a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. In 2009, he contributed to the Eclipse Tracing and Monitoring Framework. His main interests are in Linux kernel development and in tracing, performance optimisation and debugging in both userspace and kernel space. He is now working on kernel support for GDB tracepoints, and tracepoint performance optimisation, while pursuing his master's degree at Polytechnique Montreal within the Distributed Open Reliable Systems Analysis Lab (DORSAL).