Director, Data Intensive Distributed Computing Laboratory
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
338-J Davis Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-2000
Email: tkosar (at) buffalo.edu
BiographyMy research focus is data-intensive distributed computing, with applications in eScience, Grids, Clouds, and collaborative computing systems. My work includes cyberinfrastructure design and development; end-to-end data and workflow management; I/O optimization, modeling, and scheduling; distributed storage management; and coordination of computation and I/O in distributed environments. I designed and developed the Stork distributed data scheduling system currently used by institutions worldwide; and the PetaShare distributed storage network that managed more than 700 Terabytes of storage located across nine university campuses in Louisiana. I am currently working on a Cloud-hosted data transfer scheduling and optimization service, called StorkCloud.
- Best Paper Award, ICECCO'13 "Parallel & Distributed Systems" Track, 2013
- Best Paper Award, IEEE/ACM SC'12 NDM Workshop, 2012
- NSF CAREER Award, 2009
- Bussiness Report's Top 40 Under 40, 2009
- LSU Rainmaker Award, 2009
- LSU Flagship Faculty, 2009
- 1012 Corridor Young Scientist, 2009
- LSU College of Basic Sciences Research Award, 2009
- LSU CCT Faculty of the Year, 2008
D. Yin, E. Yildirim, S. Kulasekaran, B. Ross, and T. Kosar. A Data Throughput Prediction and Optimization Service for Widely Distributed Many-Task Computing.
In IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.22 No.6 (2011) pp.899-909.
E. Yildirim, D. Yin, and T. Kosar. Prediction of Optimal Parallelism Level in Wide Area Data Transfers.
In IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.22 No.12 (2011) pp.2033-2045.
T. Kosar, M. Balman, E. Yildirim, S. Kulasekaran and B. Ross.
Stork Data Scheduler: Mitigating the Data Bottleneck in e-Science.
In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol.369 (2011), pp. 3254-3267.
T. Kosar, I. Akturk, M. Balman, and X. Wang.
PetaShare: A Reliable, Efficient, and Transparent Distributed Storage Management System.
In Scientific Programming Journal (SPJ), Vol. 19 No.1 (2011), pp.27-43.
A full list of publications can be found here.