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My 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.

Selected Awards:

  • UB CSE Senior Faculty Teaching Award, 2016
  • 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

Selected Publications:

A full list of publications can be found here.