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My research focuses on applying advanced AI/ML techniques to optimize the performance, scalability, and sustainability of distributed computing systems and big-data analytics pipelines. My significant contributions are in the areas of geo-distributed data analytics, performance and energy efficiency in large-scale distributed systems, wide-area distributed coordination, network and I/O optimization, and end-to-end dataflow management. I designed and developed the Stork distributed data scheduling system which is used by institutions worldwide; and the PetaShare distributed storage network that managed close to a Petabyte of storage located across nine university campuses in Louisiana. I am currently working on data scheduling and optimization as a cloud-hosted service (OneDataShare); and energy-efficient data transfers for green Internet (GreenDataFlow). Major application areas of my research include genomics, health sciences, emergency response, high-energy physics, and environmental sciences.

Selected Awards:

  • UB Exceptional Scholar: Sustained Achievement Award, 2020
  • UB CSE Outstanding Service Award, 2019
  • IEEE Region-I Technological Innovation Award, 2019
  • UB SEAS Senior Researcher of the Year, 2018
  • UB SEAS Senior Teacher of the Year, 2018
  • IBM Research Award, 2017
  • UB CSE Senior Faculty Research Award, 2017
  • UB CSE Senior Faculty Teaching Award, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, ICECCO 2013
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE/ACM SC'12 NDM Workshop, 2012
  • Google Research Award, 2011
  • 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 Award, 2008

Selected Publications:

A full list of publications can be found here.