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  • Bo Feng was a pre-doctoral research associate at the SCS laboratory. He received his bachelor degree in engineering from China Agricultural University and his Master degree from IIT. His research is in parallel I/O, parallel file systems and storage.

  • Dr. Yuhang Liu was a postdoctoral researcher at the SCS laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degrees in computer architecture from Beihang University in 2013. He is a member of China Computer Federation(CCF) and IEEE. His research interests include scalable parallel and distributed processing, memory system, performance evaluation and optimization.

  • Dr. Shuibing He was a postdoctoral researcher at the SCS laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Dec. 2009 from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research areas include Parallel Computer Architecture, distributed storage and file systems, embedded system.

  • Dr. Dawei Wang was a postdoctoral researcher at the SCS laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Fall 2009 from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research areas include Parallel Computer Architecture, Large Scale Interconnection Networks, Architectural Simulation & Emulation, Reconfigurable Computing, and Embedded Systems.

  • Jibing Li was a Research Associate at the SCS laboratory. He received his Master Degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2011. His research focused on parallel file systems and data access pattern.

  • Carlos Sanchez Gomez was a Research Associate at the SCS laboratory. He received his Master in Computer Science in 2011. His research focused on improving L2 cache memory performance.

  • Dr. Huaiming Song was a postdoctoral research associate at the SCS laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2009 from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests were Large Scale Data Intensive systems, including data organization, query processing and optimization. He was working on I/O performance optimizing of data intensive systems.

  • Huaiyu Zhu was a Research Associate at the SCS laboratory. He received his Master Degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2009. His research was focusing on hardware-based data prefetching mechanisms on cache level.

  • Dr. Yong Chen served as a senior research associate at the SCS laboratory for a period of nine months. He received his Ph.D. from IIT in Summer 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Xian-He Sun. His research interests are in the areas of memory systems, parallel I/O, and performance evaluations. He has received several awards for his dissertation research, including the prestigious IEEE/ACM HPC fellowship.

  • Dr. Surendra Byna moved to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, CA. He was a researcher at NEC Laboratories America in Princeton, NJ. At LBNL, he is a member of the Scientific Data Management group in the Computational Research Division. He was a student member and later a faculty member at our SCS Lab between 2000 and 2009. More information about his new coordinates and his research at LBNL.

  • Dr. Zhibin Fang was a postdoctoral researcher at the SCS laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Fall 2007 from the Institute of Computing Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research areas include Parallel Computer Architecture, and Performance Analysis and Optimization of Memory System and Interconnection of Networking. He was working on server push architecture to improve data access performance for High End Computing.

  • Dr. Ming Wu was a Ph.D. student at the SCS laboratory before he received his Ph.D. in Dec. 2006. From January 2007 to May 2007, he was a research assistant professor at the SCS laboratory. He initiated the study of realibility of high-end computing at SCS, which helped to land a Information Technology Research (ITR) grant from NSF in 2007 in research of fault tolerance of HEC.

  • Dr. Kasidit Chanchio received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University in Dec. 2000. He was a post doctoral researcher at the SCS laboratory from Oct. 2000 to August 2001. He leaded the SNOW project, which was later funded by NSF as one of the first nine projects supported by NSF Middleware initiative (NMI) in 2001.

  • Dr. Yu Zhuang received his Ph.D. in mathematics and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University in June and Dec., 2000, respectively. He was a visiting assistant professor at the SCS Lab. from April 2001 to August 2001. He joined the Computer Science Department at the Texas Technology University as an assistant professor in August, 2001. He worked on the HAPANS project which was supported in part by Offic of Naval Research.

  • Dr. Wu Zhang worked as a senior research associate at the SCS Laboratory from July 2000 to Oct. 2001. He worked on the HAPANS project and was supported in part by ONR and NSF. He come from Xian Jiaotong University, P.R.China, where he was a professor and the director of the Institute of Applied Mathematics. His research interest mainly involves numerical algorithms and CFD.

  • Dr. Xingfu Wu was a post-doctoral researcher at the SCS Lab. from Nov. 1998 to Nov. 1999. Dr. Wu received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree from Beijing Normal University in 1988 and 1993, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science form Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in March, 1997. Currently, he generated several publications during his stay. He is currenly a research faculty member in Department of Computer Science at the Texas A&M University. His research interests include performance evaluation, prediction and visualization of parallel systems, parallel programming environments and tools, algorithmical logic, mathematical logic, and parallel genetic algorithms.


Former Ph.D. Graduates

  • Xi Yang received his Ph.D. in 2016 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "An Integrated Data Access System for Big Computing."

  • Li Yu received his Ph.D. in 2016 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "Reliability and Energy Analysis for Extreme Scale Systems."

  • Yanlong Yin received his Ph.D. in 2014 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "Application-Aware Optimizations for Big Data Access."

  • Jingjin Wu received her Ph.D. in 2013 from Illinois Institute of Technology. Her dissertation is entitled "Performance Analysis and Optimization of Large-scale Scientific Applications."

  • Hui Jin received his Ph.D. in 2012 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "System Support for Resilience in Large-Scale Parallel Systems: From Checkpointing to MapReduce." He currently works in Oracle USA.

  • Wei Tang received his Ph.D. in 2012 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "An integrated job scheduling framework for production supercomputers."

  • Ziming Zheng received his Ph.D. in 2012 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "Log analysis for reliability managment in large-scale systems."

  • Yong Chen received his Ph.D. in 2009 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "A Hybrid Data Prefetching Architecture for Data-Access Efficiency." He is currently with the Computer Science and Mathematics Divisions, Oak Ridge National Laboratoryhe Computer Science and Mathematics Divisions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory .

  • Yawei Li recevied his Ph.D. in 2008 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His dissertation is entitled "Efficient Fault Management in High Performance Computing."

  • Cong Du recevied her Ph.D. in 2008 from Illinois Institute of Technology. Her dissertation is entitled "Dynamic Virtual Private Environment in a Shared Cyberspace."

  • Surendra Byna received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in Fall 2006. His dissertation is entitled Server-based Data Push Architecture for Data Access Performance Optimization."

  • Ming Wu received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Fall 2006 from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is interested in research areas of distributed systems, service oriented network computing, and performance evaluation. His dissertation is entitled System Support of Quality of Service in Shared Network Environments. He is currently with the Computer Division of Fermi National Accelarator Laboratory.

  • Dr. Vijay Gurbani received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Dec. 2004 from Illinois Institute of Technology. His research interests include distributed programming, Internet telephony services, and signaling protocols for Internet telephony. His dissertation is entitled Serivce Oriented Computing: Enabling Cross-Network Services between The Internet and The Telecommunications Network. He is a distinguished member of technical staff and Chief Architect at the Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs Innovations. Part of his dissertation research has become an IETF internet stadard (RFC3910).

  • Dr. Kasidit Chanchio received his Ph.D. in Dec. 2000. His dissertation is on Efficient Checkpointing in Heterogeneous Collaborative Environments: Representation, coordination, and Automation. After stayed at SCS for a short time as a post doctoral researcher, he joined the Computer Science and Mathematics Divisions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a member of research staff. Now he is serving as a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Thammasat University, THAILAND.

  • Dr. Yu Zhuang received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Dec. 2000 from Louisiana State University. His dissertation is entitled Stable, Globally Non-iterative, Non-overlapping Domain Decom position Methods for the Numerical Solution of Parabolic Evolutionary Systems. He has been an assistant/associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, Texas Tech University, since August 2001.

  • Kirk Cameron received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in Summer 2000. His dissertation is entitled Empirical and Statistical Application Modeling Using On-Chip Performance Monitors; He is cuurently an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Cameron received NSF CAREER award in 2003 and DoE CAREER award in 2004.


Former Master Graduates

  • Yongen Yu received his MS degree in Fall 2013. His Master project is entitled "PetaART: Toward Petascale Cosmological Simulations using the Adaptive Refinement Tree (ART) Code."

  • Ke Tao received his MS degree in Fall 2011. His Master project is entitled "Checkpointing Orchestration: Toward a Scalable HPC Fault-Tolerant Environment."

  • Jiexing Gu received her MS degree in Fall 2009. Her Master thesis is entitled "System Diagnosis and Prognosis of Failures in High Performance Computing Systems."

  • Sindhu Subramanya received her MS degree in Fall 2009. Her Master project is entitled "Optimizing Energy Consumption while Running I/O Intensive Workloads Using DVFS."

  • Dinagar Raghunathan received his MS degree in Fall 2009. His Master project is entitled "Evaluation of Interrupt Handling Mechanisms in Multi-core Environment."

  • Eduardo Berrocal received his MS degree in Fall 2009. His Master project is entitled "Exploring Pattern based Replacement Policies in MPI-IO Caching."

  • Huaiyu Zhu received his MS degree in Fall 2009. His Master project is entitled "Global-aware and Multi-order Context-based Data Prefetching."

  • Hui Jin received his MS degree in Fall 2008. His Master thesis is entitled "Performance under Failures of DAG-based Parallel Computing."

  • Prerak Shukla received his MS degree in Fall 2008. His Master project is entitled "Virtual Machines in Grid Environments: Dynamic Virtual Machines."

  • Petre Brotea received his MS degree in Spring 2008. His Master project is entitled "Grid-enabled Migration of Native Processes under Java Virtual Machine Environments."

  • Alaknantha Eswaradass received her MS degree in Spring 2005. Her thesis is entitled "Network Bandwidth Predictor (NBP) A System for Online Network Performance Forecasting."

  • Naga Kunderu received his MS degree in Fall 2004. His thesis is entitled "AEGIS: A Security Architecture for Mobile Devices."

  • Beulah Kurian Alunkal passed her MS defence in Nov. 2003. Her thesis is entitled Grid Eigen Trust, A Framework For Computing Reputation in Grids.

  • Balamurali Ananthan received his MS degree in summer 2003. His Master research is entitled "SLA Oriented QoS Management and Provisioning in Virtual Application Service."

  • Dinanath D. Sulakhe received his MS degree in summer 2003. His Master project is entitled "GNARE-GeNome Analysis Research Environment: a high-throughput server for genome analysis."

  • Patrick Wagstrom received his MS degree in summer 2003. His thesis is entitled Scarlet: A Framework for Context Aware Computing.

  • Xiaoshan He full filled the Master of Science requirement in summer 2002, with a research entitled "A QoS Guided Scheduling Model in Grid Environment." Currenly, she is a Ph.D. student of computer science (part time).

  • Rahul Pidaparti received his MS degree in summer 2002. His Master research is entitled "Matchmaker for Distributed Parallel Computing."

  • Antoine Nguyen received his MS degree in August, 2001. His thesis is entitled "Implementation of Scalable Tridiagonal Solvers for Ocean Simulation on Parallel Supercomputers."

  • Surendra Byna graduated in spring 2001 with MS degree from IIT. The title of his project is "Performance Database and Its Applications in High Performance Computing."

  • Zhiqiang Li received his MS degree in August, 2000. His MS project is entilted "A Java Client/Server Message Board System."

  • Bo Pan passed his MS project defence on June 30, 2000. His project is on parallel implementation of Adaptive Wavelet Element method, A MPI Implementation of a Two-Dimensional Wavelet ADI Application.

  • Dhruv Khettry successfully defended his thesis entitled "Virtual Collaboratory for Numerical Simulation" on July 26, 1999.

  • Ramachandran Krishnamoorthi successfully passed his project defence in May, 1999. His project is entitled "On-Line Simulation of Materials."

  • Ram Mohan Suryanarayana received his MS degree in Spring 99. His project is entitled "Network Resource Monitoring System."

  • Zhaohua Zhan, project titled "A Java 3D Visualization Environment for Scalable Systems", Fall 1998.

  • Vittal Krishnamurthy successfully defended his thesis entitled Path Restoration in Self-Healing ATM Networks on Oct.5, 1998.

  • Dongmei He received her MS degree in Summer 1998. Her research interests are in performance modeling and evaluation of advanced hierarchical memory systems. She has co-authored two papers in this area.

  • Lalitha Kommajosyula graduated in spring, 1998. Her M.S. project is on the development of a LOST (Line-Of-Sight Telemetry) software system for wireless communication.

  • Yu Zhuang received his MS degree in System Science in Spring 1998. He continued to pursue his Ph.D. at the SCS lab. and received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science in 2000.

  • Zhang Lei received his M.S. degree in System Science in summer 1997. He developed a network teaching environment.

  • Qingxu Hou has finished his M.S. in Spring 97 and are working with a medical care software company ActaMed.

  • Kasidit Chanchio got his M.S. degree in System Science in Fall 1996. He received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2000.

  • Xin Liao finished his M.S. in System Science in Summer 1996. He is currently working with Sun Microsystems.

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