DataSys: Data-Intensive Distributed Systems LaboratoryData-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

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The Second International Workshop on Data Intensive Computing in the Clouds (DataCloud-SC11) 2011

Co-located with Supercomputing/SC 2011
Seattle Washington -- November 14th, 2011
Grand Hyatt Leonesa I/II -- 9AM - 5PM


General Chairs

Tevfik KosarDr. Tevfik Kosar is an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at University at Buffalo (SUNY). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison under the guidance of Prof. Miron Livny. Dr. Kosar's main research interests lie in the cross-section of petascale distributed systems, eScience, Grids, Clouds, and collaborative computing with a focus on large-scale data-intensive distributed applications. He is the primary designer and developer of the Stork distributed data scheduling system which has been adopted by many national and international institutions, and the lead investigator of the state-wide PetaShare distributed storage network in Louisiana. He has published more than fifty academic papers in leading journals and conferences. Some of the awards received by Dr. Kosar include NSF CAREER Award (for his work on “data-aware distributed computing”), LSU Rainmaker Award, LSU Flagship Faculty Award, Baton Rouge Business Report’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, 1012 Corridor’s Young Scientist Award, College of Basic Science’s Research Award, and CCT Faculty of the Year Award. Dr. Kosar’s work on data intensive computing has been funded by NSF, DOE, ONR, DoEd, SURA, and Louisiana Board of Regents.

Ioan RaicuDr. Ioan Raicu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science (CS) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), as well as a guest research faculty in the Math and Computer Science Division (MCS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). He is also the founder and director of the Data-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory (DataSys) at IIT. He received the prestigious NSF CAREER award (2011 - 2015) for his innovative work on distributed file systems for exascale computing. He was a NSF/CRA Computation Innovation Fellow at Northwestern University in 2009 - 2010, and obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Chicago under the guidance of Dr. Ian Foster in 2009. He is a 3-year award winner of the GSRP Fellowship from NASA Ames Research Center. His research work and interests are in the general area of distributed systems. His work focuses on a relatively new paradigm of Many-Task Computing (MTC), which aims to bridge the gap between two predominant paradigms from distributed systems, High-Throughput Computing (HTC) and High-Performance Computing (HPC). His work has focused on defining and exploring both the theory and practical aspects of realizing MTC across a wide range of large-scale distributed systems. He is particularly interested in resource management in large scale distributed systems with a focus on many-task computing, data intensive computing, cloud computing, grid computing, and many-core computing. His work has been funded by the NASA Ames Research Center, DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, the NSF/CRA CIFellows program, and the NSF CAREER program. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE.

Roger BargaRoger Barga is an Architect and group lead in the Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) team at Microsoft Research. CCF is part of the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG), a new organization in Microsoft Research established to push the boundaries of computing. Barga’s team is responsible for engaging researchers in academia and government labs to leverage cloud computing infrastructure for their research. As part of this initiative they are developing core services for research as a set of coherent and composable solutions, and they provide select reference data sets in the cloud to enable communities of researchers. Barga’s team offers tutorials on cloud computing, identifies best practices for deploying research applications and data collections in the cloud, and serve as thought leaders on the application of cloud computing for research. Barga is frequent public speaker and Microsoft spokesperson on the topic. Prior to joining XCG Barga worked a Principal Architect for External Research (MSR), where he lead the Advanced Research Services and Tools (ARTS) team. The ARTS team was responsible for developing innovative tools and services using Microsoft products and technology accelerate research, such as the Trident Scientific Workflow Workbench, The Research Information Centre VRE, and Dryad/DryadLINQ on HPCS. Their team also provided strategic and tactical hands-on technological leadership to projects across External Research’s international engagements.


Geoffrey FoxDr. Geoffrey Fox received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now distinguished professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University where he is director of the Digital Science Center and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the School of Informatics and Computing.  He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. He has supervised the PhD of 62 students and published over 600 papers in physics and computer science. He currently works in applying computer science to Bioinformatics, Defense, Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science, Particle Physics and Chemical Informatics. He is principal investigator of FutureGrid – a new facility to enable development of new approaches to computing. He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions.


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