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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Missouri-Columbia. I am also a Core Faculty in the University of Missouri Informatics Institute (MUII). My research and development areas of interest include: Distributed and Cloud Computing, Computer Networking, Networked-Multimedia Applications, Cyber Security. I enjoy working with students in the "VIMAN Lab" - Virtualization, Multimedia and Networking Lab**.

I obtained my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University, and B.E. from Bangalore University. Before coming to MU in 2013, I was a Research Director at Ohio Supercomputer Center/OARnet, The Ohio State University. I am an expert consultant for industry, academia and government agencies in the design and development of software systems comprising of advanced architectures and cloud-based performance analysis technologies.

**VIMAN in Sanskrit means "Aircraft" - a vehicle to discover magical clouds!

What's New?

  • I have open positions for graduate and undergraduate research assistants; Please send me an email (only if you have already been admitted to MU) with your resume and a convincing statement of interest
  • 5-5-17: Bidyut Mukherjee successfully defended his MS Thesis titled “Lightweight IoT Security Middleware for End-to-End Cloud-Fog Communication”, and joined Cerner; Congratulations Bidyut!
  • 04-14-17: VIMAN Lab Project in collaboration with the School of Medicine titled "Improving Use Accessibility and Security of a Health Big Data EcoSystem" won the '2017 Mizzou Lifescience Innovation Group Award Poster'; Congratulations Matthew and Team!
  • 04-13-17: Invited talk at U. of Texas at Dallas in the International Workshop on Interactive and Spatial Computing; Title: "Visual Cloud Computing and Networking: Foundations and Application Case Studies"
  • 04-05-17: Serving on the Advisory Board for the 2018 SEC Academic Conference on Cyber Security
  • 03-21-17: Attended NSF REU PI Meeting in Arlington, VA
  • 03-17-17: Awarded the "Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Teaching" at the Annual MU College of Engineering Awards Dinner
  • 03-14-17: VIMAN Lab Project titled "Incident-Supporting Visual Cloud Computing Utilizing Software-Defined Networking in GENI" won the 'First Prize Award in the International GENI Experiment Demonstration Contest'; Congratulations Dmitrii! >>More
  • 12-16-16: Received NSF REU Award for project titled “Research in Consumer Networking Technologies”; >>Call for Applications
  • 12-8-16: Attended DOE Smart Networks Workshop in Rockville, MD; Presented talk on “Cybersecurity for Smart Networks and Applications”
  • 12-6-16: Duo Jiang successfully defended his MS Thesis titled “Hierarchical Cloud-Fog Platform for Communication in Disaster Incident Coordination”, and joined Amazon; Congratulations Duo!
  • 12-5-16: Rui Huang successfully defended his MS Thesis titled “Intelligent User Interfaces for Internet-of-Things based Web Applications”, and joined WestMatrix; Congratulations Rui!
  • 10-28-16: Matthew Dickinson successfully defended his PhD Thesis titled “Multi-Cloud Performance and Security Driven Federated Workflow Management", and joined Twitter; Congratulations Matthew!
  • 10-23-16: Attended NSF Large-scale Networking Platforms ‘Communities of Practice’ Workshop in Arlington, VA; Presented talk on “Wireless Protocol Testbeds to develop Hierarchical Cloud-Fog Platforms for Communication in Disaster Incident Coordination”
  • 10-21-16: Received DOE Industrial Assessment Center Award to “Assist Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to increase their Energy Efficiency, Cyber Security and Competitiveness”
  • 9-28-16: Serving as Guest Editor for Springer Quality and Usability Journal SI on "Managing QoE of Future Networks and Applications"; >>More
  • 9-16-16: Received NSF US Ignite (Focus Area 1) Award for project titled “A Networked Virtual Reality Platform for Immersive Online Social Learning of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders”; >>More
  • 9-7-16: Received NSF US Ignite (Focus Area 2) Award for project titled “Resilient Virtual Path Management for Scalable Data-intensive Computing at Network-Edges”; >>More
  • 08-03-16: Invited talk at Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IIT-B); Title: "Application-Driven Software-Defined Networking for Data-Intensive Science"
  • 07-25-16: Organized a Summers@Mizzou Engineering Camp for High-school Students to deliver Hands-on Training on “Network Forensics for Hacker Trackers”
  • 07-20-16: Minh Nguyen successfully defended his MS Thesis titled “Frequency-Minimal Utility-Maximizing Cloud Resource Allocation for Moving Target Defense”, and joined CUNY for PhD; Congratulations Minh!
  • 07-19-16: Samaikya Valluripally successfully defended her MS Thesis titled "End-to-End Security Formalization using Portunes Algebra in Federated Workflow Management", and joined VIMAN Lab for PhD; Congratulations Samaikya!
  • 06-29-16: Attended IEEE Cloud Conference in San Francisco; Presented a paper in the Research Track titled "End-to-End Security Formalization and Alignment for Federated Workflow Management"
  • 05-05-16: Presented a Guest Lecture titled 'Why and How to go into the Business of Innovation' in the MU Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talk Series
  • 04-28-16: VIMAN Lab Project titled "Panacea's Cloud: Augmented reality for mass casualty disaster incident triage and co-ordination" won the '2016 Mizzou Advantage Interdisciplinary Research Award'; Congratulations Team!
  • 04-13-16: Attended the MU Cyberinfrastructure Day; Served as Panelist in Session on 'Cyberinfrastructure Engineer Talents and Training Needs'
  • 04-11-16: Attended the University of Missouri Faculty Scholars' Teaching Training Retreat on 'Integrating Course Design for Significant Learning' at Lake of the Ozarks, MO
  • 03-18-16: Awarded the "Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Research" at the Annual MU College of Engineering Awards Dinner
  • 03-17-16: Hosted an Open House Event to showcase VIMAN Lab Research as part of the 'Engineer's Week at Mizzou' (E-Week) celebrations
  • 02-14-16: Attended IEEE ICNC Conference in Kauai, Hawaii; Presented a paper titled "Frequency-Minimal Moving Target Defense using Software-Defined Networking"
  • 02-02-16: Attended 'DOE Workshop on Network Research Problems and Challenges for Scientists' in Bethesda, MD; Accepted Whitepaper titled "Research Defined Networks for Big Data Science Applications"
  • 01-28-16: Attended and Organized NSF Workshop on ‘Applications and Services in the Year 2021’; Served as Chair; >>Workshop Report and Program
  • 01-12-16: Attended IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference in Las Vegas, NV; Presented a paper titled "Intelligent Dashboard for Augmented Reality based Incident Command Response Co-ordination"; Presented demo titled "Panacea's Cloud: Augmented reality for mass casualty disaster incident triage and co-ordination" in IEEE Booth at the Consumer Electronics Show; >>More
  • 12-05-15: Serving as Co-Chair of IEEE/IFIP Workshop on QoE Centric Management (QCMan 2016); >>More
  • 12-01-15: Longhai Cui successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Software-Defined Measurement to Support Programmable Networking for SoyKB", and joined Dish Networks; Congratulations Longhai!
  • 11-20-15: Attended Cybersecurity Conference hosted by University of Missouri – St. Louis; Presented a talk titled "Moving Target Defense for Resilient Cloud Computing"
  • 10-20-15: Attended ESnet/Internet2 Operating Innovative Networks (OIN) Workshop, Washington University – St. Louis; Presented a talk titled "Science DMZ Integration for Hybrid Cloud Computing Needs of Data-intensive Science Applications"
  • 10-08-15: Attended IEEE Cloud Networking Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada; Presented a paper titled "DIPS-Mon: Data Integrity Protection through Security Monitoring for Just-in-Time News Feeds"; Served as Session Chair
  • 09-29-15: Attended NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure PI Workshop in Austin, TX; Presented an Invited Talk on “Custom Templates for Reusable Composition of Data-intensive Application Workflows”
  • 07-24-15: Organized a Summers@Mizzou Engineering Camp for High-school Students to deliver Hands-on Training on “Network Forensics for Hacker Trackers”
  • 06-18-15: Attended 23rd GENI Engineering Conference at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Presented Plenary Talk/Demo titled "Factory of the future: Advanced Manufacturing App Marketplace", and presented an invited talk titled "Using GENI, CloudLab and AWS together within a Cloud Computing course"; Served as Lead Organizer for the GENI User Opt-in Session
  • 05-15-15: Received Coulter Foundation Award for project titled "Panacea's Glass: Hands-free Augmented Reality System for Mass Casualty Disaster Triage Co-ordination"
  • 05-11-15: Organized IEEE/IFIP Workshop on QoE Centric Management (QCMan) in Ottawa, Canada; Served as Co-Chair; Presented paper titled "Benchmarking in Virtual Desktops for End-to-End Performance Traceability"
  • 05-11-15: Attended IEEE/IFIP Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) in Ottawa, Canada; Presented paper titled "Ontology Integration for Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration in Cloud Platforms", and a poster titled "LIDAR-based Virtual Environment Study for Disaster Response Scenarios"; Served as Session Chair
  • 04-21-15: Ravi Akella successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Secured Middleground for User and Service Integration in Federated Network Monitoring", and joined DST Systems; Congratulations Ravi!
  • 04-20-15: Amit Kumar Akula successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "App Chaining Software-as-a-Service for an Advanced Manufacturing Marketplace", and joined IBM; Congratulations Amit!
  • 03-23-15: Attended 22nd GENI Engineering Conference at George Washington University; Presented Demo/Poster titled "Advanced Manufacturing App Marketplace", and invited talks titled "Using GENI in Large Classes within a Cloud Computing Course" and "User Opt-in Experiences in GENI Experiments"
  • 03-23-15: Attended US Ignite Application Summit at George Washington University; Presented Invited Talk/Demo titled "Synchronized Big Data Analytics for Personalized and Remote Physical Therapy"
  • 03-17-15: Attended Advanced Research Computing on Campuses Workshop (ARCC) at Clemson University; Presented talk titled "MU Cyberinfrastructure Design to Enable Data-intensive Research and Education"
  • 03-09-15: Attended IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) in Tempe, AZ; Presented paper titled "Resource Defragmentation using Market-Driven Allocation in Virtual Desktop Clouds", and participated in a panel with invited position talk titled "Convergence of Cloud, Big Data and Mobile in Smart and Connected Health" at IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Analytics (IWCA)
  • 01-21-15: Attended NSF-supported Internet2 Focused Technical Workshop (FTW) on perfSONAR, Columbus, OH; Presented invited plenary talk titled "Software-Defined Multi-Domain Performance Monitoring"
  • 12-10-14: Presented a paper at IEEE/ACM Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) titled "In-the-know: Recommendation Framework for City-supported Hybrid Cloud Services"
  • 11-28-14: Serving as Co-Chair of IEEE/IFIP Workshop on QoE Centric Management (QCMan 2015); >>More
  • 11-21-14: Trung Nguyen successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Benchmarking in Virtual Desktops for End-To-End Performance Traceability", and joined AT&T; Congratulations Trung!
  • 11-12-14: Ronny Bazan Antequera successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Custom Templates for Hybrid Cloud Resources Orchestration of User Workflows", and joined VIMAN Lab for PhD; Congratulations Ronny!
  • 10-20-14: Attended 21st GENI Engineering Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington; Presented Demo/Poster titled "Ontology Integration for Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration in Cloud Platforms"
  • 10-06-14: Attended IEEE Cloud Networking Conference in Luxembourg; Presented a paper titled "ADON: Application-Driven Overlay Network-as-a-Service for Data-Intensive Science"
  • 09-18-14: Selected to Participate in 2014 - 2015 University of Missouri Faculty Scholars Program
  • 09-16-14: Attended DOE PI Meeting in DC; Presented Talk titled "Correlated Network Anomaly Detection and Secured Middleground for Federated Network Monitoring"; Served as Moderator for a Security Panel
  • 09-08-14: Serving as Tutorial Chair of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering (MobileCloud 2015); >>More
  • 09-04-14: Serving as Guest Editor for International Journal on Network Management (IJNM) SI on "Advances in Management of Multimedia Services"; >>More
  • 09-01-14: Received NSF MRI Award for project titled "Acquisition of Instrument for Data-intensive Applications with Hybrid Cloud Computing Needs"
  • 09-01-14: Received NSF CC*IIE Award for project titled "Exploration of Roles and Tools to Fulfill Diverse Researcher Needs in Collaborative Environments"
  • 07-24-14: Shravya Ramisetty successfully defended her MS Project titled "Ontology Integration for Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration in Cloud Platforms", and joined IBM; Congratulations Shravya!
  • 06-24-14: Invited Talk/Demo titled "Interactive Interface for Remote Physical Therapy" at US Ignite Summit in Sunnyvale, CA
  • 06-20-14: Attended 20th GENI Engineering Conference at UC Davis; Presented a Demo titled "Hybrid Cloud Experiments with GENI for Simulation-as-a-Service"
  • 06-06-14: VIMAN Lab Research is Cover Feature for Mizzou Engineer Magazine; "VIMAN Lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope"; >>More
  • 04-23-14: Abdulrahman Althobaiti successfully defended his MS Project titled "Data Integrity Threats and Protection for Just-in-Time News Feeds"; Congratulations Abdul!
  • 04-21-14: Sripriya Seetharam successfully defended her MS Thesis titled "ADON: An Application-Driven Overlay Network-as-a-Service for Data-Intensive Science", did summer internship at LBNL/ESnet and joined Brocade; Congratulations Sripriya!
  • 02-20-14: Attended and Organized NSF perfSONAR Workshop in Arlington, VA; Served as Co-Chair; >>Workshop Report and Program
  • 02-03-14: Attended IEEE ICNC Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii; Presented invited-paper titled "Wide-area Overlay Networking to Manage Accelerated Science DMZ Flows", and another paper titled "Time-based Criteria for Performance Comparison of Resource-Intensive User Tasks in Virtual Desktops"; Served as Session Chair for Invited Papers
  • 11-30-13: Serving as Co-Chair and Lead Organizer for the NSF Workshop on perfSONAR based Multi-domain Network Performance Measurement and Monitoring; >>More
  • 11-18-13: Demo at IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2013 Conference (SC13); Title: "Wide-area Overlay Networking to Manage Science DMZ Accelerated Flows"
  • 11-15-13: Invited talk at University of Missouri-Kansas City; Title: "Design and Verification of Resource Allocation in Virtual Desktop Cloud Applications"
  • 10-08-13: Invited Talk at NSF Workshop on GENI in Education, Brooklyn, NY in conjunction with 17th GENI Engineering Conference; Title: "GENI Lab Exercises for a Cloud Computing Course"
  • 10-14-13: Attended IEEE CNSM Conference in Zurich, Switzerland; Presented a short-paper titled "OnTimeSecure: Secure Middleware for Federated Network Performance Monitoring"
  • 10-08-13: Invited Talk at US Ignite ONF GENI Workshop, Sunnyvale, CA; Title: "QoE-Aware Traffic Steering using OpenFlow"
  • 09-13-13: Received GENI Solicitation-4 Award from Raytheon-BBN for project titled "Hybrid Cloud Experiments with GENI for Multi-site Opt-in Use Cases"
  • 09-13-13: Received VMware Research Gift for continuation of the project titled "VMLab: Infrastructure to Support Desktop Virtualization Experiments for Research and Education"
  • 09-09-13: Received NSF US Ignite EAGER Award for project titled "GENI-Enabled In-Home, Personalized Health Monitoring and Coaching" to work in Google Fiberhoods in Kansas City, MO
  • 07-03-13: Received Cisco Research Award for project titled "Dual-mode GENI Rack for supporting Domain Science Use Cases on Campuses"
  • 06-22-13: Attended US Ignite Summit in Chicago, IL; Presented a demo on "City-supported Simulation-as-a-Service for Advanced Manufacturing Small Business"; Demo Won - Best US Ignite Application for Advanced Manufacturing!
  • 05-27-13: Attended IEEE/IFIP Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) in Ghent, Belgium; Presented a paper titled "Leveraging OpenFlow for Resource Placement of Virtual Desktop Cloud Applications"
  • 04-22-13: Sudharsan Rajagopalan successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Leveraging OpenFlow for Resource Placement of Virtual Desktop Cloud Applications" at The Ohio State University, and joined Cisco; Congratulations Sudharsan!
  • 04-22-13: Saravanan Mohan successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Feasibility Study of Hybrid Cloud Adoption in Education and Manufacturing" at The Ohio State University, and joined Cisco; Congratulations Saravanan!
  • 04-22-13: Arunprasath Selvadhurai successfully defended his MS Thesis titled "Network Measurement Tool Components for Enabling Performance Intelligence within Cloud-based Applications" at The Ohio State University, and joined Amazon; Congratulations Arun!
  • 04-03-13: Shweta Kulkarni successfully defended her MS Thesis titled "Secure Middleware for Federated Network Performance Monitoring" at The Ohio State University, and joined Intel; Congratulations Shweta!
  • 03-19-13: Attended 16th GENI Engineering Conference; Presented a paper titled "Advanced Manufacturing Use Cases and Early Results in GENI Infrastructure" in the GREE2013 Workshop; >>More
  • 02-19-13: Invited talk at Missouri S&T; Title: Leveraging Software-defined Networking for Resource Adaptation of Virtual Desktop Cloud Applications; >>More
  • 02-08-13: Serving as a Guest Editor - CFP: IEEE Communications Magazine - Monitoring and Troubleshooting Multi-domain Networks using Measurement Federations; >>More
  • 02-06-13: Dublink Ignite project "Simulation-as-a-Service for Advanced Manufacturing" was one of the winning entries in the Mozilla Ignite Challenge; >>More
  • 01-07-13: Attended the NSF CC-NIE/GENI Workshop in DC