Research Focus

At VIMAN Lab, we investigate novel methods to model, measure, manage and secure distributed computing applications that have real-time resource allocation needs and require high-speed networks. With broadband access and cloud computing becoming integral in our society, end-user applications (e.g., video-on-demand, videoconferencing, remote visualization, remote instrumentation, real-time data analytics) are increasingly becoming data-intensive, mobility-supported and network-dependent.

Consequently, we are motivated by the challenges in studying theoretical foundations as well as developing tools for designing/measuring/managing/securing networks and cloud platforms. We strive to deliver the Quality of Service (QoS) required for meeting the end-user Quality of Experience (QoE) expectations in applications (e.g., healthcare, advanced manufacturing, public safety, new media, bioinformatics).

  • >>More; "VIMAN Lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope" - Cover Feature for 2014 Mizzou Engineer Magazine

  • Research Team

    2013:



    2016:



    2017:

    PhD Students:
    - Dmitrii Chemodanov
    - Ronny Antequera (Fulbright Scholar)
    - Yuanxun Zhang
    - Samaikya Valluripally

    MS Students:
    - Sai Shreya Nuguri
    - Arjun Chandrashekara
    - Roshan Neupane
    - Jon Patman
    - Huy Trinh

    UG Students:
    - Chiara Zizza (2017 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Andrew Crutcher (2017 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Adam Starr (2017 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Kyle Coleman (2017 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Devin Hudson (2017 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Caleb Koch (2017 Summer NSF REU Student)

    Alumni:
    - Bidyut Mukherjee, MS (Joined Cerner)
    - Matthew Chisholm, BS (Joined Netsmart)
    - Matthew Dickinson, PhD (Joined Twitter)
    - Saptarshi Debroy, PostDoc (Joined CUNY as Asst. Professor)
    - Rui Huang, MS (Joined WestMatrix)
    - Duo Jiang, MS (Joined Amazon)
    - John Gillis, BS (Joined/Founded Recordly)
    - Shirish Gajul, MS
    - Minh Nguyen, MS (Joined PhD Program in CUNY)
    - Amy "Ev" Cheng (2016 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Kourtney Meiss (2016 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Josiah Burchard (2016 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Luke Guerdan (2016 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Longhai Cui, MS (Joined Dish Networks)
    - Amit Kumar Akula, MS (Joined IBM)
    - Ravi Akella, MS (Joined DST Systems)
    - Anjay Patel, BS (2014 MU Discovery Fellow)
    - Olivia Apperson, BS (2015 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Mark Vassell (2015 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Allen Stage (2015 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Vladimir Georgiev (2015 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Samuel Jonesi, BS (Joined AT&T)
    - Eliot Prokop, MS
    - Trung Nguyuen, MS (Joined AT&T)
    - Shravya Ramisetty, MS (Joined IBM)
    - Abdulrahman Althobaiti, MS
    - Manav Singhal, MS
    - Sripriya Seetharam, MS (Joined Brocade)
    - Jerry Adams, BS (2014 Summer NSF REU Student)
    - Chris Fulton, BS
    - Chris Dopuch, BS (2013 NSF REU Student)

    Research Projects

    - Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing
    (Sponsors: NSF, VMware, Dell, IBM)
    (Related Publications: [ic2e15] [comnet14] [vtj12])
    - Network Performance Measurement and Monitoring
    (Sponsors: DOE, NSF, Verizon, Raytheon-BBN)
    (Related Publications: [tnsm16] [lanman16] [jnsm14] [ccr15])
    - Science DMZ Overlay Networking for Data-intensive Computing
    (Sponsors: NSF, Cisco, Brocade)
    (Related Publications: [tcc16] [cloud16] [crc15] )
    - Internet of Things (IoT)-based Visual Cloud Computing
    (Sponsors: NSF, Coulter Foundation)
    (Related Publications: [tcsvt16] [nca16] [ficloud17] [cscloud17])
    - ElderCare-as-a-Service for Telehealth Intervention
    (Sponsor: NSF)
    (Related Publications: [pmc15] [cloudele17] [ucc14])
    - Simulation-as-a-Service for Advanced Manufacturing
    (Sponsors: NSF, Mozilla, Raytheon-BBN, City of Dublin)
    (Related Publications: [cf17] [im15] [gree13])
    - Cyber Security for Critical Application Infrastructures
    (Sponsors: DOE, NSF, Thomson Reuters)
    (Related Publications: [tsc17] [icnc16] [cloudnet15])

    NSF REU Site on Consumer Networking

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    (Sponsor: NSF)
    The REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Site on Consumer Networking Technologies will investigate some important issues related to software-defined networking, visual computing at the network edge, social health networking for eldercare, body-area sensing and emotion recognition.
    >>More on How to Apply and Participate
    **2017 Call for Applications Flyer**


    News Features

  • GENI grants EECS research duo a first-place wish”, MU Press Release, 2017.
  • MU Engineering bestows annual alumni, faculty, staff awards”, MU Press Release, 2017.
  • Industrial Assessment Center to continue auditing, educational program”, MU Press Release, 2017.
  • Computer science collaboration leads to improvements in data transmission in disasters”, MU Engineering Press Release, ACM Tech News, (e)Science News, Science Newsline, 2016.
  • Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios”, MU Press Release, Science Daily, Medical Xpress, ScienceCodeX, The Stack, Futurity, Firehouse.com, EurekAlert, Digital Journal, GCN.com, 2016.
  • Mizzou researchers testing new cloud architecture for first responders”, StateScoop, 2016.
  • Computer Science Faculty honored at Awards Dinner”, MU Engineering Press Release on receiving the Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award, 2016.
  • Consumer Electronics Show opens doors for Panacea’s Cloud”, MU Engineering Press Release, MU Home Page, 2016.
  • Cyber hackers target small businesses”, Expert Comment - ABC 17 News, Special Report, 2016.
  • MU Researchers receive funding to take projects from lab to market”, Columbia Tribune, 2015.
  • Five MU projects gain grants through Coulter Program Awards”, Columbia Missourian, 2015.
  • Coulter Program provides support to engineering, medical faculty collaborations”, MU Engineering Press Release, 2015.
  • Protecting information online from hackers”, ABC 17 News, Special Report, 2015.
  • Fulbright Scholarship brings world traveler to Mizzou”, MU Engineering Press Release, 2015.
  • Engineering students showcase (MU) research to legislators at the capitol”, MU Engineering Press Release, 2015.
  • NSF grants boost Big Data capabilities at MU”, MU Engineering Press Release, 2014.
  • NSF grants $1 million to MU to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise”, MU Press Release, Associated Press, EurekAlert, Miami Herald, The Washington Times, Columbia Tribune, Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The ManEater (MU Student News Paper), KBIA Mid-Missouri Public Radio, 2014.
  • (Columbia, MO) City to explore options to protect against future website attacks”, Columbia Tribune, Associated Press, EurekAlert, Miami Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The ManEater (MU Student News Paper), 2014.
  • DubLINK Network Supports Economic Development, Health Care, and Supercomputing”, Community Broadband Networks – muninetworks.org Publication, 2014.
  • VIMAN lab pushes the virtual network computing envelope”, Mizzou Engineer Cover Feature, 2014.
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  • Broadband networks as a city utility? New app capitalizes on benefits”, MU Engineering Press Release, 2013.
  • Fast and furious: 7 apps primed for the gigabit Internet”, InfoWorld, 2013.
  • MU researchers can now move large data sets with new high-speed Internet”, Columbia Missourian, ABC 17 News, Center for Digital Education Story, Internet2 Case Study featured on Home Page, 2013.
  • Team enters national US Ignite innovation competition; wins award for best advanced manufacturing app”, OSC Press Release, 2013.
  • VMware Horizon Workspace: Manage your Employees, Not their Devices”, VMware Press Release, 2013.
  • New faculty members bring projects, expertise to computer science classrooms, labs”, MU Press Release, 2013.
  • Ohio State Leads Project to Develop “Science DMZ” on Internet”, OSU Research News, 2012.
  • Ohio Project Researches Desktop Virtualization for Computer Labs”, Campus Technology Magazine, 2012.
  • Using perfSONAR to Find Network Anomalies”, ESnet Network Matters Blog, 2011.
  • Capacity Crowd Enjoys Desktop Virtualization Summit in East Lansing”, MERIT Press Release, 2010.
  • Monitoring Advanced Network Health Status”, OSC Research Report, 2010.
  • GENI Project Office at BBN Technologies Announces $11.5M in NSF Funding for 33 Academic and Industry Teams”, Reuters, 2009.
  • Research seeks to improve service for users of next-generation networks”, OSC Press Release, 2009.
  • Miami University Releases Cyber Tools To Share Its Spectrometer”, CPU Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 5, 2009.
  • Secure videoconferencing provides key to enhancing education, research collaboration, savings”, OSC Press Release, Supercomputing Online, 2009.
  • Cyberinfrastructure Tools Improve Remote Use of Scientific Instruments”, HPCwire, 2008.
  • Software Helps Operate Instruments Remotely”, American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 86, No. 11, 2008.
  • Balancing security and performance tradeoffs for secure Internet videoconferencing”, OSC Research Report, Pg. 44, 2008.
  • Remote use of scientific instruments expands research, education”, OSC Research Report, Pg. 32, 2008.
  • Managing research instruments on the web”, ZDNet Emerging Technology Trends, 2008.
  • Software for Operating Tools Remotely – Ohio State University researchers present the Remote Instrumentation Collaboration Environment”, Dr. Dobbs Journal, 2007.
  • Software Aids Remote Internet Research”, OSU News in Engineering Magazine, Vol. 79, No. 3, 2007.
  • Seeing is believing, and other benefits of high-definition videoconferencing”, OSC Research Report, 2007.
  • Researchers seek to keep monster Internet telescopes from getting destroyed”, Network World, 2007.
  • Software Overcomes Major Problems For Scientists Who Operate Research Tools Over The Internet”, Science Daily, OSU Home Page Feature, 2007.
  • Better View from Afar”, PC Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 25, 2007.
  • Software created to aid scientific inquiry”, WebIndia, 2007.
  • A Diagnosis for Videoconferencing Ills”, OSU News in Engineering Magazine, Vol. 76, No. 2, 2004.
  • Can You See Me Now? Better Videoconferencing Requires Less Computer Network Jitter, New Software Tools”, Science Daily, 2004.
  • Activities for National Internet2 Day”, OSC Press Release, 2004.
  • H.323 Beacon featured in Internet2’s Impact on Video Conferencing”, Wainhouse Research, 2004.
  • Polycom Promotion of H.323 Beacon”, Polycom Whitepaper, 2003.
  • H.323 Beacon in Megaconference V”, OSC Press Release, 2003.
  • OARnet Employee Profile”, OARnet ‘The Connection’ Newsletter, 2003.