CLOUDSYS: Cloud Systems Lab

CLOUDSys: Cloud Systems Lab

The CLOUDSys Lab aims to conduct transformative research on the Cloud ecosystem, and develop innovative technologies to efficiently solve Big Data and Big Compute problems of today and the next generation.



Research Associates/Assistants

Sponsoring Projects

CREST Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing (C-SPECC) (Sponsor: NSF, Role: Senior Personnel. 9/2017 - 8/2022)

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program supports the enhancement of research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. The Center articulates three research thrusts: Protection, Detection and Policy. The Protection sub-project will develop access control, private computing and protected computing technologies for cloud computing. The Detection sub-project will focus on system and host monitoring techniques to detect anomalous activity in a cloud along with digital forensic techniques for cloud-based systems. The Policy sub-project will research policy specification, composition and verification techniques for secure cloud computing.

Analysis and Training for the Defense of Biological and Digital Threats (Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security, Role: Co-PI. 9/2014 - 8/2020)

The project focuses on enabling and improving cloud based informatics capabilities that are needed to support both biological and digital threat assessment activities. It involves introducing undergraduate DHS scholars/students to cross-disciplinary teaching and research on biological and digital pathogens, informatics techniques and procedures useful for pathogenic outbreak investigations.

Collaborative Research: Chameleon: A Large-Scale, Reconfigurable Experimental Environment for Cloud Research (Sponsor: NSF, Role: Key Personnel. 10/2014 - 09/2017)

This project focuses on building a large-scale platform to the open research community allowing them to explore transformative concepts in programmable cloud services, design, and core technologies.

Locality-Aware Fair Scheduling of ZeroVM in Multi-tenant Cloud (Sponsor: RackSpace, Role: Student Advisor. 08/2014 - 08/2017)

This project focuses on advancing an open source hypervisor technology, ZeroVM, to accelerate big data processing in the Cloud.