Karsten Schwan

Regents' Professor

Director, Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS)

Biography

Dr. Schwan is a Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also directs the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS), with co-directors from both GT's College of Computing and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Schwan's M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he began his research in high performance computing, addressing operating and programming systems support for the Cm* multiprocessor. His current research ranges from topics in operating systems, to middleware, focusing on information-intensive distributed applications in the enterprise domain and on data-intensive codes in high performance systems. Technical topics of current interest include (1) high performance I/O for petascale machines, (2) scalable techniques for virtualizing and managing future many-core and datacenter platforms, (3) efficient methods for managing large-scale systems, including new techniques for runtime performance and behavior monitoring and understanding, (4) middleware for high performance data movement and `in transit’ data processing and for QoS-sensitive data streaming in pervasive and wide area systems, and (5) experimentation with representative applications in the HPC, enterprise, and mobile domains.

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