A common research theme is to develop efficient and effective modeling and simulation techniques for studying computer systems and computer networks, in particular, high-performance computing (HPC) systems and large-scale computer networks. General research topics include:
- Designing effective models for simulating large-scale systems
- Developing parallel simulation for modeling large-scale systems
- Applying data analyses for understanding complex behaviors
Specific research areas are listed as follows:
A. HPC Modeling and Simulation:
- Scalable HPC simulation models, including system architectures and scientific applications
- Job scheduling and resource provisioning algorithms
- HPC power models and energy-efficient methods
B. Network Modeling, Simulation, Emulation, and Testbeds:
- Parallel network simulators for internet, wireless networks, and mobile ad-hoc networks
- High-performance traffic models for at-scale network studies
- Real-time simulation for interactive and hybrid network experimentation
- Performance modeling of data center networks, software-defined networks, future internet.
C. Parallel Discrete-Event Simulation:
- Parallel simulation tools for large complex systems
- Parallel simulation synchronization algorithms
D. Other Areas:
- Data analytics
- Machine learning applications
- Operating systems: file systems, I/O, caching, and virtualization
- Other topics
Ongoing Research Projects:
- NVM-Enabled Host-Side Caches, National Science Foundation, with Raju Rangaswami, Ming Zhao (ASU), and Giri Narasimhan, 2016-2019.
- Security Analyses and Applications of Complex Networks: From Theory to Practice, Florida Center for Cybersecurity at University of South Florida, with Mainak Chatterjee (UCF), 2016-2017.
- Creating and Composing SDN Security Modules, Florida Center for Cybersecurity at University of South Florida, with Kaiqi Xiong (USF), Xin Sun (Ball State University), and Wei Zeng. 2016-2017.
- Scalable Discrete Event Simulation for Performance Prediction, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2015-2017.
Past Research Projects:
- Vulnerability and Survivability of Cyberspace: Basic Science to Applications, Florida Center for Cybersecurity at University of South Florida, with Ming Zhao (ASU) and Mainak Chatterjee (UCF), 2015-2016.
- Enabling Time-sensitive Applications on Virtualized Computing Systems, Department of Defense, with Ming Zhao (ASU), 2013-2017.
- PrimoGENI Constellation for Distributed At-Scale Hybrid Network Experimentation, National Science Foundation, Raytheon/GENI Project Office, 2013-2015.
- SoftPM: Streamlining High-End Computing with Software Persistent Memory, National Science Foundation, with Raju Rangaswami and Ming Zhao (ASU), 2010-2013.
- PrimoGENI–Developing GENI Aggregates for Real-time Large-scale Network Simulation, National Science Foundation and Raytheon/GENI Project Office, with Julio Ibarra and Heidi Alvarez, 2009-2013.
- Immersive Large-Scale Network Simulations, National Science Foundation, 2006-2012.