<!– –>Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering; and Director of the Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft Pty Ltd., a spin-off company of the University, commercialising innovations originating from the GRIDS Lab. He received B.E and M.E in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore and Bangalore Universities in 1992 and 1995 respectively; and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2002. He was awarded Dharma Ratnakara Memorial Trust Gold Medal in 1992 for his academic excellence at the University of Mysore, India. He received Richard Merwin Award from the IEEE Computer Society (USA) for excellence in academic achievement and professional efforts in 1999. He received Leadership and Service Excellence Awards from the IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing in 2000 and 2003. He received “Research Excellence Awards” from the University of Melbourne for productive and quality research in computer science and software engineering in 2005 and 2008. The Journal of Information and Software Technology in Jan 2007 issue, based on an analysis of ISI citations, ranked Dr. Buyya’s work (published in Software: Practice and Experience Journal in 2002) as one among the “Top 20 cited Software Engineering Articles in 1986-2005”. He received the Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution 2008 from the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, CORE, which is an association of university departments of computer science in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Buyya recently received the “2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing” for pioneering the economic paradigm for utility-oriented distributed computing platforms such as Grids and Clouds.
Dr. Buyya has contributed to the creation of high-performance computing and communication system software for PARAM supercomputers developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India. He has pioneered Economic Paradigm for Service-Oriented Grid computing and demonstrated its utility through his contribution to conceptualisation, design and development of Cluster and Grid technologies such as Alchemi, GridSim, Libra, Nimrod-G and Gridbus that power the emerging eScience and eBusiness applications. He has been awarded, over $3 million, competitive research grants from various national and international organisations including the Australian Research Council (ARC), Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, IBM, and Microsoft, Australian Dept. of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), and the European Council. Dr. Buyya has been remarkably productive in a research sense and has converted much of that knowledge into linkages with industry partners (such as IBM, Sun and Microsoft), into software tools useful to other researchers in a variety of scientific fields, and into community endeavours. In recognition of this, he received Vice Chancellor’s inaugural “Knowledge Transfer Excellence (Commendation) Award” from the University of Melbourne in Nov 2007.
Dr. Buyya has authored/co-authored over 250 publications. He has co-authored three books: Microprocessor x86 Programming, BPB Press, New Delhi, 1995, Mastering C++, Tata McGraw Hill Press, New Delhi, 1997, and Design of PARAS Microkernel. The books on emerging topics that he edited include, High Performance Cluster Computing (Prentice Hall, USA, 1999), High Performance Mass Storage and Parallel I/O (IEEE and Wiley Press, USA, 2001), Content Delivery Networks (Springer, Germany, 2008), and Market Oriented Grid and Utility Computing (Wiley Press, USA, 2009). He also edited proceedings of 16 international conferences published by prestigious organisations, namely the IEEE Computer Society Press (USA) and Springer Verlag (Germany). He is serving as an Associate Editor of the Future Generation Computer Systems Journal, Elsevier Press, The Netherlands. Dr. Buyya served as a speaker in the IEEE Computer Society Chapter Tutorials Program (from 1999-2001), Founding Co-Chair of the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC) from 1999-2004, Interim Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) from 2004-Sept 2005, and member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) from 2003-2009. He served as the first elected Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) during 2005-2007 and played a prominent role in the creation and execution of several innovative community programs that propelled TCSC into one of the most successful TCs within the IEEE Computer Society. In recognition of these dedicated services to computing community over a decade, President of the IEEE Computer Society presented Dr. Buyya a Distinguished Service Award in 2008.
Dr. Buyya is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and ACM. He has co-founded four IEEE/ACM international conferences: CCGrid, Cluster, Grid, and e-Science and served as the Chair of their inaugural meetings. He has presented over 160 invited talks (keynotes, tutorials, and seminars) on his vision on IT Futures and advanced computing technologies at international conferences and institutions in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. For further information on Dr. Buyya, please visit: http://www.buyya.com