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Consistency in a Cloudy World

03 Feb
Monday, 02/03/2020 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Computer Science Building, Room 150/151
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker: Neeraj Suri

Abstract: The label "Cloud" attracts considerable hype and sprawls across the ecosystem of computational, communication and storage elements. Fundamentally it is the data, and especially the integrity of the data, across this spectrum of disparate Cloud elements that drives the value of the Cloud. While data consistency is indeed a key driver, this desired consistency also needs to be achieved efficiently (low latency wait-freedom, high availability) and in a robust manner resilient to the operational and deliberate disruptions (both crashes and attacks are a given with the ever-expanding scale of Cloud!). This talk discusses approaches for efficient & robust data consistency for Cloud Servers/Storage, and extensions to achieving consistency in emergent scenarios.
Bio: Neeraj Suri is a UMass alum and proud to have his former student on the UMass faculty. Suri is a Distinguished Chair Professor of Cybersecurity at Lancaster Univ. (UK) and affiliated with Microsoft Research. He has held positions at Boston Univ., Univ. of Texas at Austin, Technion, the Saab Endowed Chair at Chalmers (Sweden) and TU Darmstadt (Germany) receiving trans-national funding from the EC, German DFG, NSF/DARPA/DHS/ONR/AFOSR, NASA, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, IBM, Hitachi, GM and many others. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, as well as Microsoft and IBM Faculty Awards. Suri's professional services span associate EIC for IEEE Trans. on Dependable & Secure Computing (TDSC), editorial boards for IEEE Trans. on SW Engg (TSE), Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Cloud Computing (TCC), Big Data (TBD), ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Security & Privacy and others. He serves on advisory boards for Microsoft (Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board), Google, Amazon and multiple other US/EU/Asia industry and university advisory boards. Suri chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Dependability and Fault Tolerance/DSN. He currently chairs the steering committee for IEEE Conf on Cloud Engineering. He is an IEEE Distinguished Visitor.

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