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Rajkumar Buyya Rajkumar Buyya

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) 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 its innovations in Grid and Cloud Computing. He served as a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council during 2012-2016. He received B.E and M.E in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore and Bangalore Universities in 1992 and 1995 respectively; and a 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. He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=108, g-index=230, and 58,100+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing. The Journal of Information and Software Technology in its 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 received the "2009 IEEE TCSC Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" for pioneering the economic paradigm for utility-oriented distributed computing platforms such as Grids and Clouds. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC). Recently, Dr. Buyya is recognized as "2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters.

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 Distributed Computing and demonstrated its utility through his contribution to conceptualisation, design and development of Grid and Cloud Computing technologies such as Aneka, GridSim, Libra, Nimrod-G, Gridbus, and Cloudbus that power the emerging eScience and eBusiness applications. He has been awarded, over $8 million, competitive research grants from various national and international organisations including the Australian Research Council (ARC), Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, IBM, and Microsoft, CA Australia, Australian Dept. of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), and 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. Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. In recognition of this, he received Vice Chancellor's inaugural "Knowledge Transfer Excellence (Commendation) Award" from the University of Melbourne in Nov 2007. Manjrasoft's Aneka technology for Cloud Computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership has received "2010 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya received "Bharath Nirman Award" and "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation.

Dr. Buyya has authored/co-authored over 500 publications. During 2007-2011, he received five "Best Paper Awards" from international conferences and an "2009 Outstanding Journal Paper Award" from the IEEE Communications Society, USA. He has co-authored five text books: Microprocessor x86 Programming (BPB Press, New Delhi, India, 1995), Mastering C++ (McGraw Hill Press, India, 1st edition in 1997 and 2nd edition in 2013), Object Oriented Programming with Java: Essentials and Applications (McGraw Hill, India, 2009), Mastering Cloud Computing (Morgan Kaufmann, USA; McGraw Hill, India, 2013; China Machine Press, 2015), and Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling (Morgan Kaufmann, USA, 2015). 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), Market Oriented Grid and Utility Computing (Wiley Press, USA, 2009), and Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms (Wiley, USA, 2011). He also edited proceedings of over 25 international conferences published by prestigious organisations, namely the IEEE Computer Society Press (USA) and Springer Verlag (Germany). He served as Associate Editor of Elsevier's Future Generation Computer Systems Journal (2004-2009) and currently serving on editorial boards of many journals including Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley Press). 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, and member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) from 2003-2011. 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 Fellow of IEEE and Life Member of ACM. He has co-founded five IEEE/ACM international conferences: CCGrid, Cluster, Grid, e-Science, and UCC (Utility and Cloud Computing) and served as the Chair of their inaugural meetings. He has presented over 400 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

Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst enemies - Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati.

"It has been said that to one who is good, the whole world becomes good. This is true so far as the individual is concerned. But goodness becomes dynamic only when it is practised in the face of evil. If you return good for good only, it is a bargain and carries no merit, but if you return good for evil, it becomes a redeeming force. The evil ceases before it and it goes on gathering volume and momentum like a snow-ball till it becomes irresistible." -- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

"There is no sense in trying to do anything unless you give it your maximum effort. You may not succeed but at least the dedication and effort and interest should be there." -- John F. Kennedy (JFK)

"Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose." -- G. K. Nielson

"It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do." -- John R. Amos

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I don't have it in the beginning." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value." - Albert Einstein.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him -- Swami Chinmayananda.

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" -- Albert Einstein.

  • "Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." -- Albert Einstein.
  • "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind" - Albert Einstein
  • "Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts bcome your words, Your words become your action, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, You values become your destiny" - Mahatma Gandhi
  • The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. - Albert Einstein.
  • "I learned much about my academic colleagues. They fell into three categories. The first, and by far the most numerous, wanted only to be left alone to get on with their own work. But they were like hermit crabs: if you were foolish enough to tread on them, they nipped painfully. The second were intelligent and public-spirited, understood the problems and were positively helpful in solving them. Finally there was a tiny but inescapable minority of menacing nuisances who expressed their egos by causing trouble. The proble was how to avoid antagonizing the first group, to enlist the support of the second and to neutralize the third." Sir Michael Howard, Regis Professor of Modern History, Oxford (source: Randy H. Katz, UC Berkley website).
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