Seminars & Colloquia

Mukesh Singhal

Department of Computer Science, The University of Kentucky

"Research in Distributed Computing Systems"

Monday February 20, 2006 10:00 AM (talk begins) 9:30 AM (reception begins)
Location: 136, MRC NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)


Abstract: The speaker will present research results, in broad terms, that he has obtained in the fields of distributed computing systems, mobile computing systems, and wireless ad hoc networks in the past 15 years. Specifically, he will present results on global time, distributed deadlock detection, distributed mutual exclusion, checkpointing and failure recovery, causal multicasting, global load balancing, performance modeling of complex systems, location management, channel allocation, and routing and path optimization in ad hoc networks.

In the second half of the talk, the speaker will present his vision of Computer Science and administration.

Short Bio: Mukesh Singhal is a Full Professor and Gartener Group Endowed Chair in Network Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Kentucky, Lexington. From 1986 to 2001, he was a faculty in Computer and Information Science at The Ohio State University.

He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering with high distinction from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, in 1980 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park, in May 1986. His current research interests include distributed systems, wireless and mobile computing systems, computer networks, computer security, and performance evaluation.

He has published over 175 refereed articles in these areas. He has coauthored three books titled ``Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking', CRC Press, 2001, ``Advanced Concepts in Operating Systems', McGraw-Hill, New York, 1994 and ``Readings in Distributed Computing Systems',IEEE Computer Society Press, 1993. He is a Fellow of IEEE. He is a recipient of 2003 IEEE Technical Achievement Award. He is currently serving in the editorial board of 'IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems' and 'IEEE Trans. on Computers'. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the Program Director of Operating Systems and Compilers program at National Science Foundation.

Special Instructions: Reception at 9:30 am

Host: George Rouskas, Computer Science

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