Seminars & Colloquia

Xubin (Ben) He

Virginia Commonwealth

"Cost Effective Solutions for Reliable and High Performance Big Data Management in Large Data Centers "

Monday May 06, 2013 09:30 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



The profound heterogeneity, large volume, enormous complexity, and high velocity of scientific data and computing models impose unprecedented challenges in data analysis, storage, organization and understanding. These big data challenges are for both computer systems researchers who investigate new storage and computational solutions to support fast and reliable access to large datasets and domain scientists in various disciplines who critically rely on these datasets of vital scientific interest for knowledge discovery. In this talk, I will first overview the big data challenges due to its large volume, high velocity, and wide variety. Then I will talk about my research in data storage and I/O systems, particularly in erasure codes and solid-state devices (SSDs) to provide cost effective solutions for big data management to achieve high performance and reliability. I will conclude with my vision of collaborative research opportunities and plan in the era of big data.

Short Bio:

Dr. Xubin He is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Rhode Island in 2002 and both his MS and BS degrees in Computer Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 1997 and 1995, respectively. His research interests include high performance and reliable data storage and I/O Systems, distributed systems, and virtualization. He has published over 80 refereed articles in prestigious journals such as IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), ACM Transactions on Storage (ToS), and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), and at top international conferences including USENIX FAST, USENIX ATC, Eurosys, IEEE/IFIP DSN, IEEE IPDPS, MSST, ICPP, MASCOTS, LCN, etc. Dr. He was a recipient of the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2004), the Sigma Xi Research Award (TTU Chapter, 2010 and 2005), and TTU ECE Most Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award (2010). He holds one U.S. patent. Dr. He is a principal investigator of multiple research projects totaling nearly $2million mainly sponsored by U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Host: Frank Mueller, Computer Science, NCSU

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