Karsten Schwan

Karsten Schwan
Regents' Professor

Dr. Schwan is a Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also directs the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS), with co-directors from both GT's College of Computing and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Schwan's M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he began his research in high performance computing, addressing operating and programming systems support for the Cm* multiprocessor. His current research ranges from topics in operating systems, to middleware, focusing on information-intensive distributed applications in the enterprise domain and on data-intensive codes in high performance systems. Technical topics of current interest include (1) high performance I/O for petascale machines, (2) scalable techniques for virtualizing and managing future many-core and datacenter platforms, (3) efficient methods for managing large-scale systems, including new techniques for runtime performance and behavior monitoring and understanding, (4) middleware for high performance data movement and `in transit’ data processing and for QoS-sensitive data streaming in pervasive and wide area systems, and (5) experimentation with representative applications in the HPC, enterprise, and mobile domains.


Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems
College of Computing
Georgia Tech Information Security Center
School of Computer Science