Dr. Calton Pu

Professor and John P. Imlay, Jr. Chair in Software
College of Computing, Georgia Tech
Co-Director, Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems

Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

From January through June 15, 2016, I will be on sabbatical at the Social Big Data Research Center (NICT/NII/U.Tokyo) in Tokyo. Please send email or see Susie McClain (KACB 3336).

Office: KACB, room 3334
Address: Georgia Tech, 266 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30332-0765 USA
Phone +1-404-385-1106
FAX +1-404-385-2295
Email: calton dot pu AT cc dot gatech dot edu

.Research Interests

Calton's research interests are in the areas of distributed computing, Internet data management, and operating systems. His current projects fall under the areas of cloud computing (Elba) and big data (GRAIT-DM) research. Using experimental data from realistic benchmarks, the Elba project studies the interesting phenomena such as very short bottlenecks that have large impact on n-tier system response time. The GRAIT-DM project collects real world data from social sensors (e.g., Twitter and YouTube) and physical sensors (e.g., USGS GSN and NASA TRMM) to detect physical events and manage real-time information on them. The sponsors for Calton Pu's research include both government funding agencies such as NSF, and companies from industry such as IBM, Intel, and HP.  He is a co-director of Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS), and affiliate faculty of Institute for Information Security and Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech.  Currently, he is mainly involved in two projects, in addition to several other collaborations around the world. Positions available: Georgia Tech is recruting good graduate students.

Current projects:

Past projects:

Calton has taught several courses in the areas of systems and databases. In fall, he is teaching CS4220/6235 Real-Time Embedded Systems This page contains only unofficial information. The course is managed through T-Square. In spring, he is teaching CS4365/6365 Introduction to Enterprise Computing . (Past web pages, updates pending.)

.Selected Publications

See my project publication pages or google scholar.

.Other Interesting Information