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I am married to
, and we have two children
I am an avid squash player, and can be arm-twisted to hold a tennis
racket every once in a while!
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I received my Ph. D.
in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1986
under the direction of
Since then I have been with Georgia Tech (home of the yellow jackets),
where currently I am the Director of
and a Professor in the College of Computing.
For two years (July 2003 to August 2005) I served as the Chair of the
Core Computing Division within the College of Computing.
My research interests are in the area of
architectural design, programming, and
analysis of parallel and distributed systems.
At Georgia Tech,
I have been involved in the design and evaluation of
several large experimental systems including Clouds,
(joint with Compaq
Cambridge Research Lab),
and studying their scalability from an applications perspective.
project, I am investigating software
and hardware mechanisms for
ubiquitous distributed computing for an environment
comprised of distributed sensors, embedded data concentrators, and backend
I received a Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award from the
National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1990, the Georgia Tech Doctoral
Thesis Advisor Award in 1993, the College of Computing Outstanding Senior
Research Faculty Award in 1996, the College of Computing Dean's Award in 2003 and 2014,
William A. "Gus" Baird Faculty Teaching Award
from the College of
Computing in 2004,
Peter A. Freeman Faculty Award
from the College of Computing in 2009 and in 2013,
and became an
My PhD Lineage
for Jeff Ullman's progeny)
Known PhD siblings
M. V. S. Ramanath,
Will E. Leland,
Mary D. P. Leland,
Prasun Dewan(UNC-Chapel Hill),
Tracking my PhD Progeny
Recent Alumni of my Research Group
- Dr. Yousef Khalidi (1989) - Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Corp.
(formerly Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems)
- Dr. Joonwon Lee (1991) - Professor, Department of EECS, Kaist University, Korea
- Dr. Walter B. Ligon III (1992) - Associate Professor, Department of ECE, Clemson University, South Carolina
- Dr. Martin Davis (1992) - (e-mail: martin (at) martinhdavisjr.com)
- Dr. Ajay Mohindra (1993) - IBM T.J.Watson Research Center
- Dr. Anand Sivasubramaniam (1995) - Professor, Department of CSE, Pennsylvania State University
- Dr. Vibby Gottemukkala (1995) - CAMPSYS Corp.
- Dr. Sreenivas Gukal (1995) - Microsoft Corp.
- Dr. Gautam Shah (1995) - IBM Kingston (SP2 group)
- Dr. Aman Singla (1997) - Atheros Communications, Inc., (e-mail: aman (at) atheros.com)
- Dr. Zachary Alan Kurmas
(2004) - Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science &
Information Systems, Grand Valley State University
- Dr. Sameer Adhikari (2004) - Intel Corp.
- Dr. Arnab Paul (2005) - Intel Corp.
- Dr. Josh Fryman (2005) - Intel Corp.
- Dr. Matt Wolenetz (2005) - Microsoft Corp.
- Dr. Rajnish Kumar (2006) - Research Scientist II, Georgia Tech
- Dr. Nissim Harel (2006) - Faculty member, CS department,
The College of Management, Israel
- Dr. Xiang Song (2008) - Microsoft Corp.
- Dr. Hasnain Mandviwala (2008) - Bloomberg L.P
- Dr. David Hilley (2009) - Google
Dr. Nova Ahmed (2010) - Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science,
North South University,
- Dr. Bikash Agarwalla (2010) - Facebook
- Dr. Hyojun Kim (2012) - IBM Almaden Research Center
- Lateef Yusuf (2014) - Amazon
- Mungyung Ryu (2014) - Google
- Kirak Hong (2014) - Google
- Toby Reyelts, BS 2000, Google
- Anand Lakshminarayanan, MS 2000, Microsoft
- Russ Keldorph, MS 2000, Microsoft
- Kirill Mechitov, BS 2001, Grad Student UIUC
- Durga Devi Mannaru, MS 2001, IBM Research Triangle Park, NC.
- Ansley Post, BS 2002, Grad Student Rice U.
- Rajat Sharma, MS 2003, Verizon Wireless
- Zaib Talat, BS 2003
- Ilya Bagrak, BS 2004, Grad Student UC-Berkeley
- Martin Modahl, MS 2004
- Sam Young, BS 2007, Amazon
- Steven French, BS 2007, Microsoft
- Vladimir Urazov, MS December 2007, Citadel Investment Group
- Aninda Ray, MS December 2008, Microsoft Corp.
- Jatin Kumar, MS December 2008, NVIDIA Corp.
- Steven Dalton, BS May 2009, Grad Student UIUC
- Amit Warke, MS December 2009, HP Labs
- Matthew McCawley, BS
- Brian Stebar II, BS
- Brandon Whitehead, BS
- Michael DeRosa, BS
- Brent Rowswell, BS
- Stewart Butler, BS
- Jinghui Wang, BS
- Chayong Lee, BS
- Bhavana Challa, MS 2012, Linkedin
- Junsuk Shin
- Dave Lillethun
- Dushmanta Mohapatra
- Wonhee Cho
- Yeonju Jeong
Embedded Pervasive Lab for a
quick snapshot of ongoing projects.
Visit the following places for a description related to
my past research activities.
NSF Research Infrastructure Project
- The Stampede System
- The Beehive Cluster System
- TASS: A Top-down Approach to Scalability Study
As a reward for visiting my homepage here is a recipe for
invented by my wife Vasanthi!
- Dr. Umakishore Ramachandran
Professor and Director of STAR Center
College of Computing, Georgia Tech
Klaus Advanced Computing Building
266 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332.
- E-mail: rama at cc dot gatech dot edu