Karsten Schwan

Regents' Professor
CERCS Director
Systems Research Group
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Prof. Karsten Schwan directs the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) at Georgia Tech. He is also a professor in the Systems Research Group of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. His group conducts experimental research targeting high performance, real-time, and ubiquitous applications. Research topics include dynamic program adaptation; online program monitoring, tuning, and steering; task and message scheduling; basic mechanisms and policies for quality management in operating and communication systems; middleware; and software tools. This research is conducted on parallel, distributed, and embedded system platforms, in laboratories shared with end users and hardware developers.

Brief biosketch.

Current publications

List of current publications.
Publications prior to 2000.

Current research projects and laboratories

Research scientists

GT Ph.D. alumni

GT M.S. alumni

  • Srihari Govindharaj - now at Intercontinental Exchange.
  • Jasmina Jancic - now at EMC.
  • Mahendra Kutare
  • Radhika Niranjan (jointly with Ada Gavrilovska) - now at UC San Diego.
  • Parley Van Oleson - now at Cisco Systems.
  • Hailemelekot Seifu - now at Radisys.
  • Bhumik Sanghavi (jointly with Matt Wolf).
  • Leo Singleton - now at Citrix Systems.
  • Srikanth Sundaragopalan - now at Microsoft.


Contact information

Karsten Schwan
College of Computing, Georgia Tech
266 Ferst Dr., Atlanta GA 30332-0765
Office: Georgia Tech, KACB - Rm. 3338
Phone: (404) 894-2589
Fax: (404) 385-2295