Anshul Gandhi

  


      
Anshul Gandhi

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (affiliate appointment)
Stony Brook University

Office: 347, Computer Science.  Phone: (631) 632-8475.
Email: anshul (at) cs (dot) stonybrook (dot) edu
Lab: 336, Computer Science.  PACE Lab.

CV: [pdf] (updated: April 2016)

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, where I lead the PACE Lab.
I am broadly interested in systems and performance modeling. My research aims to improve system performance via analytical tools.
My recent projects include cost and performance optimization for cloud applications (ongoing, with IBM) and power management in data centers (PhD thesis).
Please see my research interests and publications below for more information.
Feel free to email me if you want to learn more about my research and are interested in joining my group.

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August 2016: One poster accepted at SOCC 2016. Congrats Ahmad!
July 2016: Two papers accepted at IGSC 2016. Congrats Wajahat!
July 2016: I will be co-chairing tutorials for Sigmetrics 2017! Please let me know if you are interested in contributing.
June 2016: On the program committee for IC2E 2017.
June 2016: PACE Lab website is now up.
May 2016: NSF funds our elastic memory caching tiers work. Thanks NSF!
April 2016: Patent on cloud autoscaling with IBM issued!
April 2016: On the program committee for ICCAC 2016, IGSC 2016, and GPCDP 2016.
March 2016: On the program committee for ICCCN 2016, SummerSim 2016, and DIDC 2016.
February 2016: One paper and one poster accepted at Sigmetrics 2016!
February 2016: Received a Google Research Award (Co-PI). Thanks Google!
January 2016: On the program committee for DCC 2016 and QEST 2016.
December 2015: Two papers accepted at IC2E 2016. Congrats to Ahmad, Bharath, Sagar, and Sidhartha!
November 2015: Granted an affiliate faculty appointment in the AMS department at SBU!
November 2015: On the program committee for MASCOTS 2016.
October 2015: On the program committee for ICDCS 2016 (Energy Management and Green Distributed Computing track).

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I was a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Cloud Optimization and Analytics group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center from 2013 to 2014.
I completed my Ph.D. in 2013 from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University where I was advised by Prof. Mor Harchol-Balter.
You can find my thesis here - Dynamic Server Provisioning for Data Center Power Management.
I was awarded the 2013 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award for my thesis.
I completed my undergraduate studies in 2007 from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Research Interests:

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I am interested in applying theory to systems. In particular, my research aims to leverage mathematical tools such as {Performance Modeling,Queueing Theory,Control Theory} to analyze the behavior of systems such as {Distributed Systems,Cloud,Data Centers} and to optimize metrics of interest such as {Performance,Power,Energy}.

I am currently working with IBM Research on applying queueing theory and control theory to provide performance guarantees for cloud-deployed applications (via scale-out and scale-up in OpenStack).

Some of my recent projects include:

Publications:      [Google Scholar]  [DBLP]  [ResearchGate]

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