Doctoral Study Migration History
- While working at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Bangalore, India in 1997, I applied
for PhD admission @ the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane. Actually, I also applied to few other Australian (top?) universities
and got admission from most of them with scholarships covering full fees, health, and living expenses for me and my family! I proposed to research on:
A Single System Image Operating System Layer for
Clusters or Wide-area Distributed Systems.
- When I joined for the doctoral program @ QUT in 1998 with Clemens Szyperski now @
Microsoft Research, I (aligned with group priorities) proposed to work on
I/O under Process Migration (as part of the Gardens project) that resulted in a new research proposal: An Adaptive Parallel File System for Clusters. The work
at QUT has resulted in a number of research publications in conference
proceedings, journals, and books including books and journal editorials
(see my publications during 1998-99). Of course, the community we built during
the development of cluster computing book has
influenced on the formation of a IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC).
- In 1999, my supervisor @ QUT moved to Microsoft Research, I then migrated (fortunately IPRS scholarship was transferable) to Monash University in Melbourne to work with a new supervisor, David Abramson. Then on I associated with Grid Computing
projects such as Nimrod-G and actively initiated new projects such as Grid Economy, GRACE, Compute Power Market, World-Wide Grid testbed, Virtual Laboratory, Grid Infoware, and GridSim. Yes, to some extent, I had to adapt myself again to my supervisor's current interests, which means changing thesis direction.
- In 2000, I again migrated to a new campus, but within Monash University: from Clayton
to Caulfield Campus to join DSTC
- In 2001, I again had to migrate to a new office, but within the same campus/building to suit to the plans/wishes of administrative people!, who logically partitioned the Level 5 offices in
Building C into DSSE and DSTC. I happens to be
in a nice office with window on DSTC side,
I was forced to migrate a windowless office sharing with others/visitors towards the DSSE side. I hope there is no more migration
until I am awarded (earn) a title "Dr." :-)
- On April 12, 2002, I have submitted thesis! Thanks for your interest.