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Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Biography: Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Laboratory within the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He also serves as Storage Technology Corporation Fellow of Grid Computing. He received B.E and M.E in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore and Bangalore Universities in 1992 and 1995 respectively; and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in April 2002. He was awarded Dharma Ratnakara Memorial Trust Gold Medal in 1992 for his academic excellence at the University of Mysore, India. He received Leadership and Service Excellence Awards from the IEEE/ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing in 2000 and 2003.

Dr. Buyya is one of the inventors of system software for PARAM supercomputers developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India. He has pioneered Economic Paradigm for Service-Oriented Grid computing and demonstrated its utility through his contribution to conceptualisation, design and development of Cluster and Grid technologies such as GridSim, Libra, Nimrod-G and Gridbus that power the emerging eScience and eBusiness applications.

Dr. Buyya has authored/co-authored over 100 publications. He has co-authored three books Microprocessor x86 Programming, BPB Press, New Delhi, 1995, Mastering C++, Tata McGraw Hill Press, New Delhi, 1997, and Design of PARAS Microkernel. The books on emerging topics that he edited include, High Performance Cluster Computing published by Prentice Hall, USA, 1999; and High Performance Mass Storage and Parallel I/O, IEEE and Wiley Press, USA, 2001. He also edited proceedings of six international conferences and served as guest editor for major research journals. Dr. Buyya is a speaker in the IEEE Computer Society Chapter Tutorials Program and Co-founder/Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC). He also serves on Executive Committee of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP). He has organised and chaired IEEE/ACM international conferences in the area of Cluster and Grid Computing. He has lectured on advanced technologies such as Parallel, Distributed and Multithreaded Computing, Internet and Java, Cluster Computing, and Java and High Performance Computing in many international conferences and institutions. For further information on Dr. Buyya, please browse:
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