Professional Biography



Bhuvan Urgaonkar is an associate professor of computer science and engineering at Penn State. During 2005-2011, he was an assistant professor of computer science and engineering, also at Penn State. He earned the Ph.D. (2005) and the M.S. (2002) degrees in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the B.Tech (honors) degree in computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (1999). His research involves applying ideas from distributed computing, resource management, scheduling, performance evaluation, and analytical modeling to the design and evaluation of data centers & clouds, operating systems, virtualization techniques, and storage systems.

Urgaonkar is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2010) and a research award from Cisco (2007). With his co-authors, he has received the following awards or other special recognition: "Best Paper" at IEEE IISWC 2013, "Best Paper" at IEEE MASCOTS 2012, "Best Paper Nomination" at ACM Sigmetrics 2012, "Pick of the Month" by IEEE STC (Oct. 2012) for his paper at ACM ASPLOS 2012, "Best Student Paper" at IEEE MASCOTS 2008, and "Best Student Paper" at IEEE ICAC 2005. He was a program co-chair of the USENIX Feedback Computing workshop 2014 and a co-chair of the performance track of the World Wide Web 2012 conference. He is a senior member of the ACM, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of USENIX.