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 an ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time award (2016), IBM faculty partnership awards (2017 and 2015), the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2010), and a research award from Cisco (2007). With his co-authors, he has received the following awards or other recognition: "Best Paper Candidate" at IEEE ICAC 2016, "Best Student Paper" at IEEE CLOUD 2016, "Best Paper (Runner Up)" at ACM e-Energy 2015, "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 is an associate editor of the IEEE transactions on parallel and distributed systems (TPDS). Previously, he has served as the general chair of the CPSWeek Feedback Computing workshop 2015, 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 ACM and IEEE.