Professional Biography

Bhuvan Urgaonkar is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering 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, scheduling, performance evaluation, and economics to the design and evaluation of data centers & clouds, operating systems, and storage systems.

Urgaonkar is a recipient of an ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time award (2016), IBM faculty partnership awards (2018, 2017 and 2015), the National Science Foundation CAREER award (2010), a research award from Cisco (2007), and co-recipient of faculty awards from Google (2020 and 2011) and HP (2011). 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 a technical program committee co-chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2023 and an associate editor of the IEEE transactions on cloud computing. Recently, he was an associate editor of the IEEE transactios on parallel and distributed systems, a program co-chair of IEEE ICAC 2019, and a co-organizer of the NSF-sponsored workshop on cloud economics 2018. He is a senior member of ACM and IEEE.