Sameer Kulkarni


sameer UPDATE: Sameer Kulkarni has finished his PhD in CleanSky and is now a postdoc at UCR, U.S.A.

Fellowship:Sameer Kulkarni joined CleanSky ITN on March 1st, 2015. He was selected for the ESR5 fellowship and is investigating live data center migration across multiple data centers at University of Göttingen.

Bio: : I received Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering from NIE, Mysore, India and Master degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. During my masters I performed directed research on topics in virtualization and cloud computing, compiling the literature surveys on “Virtualization – Challenges & Opportunities in Disaster Recovery and Security” and “Addressing Security, Reliability and Trust Management for Internet Cloud” and published a paper “Cloud Security with Virtualized Defense and Reputation based Trust Management” in IEEE International workshop on Security in cloud computing SCC’09. After my Master’s, I worked in multimedia systems team, designing and implementing several audio solutions for Qualcomm SOCs at Qualcomm, San Diego.

My current area of interests include Cloud Computing, Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. My favourite pastimes include listening to music, reading books and Gardening. I also enjoy playing and watching Chess, Tennis and Cricket.

What’s your motivation for doing your PhD, and why within CleanSky?
Inquisitiveness, deep fond interest in learning, teaching and desire to build my career and contribute in academia have been the motivation to pursue PhD. I found a great opportunity in CleanSky ESR5, PhD position at University of Gottingen, that greatly aligned with my research interests in Virtualization and Cloud computing. I’m glad to be part of CleanSky.C.
What is your goal after finishing your PhD?
After finishing my PhD, my goal is to seek a career in the fields of academics and research.
Sameer Kulkarni’s CleanSky ITN Publications
Sameer G Kulkarni (ESR5), Wei Zhang, Jinho Hwang, Shriram Rajagopalan, K. K. Ramankrishnan, Timothy Wood, Mayutan Arumaithurai, Xiaoming Fu: “NFVnice: Dynamic Backpressure and Scheduling for NFV Service Chains”, to appear in Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2017 (SIGCOMM’17), Los Angeles, USA, August 2017

Sameer G Kulkarni (ESR5), Mayutan Arumaithurai, K. K. Ramankrishnan, and Xiaoming Fu: “REARM: Renewable Energy Based Resilient Deployment of Virtual Network Functions”, in Proceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2017), Oulu, Finland, June 2017

Argyrios G. Tasiopoulos, Sameer G Kulkarni (ESR5), Mayutan Arumaithurai, Ioanis Psaras, K. K. Ramankrishnan, Xiaoming Fu, and George Pavlou: “DRENCH: A Semi-Distributed Resource Management Framework for NFV based Service Function Chaining”, in Proceedings of the IFIP Networking 2017 Conference (IFIP NETWORKING 2017), Stockholm, Sweden, June 2017

Sameer G Kulkarni (ESR5), Mayutan Arumaithurai, K.K. Ramakrishnan, Xiaoming Fu: REARM: Renewable Energy based Resilient Deployment of Virtual Network Functions’, to appear in NetSys 2017 PhD Forum, March 2017 [PDF]

Sameer G Kulkarni (ESR5), Mayutan Arumaithurai, K.K. Ramakrishnan, Xiaoming Fu: Neo-NSH:Towards Scalable and Efficient Dynamic Service Function Chaining of Elastic Network Functions’, to appear in Proceedings of the 20th Conference Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks, Paris, March 2017 [PDF].

Sameer G Kulkarni (ESR5), Mayutan Arumaithurai, Argyrios G. Tasiopoulos, Ioannis Psaras, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Xiaoming Fu, George Pavlou: Name Enhanced SDN Framework for Service Function Chaining of Elastic Network Functions, IEEE INFOCOM Poster, April 2016

Sameer Kulkarni’s Conference Participation
ACM SIGCOMM 2015 (London, UK), IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (San Francisco, USA)
Sameer Kulkarni’s Ph.D Thesis
Resource Management for Efficient, Scalable and Resilient Network Function
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