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About Me

Namaste ! My name is Nishant Saurabh. Currenty, I am a Ph.D. Researcher in the Distributed & Parallel Systems (DPS) Group at the Instititue for Informatics, University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Austria. My Ph.D. supervisor Dr. Radu Prodan is a Full Professor at Institute for Information Technology, Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria and is currently leading the Distributed Systems Group within DPS. Prior to start of Ph.D., I obtained my MSc. degree specialized in High Performance Distributed Computing at Computer Science department of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands. I completed my Masters Thesis under the inspirational supervision of Dr. Ana Lucia Varbanescu, another eminent researcher and an Asscociate Prof. at University of Amsterdam(UvA), Netherlands.


Research Areas


Latest News:

Our paper “Expelliarmus: Semantic-Centric Virtual Machine Image Management in IaaS Clouds” has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC).

Our paper “A Dynamic Evolutionary Multi-Objective Virtual Machine Placement Heuristic for Cloud Infrastructures” has been accepted for publication at the Elsevier's Journal of Information and Software Technology (INSOF).

I have been selected for the “Young Scientist Mentoring (YSM) 2020/21 Scholarship” from Klagenfurt University for a research visit at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

I have been selected for the “IEEE Computer Society's TCPP (Technical Committee on Parallel Processing) award” at the prestigious 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium , IPDPS 2019 to be held at Rio de Janerio, Brazil (May 20-24 2019).

Our paper “Semantics-aware Virtual Machine Image Management in IaaS Clouds” has been accepted for publication at 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium , IPDPS 2019 to be held at Rio de Janerio, Brazil (May 20-24 2019).

EU H2020 Horizon project proposal “smART socIal media eCOsytstem in a blockchaiN Federated environment” (ARTICONF) worth 4.2 million euros has been accepted and the project will be coordinated by ITEC under the leadership of Prof. Radu Prodan.

Publications


Projects

  • ARTICONF: smART socIal media eCOsystem in a blockchaiN Federated environment. (ARTICONF project received funding worth 4.2 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation H2020-ICT-2018-2 programme call under grant agreement No 825134)
    • Role : Scientific Coordinator and Work-Package Leader (WP5: Semantic self-adaptive framework with decentralized reasoning and decision making)
    • Status : Ongoing
    • Start Date : January 2019 | End Date : January 2022
    • Website : www.articonf.eu
    • Github :
    • Description: ARTICONF researches and develops a novel set of trustworthy, resilient, and globally sustainable decentralised social media services. ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Namely, its goals are to:
      • simplify the creation of open and agile social media ecosystem with trusted participation using a two stage permissioned blockchain
      • automatically detect interest groups and communities using graph anonymization techniques for decentralised and tokenized decision-making and reasoning
      • elastically autoscale time-critical social media applications through an adaptive orchestrated Cloud edge-based infrastructure meeting application runtime requirements
      • enhance monetary inclusion in collaborative models through cognition and knowledge supply chains
  • ENTICE: dEcentralised repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations. (ENTICE project received funding worth 2.7 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644179)
    • Role : WP4 (Multiobjective and autonomous VMI repository) Research & Development Team Member,
    • Status : Completed
    • Start Date : Februray 2015 | End Date : February 2018
    • Website : www.entice-project.eu
    • Github : entice-repository
    • Description : With the intention of designing a platform for the creation of lightweight VM images, using distributed storage and multi-objective optimisation, ENTICE is aiming to cut the size of VM images and increase the speed of VM image deployment. Namely, its goals are:
      • Creation of lightweight VM images through functional descriptions
      • Distributed lightweight VM image storage.
      • Autonomous multi-objective repository optimisation
      • Elastic resource provisioning
      • Information infrastructure for strategic and dynamic reasoning.

Program Committee


Reviewer

  • Journals
    • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing-Elsevier(JPDC)
    • Journal of Grid Computing-Springer
    • Future Generation Computer Systems- Elsevier (FGCS)
    • Software: Practice and Experience- Wiley
  • Conferences

Software

  • Expelliarmus
    • Motivation : Semantic management of Virtual machine images (VMIs).
    • Contributors : Nishant Saurabh, Julian Remmers
    • Github : expelliarmus-repository
    • Software License : MIT License

Supervised Students

  • Julian Remmers (MSc. student, University of Innsbruck, Austria)(Finished)
  • Francesco Gateano (MSc. student, University of Innsbruck, Austria)(Finished)
  • Alexander Lercher (MSc. student, Klagenfurt University, Austria)(On-going)
  • Bogdan Mihai (MSc. student, Klagenfurt University, Austria)(On-going)
  • Manuel Harold (MSc. student, Klagenfurt University, Austria)(On-going)

Industry Experience:

  • TwelveCubes (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    • Role : Software Developer
    • Period : September 2013 - August 2014
    • Key Contributions: Designed Distributed paradigm for Online Alert System - an alarm system, used to inform large groups about an emergency situation with a click of a button via different media(phone, email, text message, etc.)
      • Developed Distributed Communication Server
      • Designed distributed task processing architecture using RabbitMQ and Cel- ery frameworks.
  • Stormbits BV (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    • Role : Software Developer
    • Period : September 2014 - April 2015
    • Key Contributions: In-charge of Notification based web-application and analysis of performance based measures for deployment on AmazonEC2.
      • Developed monitoring system using Cloudwatch.
      • Designed model to avoid performance interference effects

Awards

  • IEEE Computer Society TCPP (Technical Committee on Parallel Processing) award, 33rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2019, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
  • YSM (Young Scientist Mentoring) scholarship 2020/21, Klagenfurt University.

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