Tentative Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Krishna Kant
Krishna Kant is currently a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Earlier he was a research professor at George Mason University and served as a program director in computer, information science and engineering (CISE) directorate of National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2008-2013. At NSF, he was also instrumental in the development and running of NSF wide sustainability initiative called SEES (science, engineering and education for sustainability). His current areas of research include sustainability and energy efficiency in data centers, configuration robustness and security, and application of computing technologies to larger sustainability problems. He has also served at Northwestern University, Penn State University, Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Intel, and carries a combined 34 years of experience in academia, industry, and government. He has published in a wide variety of areas in computer science, authored a graduate textbook on performance modeling of computer systems, and coedited two books on infrastructure and cloud computing security. He is a Fellow of IEEE.