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Open Cloud Institute Talk: Prasad Calyum, University of Missouri-Columbia

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Open Cloud Institute presents:


Prasad Calyum, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Missouri-Columbia

Role of Academia in Leading Open Cloud Innovations through Research, Education, Infrastructure and Outreach

Cloud Computing has emerged into a utility similar to water or electricity, and is an essential commodity for residential, business, and government applications. Academia has engendered the major science and engineering discoveries as well as innovation workforce that makes cloud computing possible today as its own industry. It is also shaping the future of the convergence of cloud computing with artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and Internet-of-Things. However, there are major challenges to make cloud computing more accessible, secure, extensible and cost-effective for application communities that benefit from the convergence. In this talk, I will first address the question of – why academia should lead open cloud initiatives to address these major challenges? Following this, I will present case studies from my industry/federally-sponsored research projects on how we can pursue open cloud innovations to transform national priority applications in healthcare, manufacturing, bioinformatics, neuroscience, public safety and education. The case studies will feature novel open cloud infrastructure architectures that interface with public cloud platforms, as well as algorithms within resource orchestration tools/technologies that push the state-of-the-art in cloud monitoring, hybrid cloud computing, software-defined networking, and usable security. I will conclude my talk by describing how open cloud research integration with targeted education programs and industry outreach efforts can be pursued in open cloud initiatives in a sustainable and impactful manner.

Location:   BSB 3.03.02, Loeffler Room, UTSA Main Campus



February 8
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm