I am a professor in the Computer and Information Systems (CIS) department at Temple University, Philadelphia and director of a new NSF IUCRC site "center for research in energy and configuration management".  Prior to this I was with Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS)  at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA and serving as a program director in the Computer and Networks Systems (CNS) division cluster of CISE/CNS division from 2008-2013. Prior to this, I worked for Intel Corporation on future server architectures and technologies. My recent research interests include the following:

  1. Sustainability and energy issues in data center design.
  2. Synergies between computer and logistics networks
  3. Storage systems performance and robustness
  4. Cloud computing and configuration management security
  5. Resilience and performance in high performance computing
  6. Communications for disaster management
  7. Smart grid security

I can be reached via phone at (215) 204-9654 and by email at kkant at temple.edu.

Krishna Kant

IEEE Fellow

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My other areas with significant expertise and prior/ongoing work include (a) Traffic characterization of internet and e-commerce servers, (b) Detailed platform level performance modeling, (c) Network acceleration at transport and higher layers, (d) compression technologies, and (e) peer to peer computing. Prior to joining Intel, I was with Bellcore (now Telcordia) from 1992 to 1997 where I worked on a both Operations support and Switching sides of Telecom. In particular, I worked on a variety of aspects related to Signaling System no 7 (SS7) including SS7 congestion control, link error monitoring, capacity planning and personal communications technologies. Prior to Bellcore, I was an associate professor of computer science at Penn State University (1985-1991) primarily working in areas of performance modeling and distributed systems. From 1981-1985, I was an assistant professor in the EECS department, Northwestern University, working mainly in the areas of fault-tolerance and performance modeling. In 1992, I published a graduate level textbook on performance modeling, titled Introduction to Computer Systems Performance Modeling, McGraw Hill, 1992.


I was elected a fellow of the IEEE for contributions to enterprise server performance and power management technologies and Domain Name System Robustness. At NSF, I represented the CISE directorate in driving the large Sustainability initiative called SEES (Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability) from its inception in 2010 until 2013, including the many funding programs that it produced. In 2012 I received director’s award for my contributions to SEES.



Available Positions:

     I am looking for Ph.D. students and postdocs in multiple areas, but particularly in storage systems, data center energy management, and smart grid security.


For more detailed information, please click the following links.

·         Detailed Professional Vita (Including links to publications)

·         Handbook on Securing Cyberphysical Systems (Feb 2012)

·         Tutorial on Data Center Challenges , Computer Networks Journal, Vol 52, #17, Dec 2009 .

·         Oct 11 & 14, 2013 NSF Webinars on SEES Initiative



1.       US-India Pervasive Computing workshop (June 2012)

2.       NSF Workshop on Communications for sustainability (WICS, June 2011)

3.      Workshop on Pervasive Computing at Scale (PeCS, Jan 2011)

4.       NSF/CCC workshop on role of computer science & engineering in sustainability (RISES, Feb 2011)

5.       US-India workshop on pervasive computing and communications (PC3, March 2011)

6.      NSF CSR workshop (March 2010) 

7.       NSF-EU workshop on Pervasive Computing and Social Networking (March 2010)

8.       US-India workshop on Infrastructure Security (Jan 2010)

9.       Science of Power Management Workshop (April 2009)

10.   Report of US-India workshop on CS Research/Education (Jan 2009)




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