I have been a program director in the Computer and Networks Systems (CNS) division cluster of CISE/CNS division within National Science Foundation since 2008. I have also been involved with driving NSF’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) program from CISE’s perspective since its inception in 2010. I am also a research professor at the Center of Secure Information Systems (CSIS) at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA where I work on cloud computing security. Prior to this, I worked for Intel Corporation on future server architectures and technologies. My recent research interests include the following:
I can be reached via phone at (703) 292-4776 and by email at kkant at gmu.edu or kkant at nsf.gov.
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, 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.
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