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 within National Science Foundation since 2008. I was also involved with driving NSF’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) program from CISE’s perspective since its inception in 2010. 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. Robustness of Internet infrastructure.
  3. Cloud computing and configuration management 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.

For more detailed information, please click the following links.



·         US-India Pervasive Computing workshop (June 2012)

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

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


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