Krishna Kant

 
Office phone: (215) 204-9654
Email:
kkant@temple.edu

Home page: http://www.kkant.net

Education:
        Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (1981)

        M.S. in Electrical Communication Eng., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (1977)

        B.Tech. in Electrical Eng., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1975)

Overview: Krishna is currently a professor in Computer and Information Science Department, Temple University. He is also the director of RECoM (Research in Energy and Configuration Management) Center that he established recently under NSF’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) program. The center is a new site of CRIS (Center for research in intelligent storage) at Univ/Minnesota, and focuses on energy and configuration management issues. He is an IEEE Fellow. Prior to joining Temple in 2014, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation.

Current Research Interests: Security and robustness issues in cloud computing and Internet infrastructure, Configuration management issues for large IT systems and its security, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability issues in computing & communications.

Other Expertise
: Domain name system (DNS and DNS-SEC) robustness, Traffic characterization and congestion control, Low-level hardware architectural design and modeling, Hardware acceleration technologies, Peer to Peer computing, Mathematical performance modeling, Telecommunication systems, Internet protocols and technologies, data center design issues, emerging nonvolatile memory technologies.
 
Professional Experience: Assistant and then tenured Associate Professor of computer science (1981-1991 – Northwestern & Penn State Univ.), R&D in telecommunications industry (1991-1997, Bellcore), R&D in computer industry (1997-2008, Intel), Funding agency program manager (2008 - April 2010, NSF), Research professor (April 2010 – present, George Mason Univ.), Funding agency program manager (2010 –2013, NSF).  Professor (2014-, Temple University). For details, see below.

 

Recent Educational Initiatives:

        Involved since 2009 in curriculum development in parallel and distributed computing area under the sponsorship of IEEE TCPP (technical committee on parallel processing). Also involved with biannual competitions since 2011 to collect & evaluate early adopter feedback. I also received IEEE TCPP certificate for outstanding contributions for 2011 in this connection.  Paper #112 articulates the need for a standardized curriculum in the parallel and distributed systems area:

 


Recently Funded Grants: (about $2.0M since joining Temple in 2014)

  1. EAGER: Quality of Configuration in Large Scale Data Centers, NSF, CNS-1407876, $299,353, May 2014 - April 2016, Role: Lead PI
  2. Collaborative Research: EAGER: From Computer Networks to Food Networks, NSF, CNS-1414509, $125,000, May 2014 -April 2016, (Collaborative with UC/Davis), Role: Lead PI
  3. Collaborative Research: Software Defined Energy Adaptation in Large Scale Data Centers, NSF, CNS-1422921, $249,997, Oct 2014- Aug 2017 (Collaborative with U/Minn) , Role: Lead PI

4.       Collaborative Research: A Multi-University I/UCRC Phase II Center on Intelligent Storage, NSF, IIP-1439672, $325,000, Sept 2014 – Aug 2019, (Collaborative w/ U/Minn and Texas A&M) , Role: Lead PI

5.       BDD: Dynamic Evolution of Smart-Phone Based Emergency Communications Network, NSF, CNS-1461932, $299,999, June 2015 – April 2018, Role: Lead PI

6.       Shadowing - An adaptive, Power-Aware Resiliency Framework for Exascale Computing, DoE, ASCR- 0000216300, $210,000, July 2015 – July 2018, (Collaborative with U/Pitt), Role: Temple PI

7.       INSPIRE: Exploiting Cross-Disciplinary Synergies for Efficient Perishable Commodity and Information Distribution, NSF, CNS-1542839, $200,000, July 2015 – June 2017, Role: Lead PI

8.       CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: Multi-party Collaborative Data Access, NSF, CNS-1527346, $358,894, Oct 2015- Sept 2018 (Collaborative with UNC/Charlotte), Role: Lead PI

9.       CPS: Breakthrough: Collaborative Research: Securing Smart Grid by Understanding Communications Infrastructure Dependencies, NSF, $245,000, CNS-1544904, Oct 2015 – Sept 2018, Collaborative with MST), Role: Lead PI

10.    Industry support for I/UCRC (See #4) in form of memberships (Limited to 10% overhead, rest for research): HP Storage $50,000 (payment approved, to be remitted to Temple), HP Storage, second membership, $50,000 (commitment letter received, payment in processing),  Also have verbal commitment from Intel, and we expect another $50K.

Grants in Preparation or under submission

1.       Multi Scale Dynamics of Adversarial Interactions in Complex Networks, $675K, Office of Naval Research, April 2016-April 2019 (Collaborative w/ MST, UIUC, WSU), Role: Temple PI

2.       Automated Generation and Hardening of Access Control Rules for Internet of Things, Amt TBD, NSF, Sept 2016-2019, (Collaborative w/ UNC/Charlotte), Role: Temple PI

3.       Coupled Multilayer Networks with Topological Uncertainties, $750K, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Role: Lead PI.

Older Grants (While at Intel Corp):

  1. Collaborative Research: Cooperative Security mechanisms for DNS, $290K, NSF, July 2007-June 2010 (w/ UC/Davis), Role: Lead PI
  2. Improving Internet Security via Meta-Data Channel, $100K, Intel IT research grant for April 2005-March 2008 (w/ UC/Davis) , Role: Lead PI
  3. Scalable software systems for Large Internet Servers, $465K, NSF, Jan 2003-Dec 2006 (w/ UC/Davis and UC/Riverside) , Role: Lead PI
  4. Scalable data center transport, Intel Research grant funded for Sept 2004-sept 2005 under researcher-in-residence program for visit to UC/Davis for a year, Role: Lead PI

 

Patents:      

An Error Monitoring Algorithm for Broadband Signaling Networks, Oct 1996, US Patent no 5487072. US Patent also received for a variant of this algorithm, Patent no 5563874, US patent no 7027460 on peer to peer TV, and US patent no 7885914 coordinated memory rank power control.


Editorial board

Computer Networks (COMNET), Sustainable Computing Journal (SUSCOM).

Honors and Awards:

1.       I was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2014 his contributions to enterprise server performance, power management technologies, and domain name system robustness.

2.       In Oct 2012, I was invited to present a retrospect on a paper that I published in ICCD (International Conference on Computer Design) 2002, which was among the five most impactful papers in 30 years of ICCD history.

3.       I received NSF director’s award for 2012 for my work on NSF wide sustainability program called SEES (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability), which is the highest award given in NSF.

4.       I also several certificates of appreciation including IEEE TCPP certificate for contributions to the development of parallel/distributed processing curriculum.

 

Tutorials Given at Major Conferences:

1.       Collaborative Sharing of Cloud Hosted Structured Data, to be given at 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2015), Limassol, Cyprus. See http://cyprusconferences.org/ucc2015/?page_id=1211

2.       Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Data Centers Design and Operation Design of Sustainable Data Centers, Given at High performance computing architecture (HPCA) conference in 2012 (New Orleans, LA), See http://www.ece.lsu.edu/hpca-18/. Also given at International supercomputing conference in 2012 (Hamburg, Germany).

3.       Power/Thermal Challenges in Data Centers, Given at Super-Computing Conference in 2009 (Portland, OR). See http://sc09.supercomputing.org/?pg=tutorials.html

4.       Surviving Large Scale Internet Outages, Given at Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) Conference in 2007 (Edinburgh, UK), See http://2007.dsn.org/fullProgram.htm. Also given at International Conferences on Distributed Systems and Networks (ICDCN) in 2009 in Hyderabad, India.

5.       Building Scalable Ad-hoc Collaboration Networks, Given at Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) in 2003 in San Francisco, CA, See http://globecom2003.ieee-globecom.org/

 

 

Books and Book Chapters Published:

  1. K. Kant, Introduction to Computer System Performance Evaluation, McGraw-Hill, 1992; A widely respected graduate level textbook with in-depth coverage of mathematical modeling of performance.
  2. K. Kant, Steady State Analysis of Stochastic Systems, Chapter 2, pp17--68, invited contribution in Handbook of Statistics, Vol 9, 1993, edited by C. R. Rao. See http://www.elsevier.com/books/handbook-of-statistics-9-computational-statistics/rao/978-0-444-88096-3
  3. K. Kant, Configuration Management Security in Data Center Environments, Invited chapter in Moving Target Defense: Creating Asymmetric Uncertainty for Cyber threats, Eds. S. Jajodia, A. Ghosh, V. Swarup, C. Wang, X. Wang, Springer, Dec. 2011. Discusses application of moving target defense techniques to the problem of data center configuration management.
  4. K. Kant, Energy Adaptive Computing -- A New Paradigm for Sustainable Computing, Invited chapter in Handbook of Energy Aware and Green Computing, Eds. S. Ranka & I. Ahmed, Chapman & Hall / CRC Computer & Information Sciences Series, Jan 2012. Discusses challenges in energy adaptation of computer systems.
  5. S. Das, K. Kant, N. Zhang (eds.), Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Infrastructures: Foundations and Challenges, Morgan Kaufman, Feb 2012. A comprehensive handbook on the subject with 30 chapters by leading experts in the field (see item #8).
  6. K. Kant and C. Deccio, Security and Robustness in the Internet Infrastructure, A chapter in the above handbook that provides a comprehensive treatment of security and robustness in the Internet.
  7. K. Kant, M. Murugan and D. Du, “Energy Adaptive Computing for a Sustainable ICT Ecosystem”, in Design Technologies for Green and Sustainable Computing Systems, Eds P. Pande, A. Ganguly, K. Chakrabarty, Springer, June 2013. See http://www.springer.com/engineering/circuits+%26+systems/book/978-1-4614-4974-4
  8. S. Jajodia, K. Kant, P. Samarati, et al., Secure Cloud Computing, Springer, publication date: Feb  2014, SBN-13: 978-1461492771, A compendium of security issues in cloud computing.  See: http://www.amazon.com/Secure-Cloud-Computing-Sushil-Jajodia/dp/1461492777


Software Tools Developed:

1.       LMPOWER, a comprehensive tool for detailed studies on power management of memory and interconnect in SMP system. Developed while at Intel, use extensively in many projects.

2.       Geist (Generator of e-commerce and internet traffic), Developed while at Intel and open sourced, Available at http://www.kkant.net/geist

3.       SimP2 (Tool for evaluating performance of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks), Developed at Intel.

4.       DCLUE (Database cluster emulator) as tool for studying database cluster performance. Developed at Intel, Available at http://www.kkant.net/DCLUE

5.       DNSViz – a tool for visualization of DNS misconfiguration, developed at Sandia Labs by Casey Deccio based on his Ph.D. work with me while I was at GMU/NSF.  Available at http://dnsviz.net/

 

Workshops Organized:   

1.       US-India Program for Exploratory Experiences for Researchers and Students (PEERS), w/ Sukumar Ghosh and Sajal Das), Jan 2009, IIIT Hyderabad, India.

2.       NSF workshop on Science of Power Management, http://scipm.cs.vt.edu/ (w/ Kirk Cameron & Kirk Pruhs), April 2009, Arlington VA.

3.       NSF-IUSSTF Workshop on Distributed Infrastructure for Security Monitoring and Intelligence Extraction Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 9-13 January 2010. (see book #5, which resulted from this workshop.) (http://nsl.cse.unt.edu/~dantu/cae/e/Infrasec_2010_Bangalore.pdf)

4.       NSF-EU workshop on Future Directions in Pervasive Computing and Social Networking for Emerging Applications, (w/ Mohan Kumar and Sajal Das), Percom 2010, Manheim, Germany, March 2010

5.       US-India Pervasive Computing, Communication and Collaboration, (w/ Sajal Das, Jim Kurose, Huzur Saran), March 2011, New Delhi & June 2102 Arlington, VA. (These workshop resulted in an US-India funding program in pervasive computing.)

6.       Secure Cloud Computing, (w/ Sushil Jajodia), George Mason University, March 2013. (See edited book #8, which resulted from this workshop).

7.       Role of Distributed Coordination in Resilient & Fine-Grain Control of Power Grids, 8th CMU Electricity Symposium, (w/ Marja Ilic), https://www.ece.cmu.edu/~electriconf/2013/index.html, Feb 2014.

 

Other Professional Activities:
      Conferences: Service in many conference program committees including Networking 2016, IPDPS 2016, Infocom 2016-2010, ICPP 2015, ICDCS 2013, WWW 2013, QEST 2013, ICCCN 2012, ICPP 2012, CCGrid 2011-12, Buildsys 2012, ICDCN 2012-2009, ICPP 2012, etc. I am currently PC co-chair of ICPP 2016, workshop chair for ICNP 2015, and PC chair for Resilience week 2015. I was PC co-chair for Safeconfig 2014, CCW 2014, and general co-chair for SustainIT 2015. I was the track vice-chair of ICDCS 2013, and program chair of DCperf 2013. I was the general chair of ICCCN 2012.

      Panels/Invited talks: I have participated and organized several panels recently. At ICCCN 2014, I organized and moderated a panel on Cyber-Physical Clouds: Risks and Challenges. At Infocom 2014 I organized and moderated a panel on Networking Challenges for Cyber-Physical Systems. At ICDCS 2013 I organized a panel on Security, Privacy and Trust in Internet of Things. I participated in a panel at ICCCN 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas on Data Center Networks. I participated in a panel at PERCOM 2013 in San Diego, CA on the topic of Machine to Machine communications in Disaster Response. I organized a panel on Security and Privacy in the Age of Big Data at CollaborateCom conference in Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 2012.  I gave a keynote on sustainable computing International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), June 2013 in Arlington, VA. I gave a keynote on Energy Adaptation in Smart Infrastructure at SMART 2012 conference held in Stuttgart, Germany in Aug 2012. In April 2015, I gave an invited talk at IMDEA Network Institute in Madrid, Spain on “Energy Adaptive Disaster Recovery Network Using WiFi Tethering”, and presented an invited paper at ICCCN on “Collaborative Heterogeneous Sensing: An Application to Contamination Detection in Water Distribution Networks” in Aug 2015.

     I have also served on numerous review panels for National Science Foundation (6 in 2015 so far), Department of Energy and Hong Kong Graduate Research forum. I have also participated and organized NSF panels and workshops while serving as a NSF program director (2008-2013).

    Guest Editing: I have been also involved with guest editing of several special issues or special sections of Journals. Recently I guest edited a special section on computational sustainability in IEEE transactions on emerging topics in computing (www.computer.org/portal/web/tetc), and a special section on pervasive computing sustainability in PMC journal (www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/15741192/9/1). I have also been involved with several edited books as listed above under Books published.

   

Recent Advising  -- Ph.D.

1.       Anis Alazzawe, Temple University. Thesis area: Resilience in High Performance Computing Systems, Role: Supervisor, Starting date: Summer 2015, Status: ongoing.

2.       Madhurima Ray, Temple University. Thesis area: Software Defined Energy Management in Data Centers, Role: Supervisor, Starting date: Fall 2015, Status: ongoing.

3.       Malek Athamnah, Temple University, Thesis area: Access Control in Collaborative Databases, Role: Supervisor, Starting date: Summer 2014, Status: ongoing.

4.       Ibrahim El-Shekil, Temple University, Thesis area: Quality of Configuration in Large-Scale Data Centers, Role: Supervisor, Starting date: Fall 2014, Status: ongoing.

5.       Sanjeev Sondur, Temple University, Thesis area: Data Center Energy Management, Role: Supervisor, Starting date: Fall 2014, Status: ongoing.

6.       Mayank Raj (2015), Missouri University of Science and Technology, Thesis area: Energy Adaptation for Mobile Devices, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2011, (Now with IBM).

7.       Muthu Murugan (2014), University of Minnesota, Thesis area: Energy Adaptation in Data Centers, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2010, Status: completed. (Now with HP).

8.       Meixing Le (2013), George Mason University, Thesis area: Secure Collaboration in Multi-Cloud Environments, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2010, Status: completed. (Now with Cisco).

9.       Gim Jongmin (2012), Hanyang University, South Korea, Thesis area: Modeling of Emerging NVRAM Technologies, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2009, Status: completed. (Now with Samsung USA).

10.    Casey Deccio (2011), Univ. of California at Davis, Thesis area: Enhancing Security of the Domain Name System, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2008, Status: completed. (Now with Verisign).

11.    Lihua Yuan (2009), Univ. of California at Davis, Thesis area: Cooperative Security Mechanisms for Domain Name System, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2006, Status: completed. (Now with Microsoft).

12.    Neha Udar (2009), Southern Illinois University, Thesis area: Asset Localization in Data Centers Using UWB Radios, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2006, Status: completed. (Now with Intel).

13.    Amit Sahoo (2008), UC/Davis, Now with Cisco Systems, Thesis area: BGP Convergence Under Large Scale Internet Failures, Role: Co-advisor, Starting date: Fall 2005, Status: completed. (Now with Amazon).

Recent Advising -- Other

1.       Aron Cowan, Temple University, Junior UG, Research Project: Exploiting Provenance for Intelligent Prefetching of Data in Memory, Role: Supervisor, Starting date: Summer 2015, Status: ongoing.

2.       Vikram Gupta, Temple University, CIS MS student, Research Project: Error Characterization and Failure Prediction for SSDs, Role: Supervisor, Starting date: Fall 2015, Status: Starting.

3.       Dhruvin Sheth, Temple University, CIS Senior UG, Independent Study: Vulnerabilities of Smart Grid Communications Protocols, Role: Independent Study Advisor, Starting date: Fall 2015, Status: Starting.

 

Employment History

2014-Present: Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

I currently conduct research in several areas: energy and configuration management in data centers, access control and security in collaborative data sharing, and networking issues.

 

2010 - 2013: Research Professor, Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS), George Mason University (GMU). 

My research at GMU was also in the areas of security and robustness issues in data centers. My recent work is also focused on robustness in the Internet, particularly robustness of DNS/DNS-SEC and of inter-domain routing (BGP).

While at GMU, I also served as a Program Director in the CISE/CNS division at the National Science Foundation. At NSF, I managed computer systems research (CSR) program in the CNS division and actively support a few other programs such as Expeditions in Computing and Cyber-physical systems. Over the years, I was instrumental in expanding the scope of the CSR program by addition of several emerging areas including energy and sustainability, pervasive computing and communications, high performance computing, and cloud computing.

   I was also deeply involved in the development of solicitations for the NSF-wide initiative called SEES (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability) and represented CISE directorate in this initiative at multiple levels. In particular, I was intimately involved in the development of several SEES solicitations and subsequently running the funding competitions including Earth Systems Modeling (EASM), Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP), Sustainability Research Networks (SRN), Research Coordination Networks (RCN), Hazard and Disaster Management (HazardSEES), Cyber enabled sustainability science and engineering (CyberSEES), etc.

   I was also actively driving international collaboration initiatives within NSF in emerging fields of pervasive computing, sustainability, and infrastructure security.  In particular, I helped initiate a very successful US-India collaborative research program called PC3 (pervasive computing & communications collaboration) that currently has several successful ongoing projects in several pervasive computing topics. I also co-advised and continue to co-advise Ph.D. students at several institutions including ones at GMU, Hanyang University (Korea), Univ of Texas/Arlington, University of Minnesota, and University of North Carolina/Charlotte.

 

2008 - 2010: Program Director, CISE/CNS Division, National Science Foundation

     This is a position at NSF similar to the current one.  In addition to managing CSR and other NSF programs, I started an initiative on energy efficiency of IT, particularly data centers. This sub-area within CSR continues to attract increasing interest from the community. I also started initiative in enhanced international collaboration and organized several workshops for international collaboration targeted at areas like pervasive computing & social networking, infrastructure security, and computer networks and distributed systems. I coadvised 3 Ph.D. students during this time.

Research Collaborations: I have active collaborations with several universities.  I have collaborated closely with University of California at Davis since 2004 in the areas of robustness issues in the Internet, with University of Minnesota on energy efficient and sustainable computing since 2009, with University of Texas at Arlington on energy adaptation in peer to peer networks since 2009, and with Hanyang University (Korea) on emerging nonvolatile memory (NVRAM) technologies since 2008.  Currently I am collaborating with University of North Carolina, Charlotte on security configuration for data centers.

1997 - 2008: Senior Performance Analysis Engineer, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel Corp, Hillsboro, OR. 

Mainstream R&D Areas:  A significant part of my work was focused in designing new algorithms for power management of platform resources (DRAM ranks, DRAM-CPU interconnect, etc.) and detailed evaluation of their performance impact. Many of these power management algorithms were either adopted or heavily influenced power management architecture in Intel systems. Another key research was in the area of asset localization in data centers using wireless USB radios and its platform implementation issues. My related work spanned various aspects of data centers including real-time resource management, network virtualization, high speed networking, advanced transport layer features, metering and monitoring in a virtualized environments, hardware protocol acceleration, etc. My work on transport layer acceleration was critical in deciding Intel’s direction in this space.

Other work: One major theme of my work in Intel was the detailed architectural modeling of server platforms from a variety of perspectives. These models typically include details of processor busses/links, memory pipeline, IO busses, network processing, etc. and were used to assess impact of a variety of new HW capabilities on the performance of server benchmarks such as TPC-C, TPC-H, SpecWeb 99/2005, etc.  These models were routinely used in deciding overall architecture of Intel servers for various segments. In particular, I extensively studied hardware acceleration of various sorts (e.g., TCP, XML, encryption, authentication, compression, etc.), and the impact of inter-process communication latency on the performance of clustered database systems. I also worked on a variety of other research/implementation projects at Intel, including new server architectures that integrate compression into the DRAM, Internet server traffic characterization in terms of self-similarity and transactional properties, peer to peer computing, and network virtualization and utility computing. At Intel I was also involved with committees responsible for evaluating proposals submitted to Intel for funding.

Research Collaboration and Funding: During my tenure at Intel, I collaborated extensively with UC/Davis and wrote several joint NSF funding proposals.  Two of these proposals were funded and supported much of my joint research with UC/Davis.  In addition, during 2004-5, I spent one year as a visiting researcher at UC/Davis to study advanced transport features for data center networks.  This visit was entirely supported by a competitive research grant funded by Intel Research.  During this time I also initiated a new project on meta-data channel based security in the Internet and was successful in having it funded (along with UC/Davis) by Intel IT-research (different from Intel research). The work on these projects involved close supervision of two Ph.D. students.  I also worked closely with Southern Illinois University and advised a Ph.D. student there on the topic of UWB radio based asset localization in data centers. During this period I also carried out key work in two areas of Internet robustness: impact of large scale failures on the behavior of inter-domain routing via the BGP protocol, and robustness issues associated with plain and secure domain name service (DNS).

1991-1997: Senior Member of Technical Staff;  Engineering, Performance, and Control department,  Telcordia (formerly Bellcore),  Red Bank, NJ. 

R&D Areas: Telecommunications systems cover two major areas of R&D:  operations support system (OSS) and switching systems (SS), and I have extensive experience on both of these sides. On the OSS side, I examined issues relating to automatic provisioning of telephone service which requires interactions with dozens of database systems. I developed both mathematical and simulation models to study completion times for automated provisioning. On the switching side, I examined a variety of issues relating to signaling associated with call management. In particular, I worked extensively on congestion control and link error monitoring in both narrow-band and broadband SS7 (signaling system No. 7) networks. I also examined a variety of engineering issues relating to SS7, personal communication systems (PCS), ISDN, AIN (advanced intelligent network), impact of data connections on voice networks, etc. Much of this work was critical in supporting Bellcore’s generic requirements for US regional telecommunications networks and formed a part of those requirements.  During this time, I published extensively in the areas of congestion control, performance modeling, and error monitoring. During this time I was promoted to grade “H” (or consultant) which was the highest grade in the technical ladder.

 

1989-1991: Assistant and then tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 

1985-1989: Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 

Teaching, Research and Funding:  I taught undergraduate courses in operating systems and database systems which routinely enjoyed overflow enrollments and very high student scores.  I also developed and taught graduate courses in several advanced areas including computer system performance modeling, advanced operating systems, distributed systems, and fault-tolerant computing. My primary areas of research were computer system performance modeling and fault tolerant computing, and the research was funded by NSF and DoD.  During this time, I also wrote a highly regarded and comprehensive graduate textbook on mathematical performance modeling (listed above).  I personally established, managed, and supported the first networked laboratory of SUN workstations at Penn State for research and teaching in networked systems. Several students were trained in networking and systems issues on this very early networked system.

1981-1984: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 

Teaching/Research: Developed and taught undergraduate courses in several areas including: digital circuits & logic design, compiler design, and operating systems. Designed and delivered graduate courses/seminars in fault-tolerant computing, operating systems, and software engineering. During this time my research was primarily focused on fault-tolerant software design but increasingly was directed towards performance modeling issues.
 

 

External Publications (Since 1985):

1.              K. Kant and A. Silberschatz, ``Error Propagation and Recovery in Concurrent Environments'', The Computer Journal, Vol 28, Nov 1985, pp. 466-473.

2.              K. Kant, ``Finding Interference between Rectangular Paths'', IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol C-34, Nov 1985, pp. 1045-1049.

3.              M.M. Srinivasan and K. Kant, ``The File Allocation Problem: A Queuing Network Modeling Approach'', Computers and Operations Research, Vol 14, May 1987, pp349-361.

4.              K. Kant, ``Software Fault-Tolerance in Real-Time Computing Environments'', Information Sciences, Vol 42, Aug 1987, pp. 255-282.

5.              K. Kant, ``Performance Analysis of Hierarchical Ring Networks'', Proc. of the 12th Conference on Local Area Networks, pp. 95-108, Oct 1987.

6.              K. Kant, ``Modeling Inter-process Communication in Distributed Programs'', Proc. of International Workshop on Petri-Net and Performance Models,, Madison, Wisconsin, pp. 75-83, Aug 1987.

7.              K. Kant, ``Application Level Modeling of Parallel Machines'', Proc. of Performance 88, Santa Fe, NM , pp. 83-93, May 1988.

8.              A. Ravichandran  and K. Kant, ``Fault Identification in Robust Data Structures'', Proc. of the 19th Fault Tolerant Computing Symposium,, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 275-282, June 1989.

9.              M. Ghodsi and K. Kant, ``Performance Modeling of Concurrent Systems under Resource Constraints'', Parallel Computing 1989, pp. 589-594, Elsevier Science publisher.

10.           K. Kant and F.C. Liaw, ``Modeling Parallel Programs Using Dynamic Task Graphs'', Proc. of the first IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing., Dallas, Texas, pp. 90-97, May 1989.

11.           K. Kant, ``Performance Analysis of Real-Time Software Supporting Fault-Tolerant Operation'', IEEE Transactions on Computers, 39(7), pp. 906-918, July 1990.

12.           K. Kant, ``Analysis and Synthesis of Generalized Task Graphs'', Proc. of the 2nd Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Dallas, Texas, pp. 225-231, Dec 1990.

13.           M. Ghodsi and K. Kant, ``Analysis of Parallel Programs Running on Multiprocessor Systems'', Proc. of Performance 90, Edinburgh, U.K., pp. 407-421, Dec 1990.

14.           M. Ghodsi and K. Kant, ``Performance Analysis of Parallel Search Algorithms on Multiprocessor Systems'', Performance Evaluation, 13(1), pp. 67-83, sept 1991.

15.           M. Ghodsi and K. Kant, ``Well-Formed Generalized Task Graphs'', Proc. of the 3rd Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Dallas, TX, pp. 344-351, Dec 1991.

16.           K. Kant, ``Analysis of Delayed Repair Policies in Manufacturing Systems'', presented at ORSA-TIMS conference, Nashville, TN, May 1991.

17.           K. Kant, ``MVA Approximation for Shortest-Job-Next Scheduling Discipline'', Performance Evaluation, Vol 14, March 1992.

18.           K. Kant and A. Ravichandran, ``Synthesizing Robust Data Structures: An Introduction'', IEEE Transactions on Computers, 29(2), pp. 161-173, Feb 1990.

19.           K. Kant and A. Ravichandran, ``Synthesizing Robust Data Structures: Formal Approach'', Acta Informatica, 1992.

20.           A. Ravichandran and K. Kant, ``A General Approach to the Identification Compensated Faults in Robust Data Structures'', Information Science, 59(1), pp. 167-187, Jan 1992.

21.           D. Daly, K. Kant, Y-B. Lin, V. Mak, and D. Mok, ``COPS: A Computer Operations Performance Simulation System'', Proc of the 26th Annual Simulation Symposium, Washington D.C., April 1993.

22.           K. Kant, ``Performance of Window Flow-Control Protocol under Errors'', April 1993, Bellcore (Telcordia) technical report.

23.           K. Kant, ``Sustainable CCS Error Rate and its Implications for Error Monitoring'', April 1993, Bellcore (Telcordia) technical report.

24.           K. Kant, ``Evaluation of Error Interval Monitoring Algorithm'', Sept 1993, Bellcore (Telcordia) technical report.

25.           K. Kant, ``Error Monitor Design for High Speed CCS Links'', Sept 1993, Bellcore (Telcordia) technical report.

26.           K. Kant, ``Estimating Transmit Congestion at Changeover Time in CCS Networks'', Sept 1993, Bellcore (Telcordia) technical report.

27.           V.T. Hou, K. Kant, V. Ramaswami and J.L. Wang, ``Error Monitoring Issues for Common Channel Signalling'', IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, vol 12, no 3, April 1994, pp 456-467.

28.           K. Kant, ``Performance of Internal Overload Controls in Large Switches'',  Proc. of the 28th Annual Simulation Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 1995, pp 228-237.

29.           K. Kant, ``Broadband IN Signaling and Control Architectures and Comparison with Industry directions'', Bellcore TR-3745, Nov 1995.

30.           K. Kant, ``Analysis of Delay Performance of ATM Signaling Links'', Proc of INFOCOM 95, Boston, MA, April 1995, pp 1146-1153.

31.           K. Kant, ``Generic Requirements for CCS Nodes Supporting ATM High-Speed Signalling Links'', GR-2878-CORE, Bellcore, Oct 1995.

32.           K. Kant, ``Analytic Modeling of SSCOP'', Proc of 3rd International conference on Telecommunication Systems, Nashville, TN, Feb 1995, 469-482.

33.           K. Kant and J.R. Dobbins, ``An Error Monitoring Algorithm for ATM Signaling Links'', Proc of the Sixth IFIP Conference on Performance of Computer Networks, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct 1995, pp 367-381.

34.           K. Kant, ``A Simulation Study of BISUP Congestion Control Issues'', Dec 1995, Bellcore (Telcordia) technical report.

35.           K. Kant, ``Flow Control Mechanisms for SAAL Links'', Proc of International IFIP-IEEE Conference on Broadband Communications, Montreal, Canada, April 1996, pp 173-184.

36.           K. Kant, ``A Study of BISUP Call Processing Delay Objectives'', Proc of Globecom 96, London, UK, pp 1400-1404, Nov 1996.

37.           K. Kant, ``A unified Global Congestion Control Strategy for Broadband Signaling Networks'', Jan 1997, accepted for ATM’97 international conference.

38.           K. Kant, ``Flow Control issues in ATM Signaling Link Deployment'' , Proc. of the 15th International Teletraffic Congress, Washington DC, pp 1219-1228, June 1997.

39.           K. Kant and L. Ong, ``Signaling in Emerging Telecommunications and Data Networks'' , (Invited Article), Proc. of IEEE, Oct 1997, pp1612-1621.  (Abstract only; full paper available from IEEE digital library).

40.           K. Kant and Y. Won, ``Server Capacity Planning for Web Traffic Workload'' , IEEE Transactions trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Oct 1999, pp 731-747.

41.           K. Kant, ``On Aggregate Traffic Generation with Multifractal Properties'' , Proc. of GLOBECOM99, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp 1179-1183. (The link points to expanded version of the paper)

42.           K. Kant and Y. Won, ``Performance Impact of Uncached File Accesses in SPECweb99'' , Proc. of the 2nd IEEE Workshop on workload characterization, Austin TX, Oct 1999. (Published by Kluver).

43.           P. Mohapatra, H. Thantry and K. Kant, “Characterization of bus transactions for SPECweb96 benchmark” , Proc. of the 2nd IEEE Workshop on workload characterization, Austin TX, Oct 1999. (Published by Kluver).

44.           K. Kant and C.R.M. Sundaram, ``A Server Performance Model for Static Web Workloads'' , Proc.  of International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS 2000), April 2000.

45.           K. Kant, R. Iyer and P. Mohapatra, ``Architectural Impact of Secure Socket Layer on Internet Servers'' , Proc. of International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD 2000), Sept 2000, pp 7-14.

46.           V. Tewari, R. Iyer, and K. Kant, “Overload Control Mechanisms for Web Servers”, Performance and QoS of Next Generation Networks, Nagoya, Japan, Nov 2000, pp 225-244

47.           K. Kant and P. Mohapatra, “Scalable Internet Servers: Issues and Challenges ”, PAWS-2000 proceedings, Aug 2000.

48.           U. Vallemselty, P. Mohapatra, R. Iyer and K. Kant, "Improving Cache Performance of Network Intensive Workloads" , Proc. of International Conference on Parallel Processing, Aug 2001.

49.           K. Kant and P. Mohapatra, “Current Research Trends in Internet Servers” , PAWS-2001 proceedings (Performance Evaluation Reviews, Vol. 29, no 2), Sept 2001, pp 5-7.

50.           K. Kant, V. Tewari, and R. Iyer, “Geist: A generator of e-commerce and internet server traffic”,  Proc. of ISPASS 2001 , Nov 2001, pp 49-56.

51.           K. Kant and R. Iyer, “Compressibility Characteristics of Address/Data transfers in Commercial Workloads ”, CAECW (Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads), Cambridge, MA, Feb 2002.

52.           K. Kant, V. Tewari and R. Iyer, “Performance Issues in Peer to peer file sharing ”, Tutorial presented at Tools 2002 conference, London, UK, April 2002.

53.           K. Kant, R. Iyer and V. Tewari, “A performance model for peer to peer file-sharing services”,  WWW-11 poster session (May 2002).

54.           K. Kant, R. Iyer and V. Tewari, “A framework for classifying peer-to-peer Technologies” , Proc. of the 2nd IEEE/ACM Intl. Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, May 21-26, 2002, Berlin, Germany.

55.           K. Kant and M. Venkatachalam, “Modeling traffic nonstationarity in e-commerce servers” , Proc. of SPECTS 2002, San Deigo, CA, July 2002, pp 949-956.

56.           K. Kant and M. Venkatachalam, “Transactional Characterization of Front-end e-commerce Traffic”, Proc. of GLOBECOM 2002, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 2002.

57.           K. Kant, “An Evaluation of Memory Compression Alternatives”, Proc. of CAECW  (Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads), Feb 2003, Anaheim, CA.

58.           K. Kant, “An Analytic Model for Peer to Peer File Sharing Networks”, Proc. of International Communications Conference, May 2003, Anchorage, AL.

59.           U. Vallemsetty, K. Kant and P. Mohapatra, “Characterization of E-commerce Traffic”, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, No 3, 2003, pp167-192.

60.           K. Kant, R. Iyer and V. Tewari, “Building Scalable Ad-hoc Collaboration Networks”, a tutorial presented at GLOBECOM, Dec 2003, San Francisco, CA.

61.           K. Kant and R. Iyer, “Modeling and Simulation of Ad-hoc/P2P File-sharing Networks ”, Proc. of Tools 2003 (tool presentation).

62.           K. Kant and R. Iyer, “Design and Performance of Compressed Interconnects”, Proc. of ICCD 2003, Oct 2003, San Francisco, CA.

63.           K. Kant, “TCP offload performance for front-end servers ”, Proc. of GLOBECOM 2003, Dec 2003, San Francisco, CA.

64.           K. Kant and N. Jani, “SCTP performance in Data Center Environments”, Proc. of SPECTS, July 2005, Philadelphia, PA.

65.           K. Kant and A. Sahoo, “Clustered DBMS Scalability under Unified Ethernet Fabric”, Proc. of ICPP, May 2005, Oslo, Norway

66.           K. Kant, A. Sahoo and N. Jani, “DCLUE: A Distributed Cluster Emulator”, IEICE Transactions, Special Issue on Parallel/Distributed Computing and Networking, 2006. Also appears in Proc. of 2005 Opnetwork, Washington DC, Aug 2005.

67.           K. Kant and R. Ramanujan, “Transport Layer Enhancements for Unified Ethernet in Data Centers”, Intel IDF presentation, San Francisco, CA, Aug 2005.

68.           K. Kant, “Application Centric Autonomic BW Control in Utility Computing”, Proc. of the  Sixth IEEE/ACM Workshop on Grid Computing, Seattle, WA, Nov 2005.

69.           L. Yuan, K.  Kant, P. Mohapatra and C.N. Chuah, “DoX: Domain Name Cross Checking: An Antidote for DNS Cache Poisoning”, Proc. of International Conference on Communications (ICC) , Istanbul , June 2006.

70.           A. Sahoo, K.  Kant, and P. Mohapatra, “Characterization of BGP recovery time under massive internet failures”, Proc. of International Conference on Communications (ICC) , Istanbul , May 2006.

71.           A. Sahoo, K.  Kant, and P. Mohapatra, “Improving BGP Convergence Delay for LargeScale Failures”, Proc. of Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), June 2006.

72.           A. Sahoo, K. Kant, P. Mohapatra, “Speculative Route Invalidation to Improve Performance of BGP under Large Scale Failures”, Proc. of International Conference on Computers and Communications Networks (ICCCN), Washington DC, Oct 2006

73.           K.  Kant, “Virtual Link: An Enabler of Enterprise Utility Computing”, Proc. of International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications (ISPA), Sorrento, Italy, Dec 2006.

74.           L. Yuan, K. Kant, P. Mohapatra, C. Nee, “A Proxy View of Quality of Domain Name Service”, Proc. of INFOCOM 2007, Anchorage, Alaska, April 2007.

75.           A. Sahoo, K. Kant, P. Mohapatra, “Improving Packet Delivery Performance of BGP During Large-Scale Failures", Proc. of GLOBECOM 2007, Nov 2007, Washington DC.

76.           N. Udar, K. Kant, R. Viswanathan, D. Cheung, "Characterization of Ultra Wide Band Communications in Data Center Environments",  Proc. of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-wideband (ICUWB), Singapore, Sept 2007, (a poster version also appeared in Proc. of IFIP Networking 2007.)

77.           K. Kant, “Towards a Virtualized Data Center Transport Protocol”, Proc. of 2008 INFOCOM workshop on High Speed Networks, Phoenix, AZ, April 2008,

78.           K. Kant, ``LMPOWER -- A Comprehensive Link-Memory Power Management Simulator'' , Unpublished report, Intel Corp, May 2008.

79.           N. Udar, K. Kant, R. Viswanathan, "Localization of Servers in a Data Center Using Ultra wideband Radios", Proc. of IFIP Networking 2008, Singapore, May 5-9, 2008.

80.           K. Kant and J. Alexander, “Proactive vs. Reactive Idle Power Control ”, Proc. of Design and Test Technology Conference (DTTC), Portland, OR, Aug 2008.

81.           K. Kant, N. Udar, R. Viswanathan, “Enabling Location Based Services in Data Centers via Wireless USB Radios”, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Ultra-wideband, Hanover, Germany, Sept 2008.

82.           K. Kant, N. Udar, R. Viswanathan, “Localization and Location Based Services in Data Centers", IEEE Network magazine, Nov 2008.

83.           K. Kant, “Surviving Large Scale Internet Outages”, A Tutorial given at International Conf. on Distributed Computing and Networks (ICDCN), Hyderabad, India, Jan 2009.

84.           K. Kant, “Power Control of High Speed Network Interconnects in Data Centers”, Proc. of 2009 INFOCOM High speed networks symposium, Rio de Janerio, Brazil, April 2009

85.           A. Sahoo, K. Kant, P. Mohapatra, “BGP Convergence Delay under Large-Scale Failures: Characterization and Solutions”, Computer Communications, Vol 32, No 7, May 2009, pp1207-1218.

86.           K. Kant, “Challenges in Distributed Energy Adaptive Computing”, Proc. of ACM HotMetrics, Seattle, WA, June 2009

87.           K. Kant, “Toward a Science of Power Management”, IEEE Computer, Sept 2009.

88.           K. Kant, "Data Center Evolution: A Tutorial on State of the Art, Issues, and Challenges", Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, Dec 2009.

89.           C. Deccio, C. C. Chen, J. Sedayao, K. Kant , and P. Mohapatra, "Quality of Name. Resolution in Domain Name System ," Proc. of IEEE ICNP 2009, Princeton, NJ, Oct 2009.  

90.           C. Deccio, J. Sedayao, K. Kant , and P. Mohapatra, "Measuring Availability in the Domain Name System”, Proc. of INFOCOM 2010, San Diego, CA, April 2010.

91.           K. Kant, “Distributed Energy Adaptive Computing”, Proc. of International Conference on Communications (ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, June 2010.

92.           K. Kant, "Supply and Demand Coordination in Energy Adaptive Computing", Invited paper for ICCCN, Zurich, Switzerland, Aug 2010.

93.           K. Kant, “Multistate Power Management of Communication Links”, Proc. of COMSNET 2011, Bangalore, India, Jan 2011

94.           C. Deccio, J. Sedayao, K. Kant, and P. Mohapatra, "A Case for Comprehensive DNSSEC Monitoring and Analysis Tools",  Proc. of SATIN (Securing and Trusting Internet Names) 2011, Teddington, UK, April 2011

95.           K. Kant, M. Murugan and D. Du, “Willow: A Control System for Energy and Thermal Adaptive Computing”, Proc. of IPDPS 2011, Anchorage, AL, May 2011.

96.           K. Kant, “A Control Scheme for Batching DRAM Requests to Improve Power Efficiency”, Proc. of ACM Sigmetrics 2011, San Jose, CA, June 2011.

97.           K. Kant and D. Du, “Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Data Centers Design and Operation”, International Supercomputing (ISC) 2011 Tutorial.

98.           M. Le, K. Kant and S. Jajodia, "Cooperative Data Access in Multi-cloud Environments", Proc. of Database Security Symposium (DBSec), Richmond, VA, July 2011

99.           C. Deccio, J. Sedayao, K. Kant, and P. Mohapatra, “Quality of Name Resolution in the Domain Name System”, Proc. of ICCCN 2011,  Maui, Hawaii, Aug 2011

100.       K. Kant and P. Drineas, “Opportunities for CISE Researchers in Sustainability”, Presentation at NSF, Oct 2011.

101.       K. Kant, M. Le, and S. Jajodia, "Security Considerations in Data Center Configuration Management", Proc. of SafeConfig 2011, Nov 2011, Washington, DC.

102.       K. Kant, “Configuration Management Security in Data Center Environments”, Invited chapter in Moving Target Defense: Creating Asymmetric Uncertainty for Cyberthreats, Eds. S. Jajodia, A. Ghosh, V. Swarup, C. Wang, X. Wang, Springer, Dec 2011. 

103.       K. Kant, “Energy Adaptive Computing -- A New Paradigm for Sustainable Computing”, Invited chapter in Handbook of Energy Aware and Green Computing, Eds. S. Ranka & I. Ahmed, Jan 2012.

104.       K. Kant and C. Deccio, “Security and Robustness in the Internet Infrastructure”, in Handbook on securing cyber-physical systems, Morgan Kaufman, S. Das, K. Kant, N. Zhang (eds.), Feb 2012.

105.       C. Deccio, J. Sedayao, K. Kant, and P. Mohapatra, “Quantifying DNS Namespace Influence”, Elsevier Computer Networks, Volume 56, Issue 2, Feb. 2012. pp. 780 - 794.

106.       M. Murugan, David H.C. Du and K. Kant, "On the Interconnect Energy Efficiency of High End Computing Systems", Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Elsevier Press, April 2012.

107.       K. Kant, “Human Behavior Considerations in Metrics for Smart Infrastructures”, Proc. of SMART 2012, Stuttgart, Germany, May 2012.

108.       K. Kant, M. Murugan, D. Du, “Energy Adaptation for Multi-tiered Data Center Applications”, Intel Technology Journal, Vol 16, No 1, Sept 2012.

109.       K. Kant, M. Murugan, D. Du, “Enhancing Data Center Sustainability Through Energy Adaptive Computing”, ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, Vol 8, No 4, Oct 2012.

110.       M. Raj, K. Kant and S.K. Das, "Energy Adaptive Mechanism for P2P File Sharing Protocols", Proc. of CWGS workshop at EUROPAR conference, Rhode Island, Greece, Aug 2012

111.       K. Kant, R. Iyer and P. Mohapatra, ``Architectural Impact of Secure Socket Layer on Internet Servers: A Retrospect'', International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), Oct 2012, 30th Anniversary presentation. (One of 5 high impact papers selected from last 30 years of ICCD).

112.       S. Prasad, A. Gupta, K. Kant, et al, “Literacy for All in Parallel and Distributed Computing: Guidelines for an Undergraduate Core Curriculum”, CSI Journal of computing, Vol 1, No 2, 2012

113.       M. Le, K. Kant and S. Jajodia, "Consistent Query Plan Generation in Secure Cooperative Data Access", Proc. of SafeConfig 2012, Baltimore, MD, Oct 3-4, 2012.

114.       M. Le, K. Kant and S. Jajodia, "Access Rule Consistency in Cooperative Data Access Environment”, Proc. of CollaborateCom conference, Oct 15-17, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.

115.       C.C. Chen, P. Mohapatra, C.N. Chuah and K. Kant, “A Proxy View of Quality of Domain Name Service, Poisoning Attacks and Survival Strategies”, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Vol 12, No 3, May, 2013.

116.       M. Le, K. Kant, and S. Jajodia, “Rule enforcement with third parties in secure cooperative data access”, Proc. of DBsec 2013, Newark, NJ,  Wang and B. Shafiq (Eds.): LNCS 7964, pp. 282–288, July 2013.

117.       K. Kant, “Sustainability Issues in Digital Preservation”, Presentation at National Endowment for Arts workshop on Digital Preservation, Alexandria, VA, July 2013.

118.       M. Le, K. Kant, and S. Jajodia, “Enabling Collaborative Data Authorization Between Enterprise Clouds”, Book chapter in Secure Cloud Computing, Eds. S. Jajodia, K. Kant, P. Samarati, et.al., Springer, publication date: Feb 2014.

119.       M. Le, K. Kant and S. Jajodia, "Consistency and Enforcement of Access Rules in Cooperative Data Sharing Environment ”, Elsevier Computers and Security (COSE) Journal, Vol 41 (March 2014), pp 3-18.

120.       M. Le, Krishna Kant, and Sushil Jajodia, “Consistent Query Plan Generation in Secure Cooperative Data Access”, Proc. of DBSec, Vienna, Austria, July 2014.

121.       M. Raj, K. Kant, S.K. Das, “E-DARWIN: Energy Adaptive Disaster Recovery Network Using WiFi Tethering”, proc. of ICCCN 2014, Shanghai, Aug 2014

122.       M. Murugan, K. Kant, D. Du, and A. Raghavan, “Group based energy adaptation for storage systems”, Proc. of Feedback Computing”, 9th Intl workshop on Feedback Computing, Usenix 2014, Philadelphia, PA, June 2014

123.       M. Murugan, K. Kant, D. Du, and A. Raghavan, “FlexStore: A flexible and Adaptive Storage Framework for Deduplicated Virtual Disks”, Proc. of MASCOTS, Paris, France, Sept 2014.

124.       J. Gim, Y. Won, T. Hwang and K. Kant, "SmartCon: Smart Context Switching for Fast Block Devices", ACM transactions on Storage, Vol 11, Issue 2, March 2015 .

125.       M. Le, K. Kant, M. Athamnah, and S. Jajodia, “Minimum Cost Rule Enforcement for Cooperative DataBase Access”, Journal of Computer Security 24 (2016) pp379–403

126.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “Water Flow Driven Sensor Networks for Leakage and Contamination Monitoring”, Proc. of WoWMoM, Boston, MA, June 2015

127.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “Collaborative Heterogeneous Sensing: An Application to Contamination Detection in Water Distribution Networks”, Invited paper at ICCCN 2015, Las Vegas, NV, July 2015

128.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “RODA: A Reconfigurable Optical Data Center Network Architecture”, Accepted for LCN 2015, Clearwater Beach, FL, Oct 2015.

129.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “SmartPorter: A Combined Perishable Food and People Transport Architecture in Smart Urban Areas”, Proc. of SMARTCOMP, St. Louis, MO, May 2016.

130.       K. Kant and Amitangshu Pal, “Networking in Real World: Unified Modeling of Information and Perishable Commodity Distribution Networks”, Proc. of 3rd International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC), Atlanta, GA, June 2016.

131.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “F2π: A Physical Internet Architecture for Fresh Food Distribution Networks”, Proc. of 3rd International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC), Atlanta, GA, June 2016.

132.       Ibrahim El-Shekeil, Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “IP Address Consolidation and Reconfiguration In Enterprise Networks”, Invited paper in ICCCN 2016, Kona, Hawaii, Aug 2016.

133.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “On the Feasibility of Distributed Sampling Rate Adaptation in Heterogeneous and Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proc. of ICCCN 2016, Kona, Hawaii, Aug 2016

134.       Ibrahim El-Shekeil, Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “Progressive Recovery of Interdependent Services in Enterprise Data Centers”, Proc. of Resilience Week Communications Symposium, Chicago, IL, Aug 2016.

135.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “Towards Building a Food Transportation Framework in an Efficient and Worker-friendly Fresh Food Physical Internet”, submitted for publication.

136.       Amitangshu Pal and K. Kant, “Internet of Perishable Logistics”, submitted to Internet Computing Magazine.

137.       M. Athamnah and K. Kant, “Multiparty Database Sharing with Generalized Access Rules”, Submitted for publication.

138.       M. Murugan, K. Kant, A. Raghavan, D. Du, “Software Defined Energy Adaptation in Scale-Out Storage Systems”, submitted to ACM transactions on Storage.

139.       M. Raj, K. Kant, S.K. Das, “A Smartphone based network architecture for post-disaster operations using WiFi Tethering”, under review for IEEE trans. on Mobile Computing.