Parallel and Distributed Systems: cfaed Welcomes New Research Group Leader
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In April 2015 cfaed will have the pleasure to welcome another Research Group Leader. Pramod Bhatotia is going to build up the Research Group “Parallel and Distributed Systems” as a part of the Cluster Research Areas “Resilience” and “Orchestration”. The 29-year-old Indian just recently this month gained his doctor’s degree –with summa cum laude- at the University of Saarland, where he had submitted his doctoral thesis on the topic of “Incremental parallel and distributed systems”. As a doctoral student he had been working for the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems Kaiserslautern/Saarbrücken. Already in this time he had research contacts to high-ranking institutes such as Bell Labs, Microsoft Research and IBM Research.
Central topic of his scientific work is incremental calculation. He focuses on the partial reutilization of former results to accelerate the anew calculation of results for new input values. What makes this approach interesting for cfaed, is, that it can be used to improve performance, energy efficiency and resilience. The increase of resilience through the partial reutilization of former results in combination with the cloud approaches, that were examined, too, could lead to new foundations for resilient calculations.