Monday, 2019-01-21

Keynote Speakers

Kishor Trivedi holds the Fitzgerald Hudson Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, Durham, NC. He has a 1968 B.Tech. (EE)  from IIT Mumbai and MS’72/PhD’74 (CS) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been on the Duke faculty since 1975. He is the author of a well-known text entitled, Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queuing and Computer Science Applications, originally published in 1982 by Prentice-Hall which was published as an inexpensive Indian edition by PHI. A thoroughly revised second edition of this book has been published by John Wiley that is also available as an inexpensive Asian edition. The book is recently translated into Chinese. He has also published two other books entitled, Performance and Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers and Queueing Networks and Markov Chains, John Wiley. His fourth book, Reliability and Availability Engineering, is published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society. He has published over 600 articles and has supervised 48 Ph.D. dissertations. His h-index is 98. He is the recipient of IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award for his research on Software Aging and Rejuvenation. His research interests are in reliability, availability, performance and survivability of computer and communication systems and in software dependability.


Evgenia Smirni received the Diploma degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University in 1995. She is the Sidney P. Chockley Professor of Computer Science at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA. Her research interests include queuing networks, stochastic modeling, Markov chains, resource allocation policies, storage systems, data centers and cloud computing, workload characterization, models for performance prediction, and reliability of distributed systems and applications. She has served as the Program co-Chair of QEST’05, ACM Sigmetrics/Performance’06, HotMetrics’10, ICPE’17, DSN’17, SRDS’19, and HPDC'19. She also served as the General co-Chair of QEST’10 and NSMC’10. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.


 Dr N. Muralidaran has over 30+ years of experience as an Information Technology professional in the Financial Services sector. He has a rich experience in building organizations. He has always been result oriented and a great team builder. His positive outlook has helped him in visualizing success in every opportunity that has come his way. In his last assignment as the Chief of Special Projects – NSEIL, he was responsible for the International Business Development and Exchange collaborations, strategic and futuristic technology and new initiatives of the exchange. Prior to this, as CEO of NSE Infotech Services Ltd., the captive IT services unit of NSE, he was responsible for the IT strategy, planning, software development and IT services of the exchange. Before joining the NSE group in 2004, he was the CEO / CTO with the IL&FS group since 1990. In this role he was responsible for strategy planning, design and implementation of IT solutions across different group companies. During this tenure, he was part of the initial core team involved in setting up the National Stock Exchange from conceptualization stage till the initial implementation. He continued to be a part of the exchange in an advisory capacity in different committees. He has also worked with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in the Reactor Analysis and Simulation Systems group and NELCO Ltd in the past.Dr N. Muralidaran holds a Ph.D. from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra for his work in "Architecture Model for Scaling Mission Critical Real Time Applications for High Performance" - under the management stream. He also holds a PG Diploma in Computer Management and MBA in Finance.