SCE Computer Science senior Rebecca “Becca” May recently received the Best Paper award at an international telecommunications conference, an especially unique and prestigious honor for an undergraduate student. Continue reading
Drs. Baek-Young Choi and Deep Medhi, professors at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, recently hosted KanSec, a regional security workshop, on Saturday, Nov 2nd at Pierson Auditorium on UMKC’s campus.
The workshop brought together 65 researchers and practitioners from 18 institutions and 7 states. Participants were able to share new developments and discuss ideas pertaining to computer and communication security. The program also included two keynote speeches, nine paper presentations, an industry panel, and a poster session.
During the workshop, several research projects on cloud and smartphone security were presented, and a panel discussion provided insightful perspectives on preventing next generation DoS (Denial of Service) attacks.
SCE students – get ready to be creative, engaged and challenged. To get an idea of what’s in store for you, take a look at how computer science students and mechanical engineering students participated in presentation/poster sessions last spring. Keep in mind that the three presentations/poster sessions described below are only a few examples of the many projects our SCE students become involved in at SCE. Our faculty know that collaboration and participation are fundamental to successful computer science and engineering professional practice!
Haiyang Qian (PhD’2012) is a finalist in the international doctoral dissertation competition organized by IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM2013) which will be held in Ghent Belgium May 27-31, 2013. Event details are available on the IM 2013 website. Dr. Qian’s dissertation examines “Data center resource management with temporal data center resource management with temporal dynamic workload.”
Authors who completed their dissertation in 2012 were asked to submit their work in the form of an extended abstract of the dissertation, not exceeding 6 pages (excluding for references) to an open call for dissertation digest by the IFIP/IEEE IM2013 dissertation selection committee. The extended abstracts were first reviewed by at least three anonymous reviewers and the dissertation selection committee then identified a list of finalists. As a result, seven dissertations, including Haiyang’s, have been chosen as finalists by this selection process. All finalists are asked to submit a copy of their dissertation, in addition to the extended abstracts. All finalists have been invited to present their dissertation work during the IFIP/IEEE IM’2013 conference in Ghent, Belgium. Besides Haiyang, the finalists include two from Canada, and one each France, Belgium, Portugal, and Spain.
We congratulate Dr. Haiyang Qian for being selected as a finalist to this prestigious dissertation competition and wish him well for the final presentation in Ghent. His dissertation advisor was Dr. Deep Medhi, Curators’ Professor of Computer Science Electrical Engineering and UMKC Trustee’s Faculty Fellow.
Deep Medhi, Curators’ Professor, will be headed for Brazil for the next several summers. His Brazil’s Science Without Borders Program proposal in the “Special Visiting Researcher” category submitted in partnership with State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil has been funded. According to the program’s webpage, “Senior researchers who are internationally recognized in the science field are encouraged to collaborate with Brazilian research groups, and to work in Brazil for up to three months each year . . . Doctoral and post-doctorate students will be supported to work in the project both in Brazil and abroad. These individuals will receive financial support for living expenses in Brazil and funding for the local laboratory.” Science without Borders is an initiative of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and the Brazilian Government. It aims to send 100,000 Brazilian students to study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at universities across the world, and to bring international leading researchers in STEM fields to the country.
Dr. Medhi will receive funds for five total months of research during summers in Brazil over the next three years . His hosts will be Professors Edmundo Madeira and Nelson de Fonseca at the UNICAMP. The Brazil’s Science Without Borders Program will fund Dr. Medhi’s international airfare, his collaborator’s research expenses and the expenses for a post-doc at the University of Campinas to visit him while in Brazil. Our congratulations to Dr. Deep Medhi, he is the only UMKC faculty to be funded under this program. We hope that through this program UMKC and SCE will find more collaborative opportunities with Brazil’s scientific and academic communities. Brazil’s economy is now ranked 6th in the world, matching its soccer prowess, according to Bloomberg.com.
Dr. Deep Medhi is an internationally known telecommunications and networking researcher. A Curators’ Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, an honor awarded to only a handful of University of Missouri researchers, Deep Medhi’s research has brought national and international recognition to UMKC and our computer science research and programs. He is now working on “the fourth mode, a new paradigm for communication” in his networking research. A recent University News interview of Dr. Medhi reveals his passion, creativity and predictions for the future.
Saravan Rajendran was recently promoted to Vice President of Engineering, Data Center Group at Cisco. He completed a Masters in Computer Science and Telecommunications in 1992 at UMKC. He also holds over 17 patents in the areas of switching, service chaining and virtual networking Rajendran is responsible for the Nexus 1000V product line across multiple hypervisors, Nexus 1010 and projects in the areas of virtual and cloud services. He is also responsible for the Virtual Interface Card (VIC), third party adapters as well as storage solutions in Cisco’s flagship server platform – Unified Computing System ( UCS). Rajendran has an active role across Cisco and with partners in the development and execution of Cisco’s virtualization strategy.
Rajendran is one of three founders of the Nexus 1000V concept and led the execution of the product to market in partnership with VMware. During his 14+ years at Cisco, he has been a key architect of L3 switching concepts in the Catalyst 6500 platform, led a number of L4-7 load balancing projects and incubated the Application Oriented Networking (AON) BU. Rajendran was a co-founder of Desana Systems which grew from a company of 8 to 120 employees delivering an intelligent L4-7 switch in 2001.
UMKC now has three alums who are Vice Presidents at Cisco. Dr. Deep Medhi, UMKC Curators’ Professor of Computer Science, remembers Saravan Rajendran as his first ever graduate research assistant when he was a new faculty member in the Computer Science Telecommunications program at UMKC. Dr. Adrian Tang was Saravan Rajendran’s UMKC MS faculty advisor. UMKC and SCE congratulate Saravan and thank his company, Cisco, for the equipment Cisco has provided for our UMKC SCE computer science and telecommunications laboratories.
Alum Jane Zupan has recently been promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Nuxeo. Jane obtained her Master in Computer Science (MS-CS) from UMKC SCE in 2001. After completing her MS, Jane worked in Paris for eight years – first for optical networking company Corvis – and then she moved into the software space. She is now based in Boston, traveling to Paris often because of her work. Jane remains in touch with SCE professor Dr. Medhi, her MS advisor while here at UMKC SCE.
Curators’ Professor Deep Medhi, was one of four experts picked by IEEE Communications Society that responded by twitter to questions posed during Ask the Experts sessions sponsored June 10 – 15, 2012 by IEEE’s ICC 2012 . The sessions were described by IEEE ICC 2012 as “Ask the Experts will be a unique, educational social media experience during IEEE ICC 2012. It will feature several 90 minute sessions during which, attendees, members, and all who are active in the ComSoc community are welcome to pose questions via Twitter hashtag #ComSocExperts.”
What are you doing to be sure your personal data is kept safe? We’ll bet you’re not doing as much as you could! Dr. Deep Medhi, professor at UMKC, told us how to electronically secure your family’s most important documents. Fox4 News invited Dr. Deep Medhi, Curators’ Professor, to explain how viewers can keep their personal data safe.