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Senior Research Scientist, Research Team & Project Leader, Cloud Operating System Technologies group, Software Defined Manufacturing group


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM SIGCOMM  |  IEEE Communications Society  |  USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association


Short Biography

I received my B.Sc., M. Sc, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1993, 1998 and 2003 respectively.

I joined IBM Haifa Research Lab (HRL) in 2003, where currently I am team and project leader in the Cloud Operating System Technologies group and Software Defined Manufacturing group. My research agenda revolves around cost-effective provisioning of networked services with guaranteed performance levels. This main theme motivates my interests in Cloud-based Factories of the Future (FoF), Virtual Supply Chains, performance analysis and modeling, service management, autonomic computing and self-* systems, optimization algorithms, efficient distributed network and systems management, virtualization and cloud computing, fault tolerant and highly available distributed systems, distributed middleware, network protocols and architectures, operating systems.

Since Jan 2011, I am serving as a senior adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science at the Technion -- Israeli Institute of Technology.


Data intensive Distributed Systems Performance Managent and Analysis

Analyzing and controlling performance of a cluster based multi-tenant data intensive systems like Spark is highly non-trivial. My focus is on devising adaptive heuristics and algorithms for providing guaranteed levels of service in Spark based service. 

Software Defined Manufacturing (SDM)

Manufacturing becomes programmable end-to-end across the entire value chain: starting from sourcing of the suppliers of designs, parts, and raw materials; to electronically submitting orders that can be automatically processed on the manufacturer side; to assembly; and to reconfiguration of supply chain relationships on demand. Future manufacturing will be software defined, implying a rich ecosystem of services, systems, manufacturing machines, interconnected into a global manufacturing fabric analogous to how information services are interconnected today on the Internet. Collectively, these services will facilitate Software Defined Supply Chains, opening up a plethora of new business opportunities. My group focuses on developing a robust, cost efficient, secure, and extensible cloud based Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) ICT platform for B2B collaborative manufacturing. We build upon recent advances in Factories of the Future and take them to the next level of performance, security, dependability, and cost-efficiency. We put an emphasis on integrating Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies that allow efficient and sustainable use of materials for building complex geometries, with the rest of the manufacturing ecosystem by means of IoT and Cloud.
iMADIT: Internet-based Manufacturing Done rIghT -- SDM Platform for Factories of the Future

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Springer's Journal of Network and Systems managements (JONS)Journal of Network and Systems Managements (Springer)
  • 2007-2015: Haifa Research Lab local chair of IBM Professional Interest Community (PIC) on Networking and Communications
  • 2007-2009: served on the department patent evaluation board
  • 2008--2009: IBM HRL representative at the Tel-Aviv University
  • Techical Program Committee member: NOMS'14, IM'13, DCC'13, CNSM'13, NOMS'12, ITC'24 ICC/CQRM'11, NGI'12, CCV'12, NGI'11 CCV'11, IM'11, IM'09, IM'07, IM'05, ICAC'2009, ChinaCom/ICST'10, ChinaCom/ICST'09, NOMS'10, NOMS'08, ITC'21, CCV'10, ECOWS'09-05, Euro-NGI'2009-2008, WEWST'07
  • Reviewer: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), IEEE Journal on Network and Services Management (TSNM), IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Journal of Communication and Networking (JCN), Journal of Computer Science and Technology and other.

Co-Advised Students

  • graduated: March 2010-December 2011: co-advised Mr. Gilad Kutiel on his M.Sc. thesis "Cost-Aware Live Migration of Virtual Machines in the Cloud", School of Computer Science, Technion -- Israeli Institute of technology; advisor: Prof. Danny Raz


Past Projects

I was a member of EU-funded RESERVOIR project, where I led research efforts on distributed resource allocation and performance management policies in the framework of a the next generation cloud computing infrastructure being developed by RESERVOIR.

I am a member of the EU-funded Fi-WARE project, where I lead the efforts on capacity management for cost-efficient hosting of enterprise grade workloads in the Cloud. IN the past I led a research task on SLA protection in FP7 EU-funded Reservoir project.