November 8th, 2011

The Resource Allocation Group focuses its research work on modeling, optimizing and testing resource allocation policies in small-scale heterogeneous distributed-computing systems (DCS) consisting of geographically and/or logically distant computational elements (CEs) which can be affected by severe long-term damages such as those inflicted by weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Main Sponsors
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “Robust Functionality and Active Data Management for Cooperative Networks in the Presence of WMD Stressors.”
PIs: Profs. Majeed M. Hayat and Patrick Bridges, funding $400,000, Jul. 25, 2007 – Mar. 30, 2009.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “An Adaptive Probabilistic Approach for Maximal Reliability of Distributed Networks in the Presence of WMD Stressors.”
PI: Prof. Majeed M. Hayat. Co-PIs. Profs. Yasamin Mostofi and Patrick Bridges, funding $880,000 (over 2 years); Aug. 15, 2008 – Aug. 14, 2010.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency, “Paradigms for Survivability of Cyber-Infrastructure Backbone Networks Against WMD Attacks.”
PI: Prof. Nasir Ghani. Co-PI: Prof. Majeed M. Hayat, funding $450,000, Apr. 1, 2009 – Mar. 31, 2012.

Other Sponsor
This material/page is based upon work supported by the National  Science Foundation under ITR Grants No. ANI-0312611 and ANI-0312182.

“Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”

Latest update: November 8th, 2011.´╗┐

Paper Accepted in Conference

November 8th, 2011

The paper titled “Consensus-based Estimation Protocol for Decentralized Dynamic Load Balancing over Partially Connected Networks” by Wang, Hayat, Rahnamay-Naeini, Mostofi and Pezoa was accepted in The 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (IEEE CDC-ECC 2011) to be held in Orlando, Florida, December 12-15, 2011.

Journal Paper Accepted

November 8th, 2010

The paper titled “Performance and Reliability of Non-Markovian Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems” was accepted for its publication in IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems.

Paper Invited to Conference

February 13th, 2010

The paper titled “Decentralized Load Balancing for Improving Reliability in Heterogeneous Distributed Systems,” by Pezoa, Dhakal and Hayat, was accepted in The International Workshop on Design, Optimization and Management of Heterogeneous Networked Systems (DOM-HetNetS’09), in conjunction with ICPP’09.

New Website

February 13th, 2010

This new website has been online since February 13th, 2010. Formerly, this website was know as The Load Balancing group, which was online since August 11, 2005.