CIS Distinguished Speaker Series


Principal Engineer and Manager
Qualcomm Research

February 27, 2013

Trabant Movie/Lecture Theatre

System Software for Cloud Computing

Abstract: Cloud computing went from "the IT fad of the moment" to being recognized as a revolutionary and effective approach to deliver computing services. In this talk we analyze cloud computing from the perspective of system software, exploring how this new model impacts current practices in operating systems and distributed computing. We identify a set of exciting research opportunities in resource management for cloud computing and discuss how cloud computing itself affects the way we carry out research projects.

Bio: Dilma da Silva is a Principal Engineer and Manager at Qualcomm Research in Santa Clara, California. Her prior work experience includes IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, in New York (2000-2012, where she managed the Advanced Operating Systems group and was Principal Investigator in the Exascale Collaboratory at IBM Dublin Research Lab) and University of Sao Paulo in Brazil (1996-2000 as an Assistant Professor). Her research activities have been around scalable and adaptive system software, more recently focusing on cloud computing. She received her Ph.D in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1997. She has published more than 70 technical papers. Dilma is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, a member of the board of CRA-W (Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research), of the CDC (Coalition for Diversifying Computing) board, a co-founder of the Latinas in Computing group, and treasurer/secretary for ACM SIGOPS.