Ali R. Butt

Computer Science
and ECE (by courtesy)
COE Faculty Fellow
Virginia Tech


Ali received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2006. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award (2008), IBM Faculty Awards (2008, 2015), a VT College of Engineering (COE) Dean's award for "Outstanding New Assistant Professor" (2009), an IBM Shared University Research Award (2009), and NetApp Faculty Fellowships (2011, 2015). He was named a VT COE Faculty Fellow in 2013. Ali was an Academic Visitor at IBM Almaden Research Center (Summer 2012) and a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University of Belfast (Summer 2013). He has served as the Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Storage (2016-present), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2013-present), Cluster Computing: The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications (2013-present), and Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (2010-2015). He is an alumni of the National Academy of Engineering's US Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium (2009), US-Japan FOE (2012), and National Academy of Science's AA Symposium on Sensor Science (2015). He was also an organizer for the US FOE in 2010. Ali's research interests are in distributed computing systems, cloud computing, file and storage systems, Internet of Things, I/O systems, and operating systems. At Virginia Tech he leads the Distributed Systems & Storage Laboratory (DSSL).


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