Arnab K.Paul

Ph.D. Student & Instructor in Computer ScienceVirginia Tech, USA

Short Biography

I am a 5th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. I work in Distributed Systems and Storage Laboratory headed by Dr. Ali R. Butt. I am currently an instructor at Virginia Tech, teaching CS 2505 - Computer Organization to a class of 150 students.

My research interests include cloud computing, Internet of Things, distributed systems, distributed file systems and big data APIs. My current research focus during my internship at Cray was building scalable and fast file system indexing tools for large scale distributed file systems. This work is in collaboration with Cray Inc. and Los Alamos National Laboratory. I am also analyzing file system performance metrics for better I/O performance on future HPC systems along with working on predictive modeling of HPC I/O workloads for improved job scheduling to lower I/O contention at a finer granularity. This work originated from my summer 2018 internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a computation scholar under the supervision of Dr. Kathryn Mohror. Another research project that I am working on is the home automation for research data management in distributed file systems, such as Lustre. This was part of my internship in summer 2017 at Argonne National Laboratory as a research aide with Dr. Ian Foster as my supervisor. I have also worked on creating a load balanced distributed file system, as well as optimizing the performance of Spark workloads. For my Masters degree, I worked on optimizing and improving performance of dynamic virtual machine placement in cloud computing using cooperative and non-cooperative game theory.

Apart from research, I enjoy playing and watching cricket. I love listening to songs and writing poems. I take active participation in 10k (best time - 58:33) and half marathon (best time - 2:13:04) runs. At Virginia Tech, I have also served as the President of Bengali Students’ Association for the term 2017-18. I believe that a happy and balanced lifestyle yields positive research.





Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Virginia Tech, U.S.A.
Advisor: Dr. Ali R. Butt
GPA: 4.0/4.0
2015 - PRESENT (Expected 2020)

Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science & Applications

Virginia Tech, U.S.A.
GPA: 3.85/4.0
2015 - 2018

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Software Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Advisor: Dr. Bibhudatta Sahoo
GPA: 9.56/10.0
2013 - 2015

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Computer Science & Engineering

West Bengal University of Technology
GPA: 9.02/10.0
2009 - 2013

Research Experience

Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Ph.D. Student
Distributed Systems and Storage Laboratory
Advisor: Dr. Ali R. Butt
2015 - PRESENT

Cray Inc.

Graduate Research Intern
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Advisors: Cory Spitz, Nathan Rutman (Cray), and Scott White (LANL)
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Graduate Student Summer Intern (Computation Scholar)
Location: Livermore, California, U.S.A.
Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Mohror
May 2018 - Aug 2018

Argonne National Laboratory

Graduate Student Summer Intern (Research Aide)
Location: Lemont, Illinois, U.S.A.
Advisor: Dr. Ian Foster
May 2017 - Aug 2017

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Masters Student
Information Security and Data Communication Laboratory
Advisor: Dr. Bibhudatta Sahoo
2014 - 2015

Teaching

Fall 2019

CS 2505: Computer Organization I
Instructor
Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Spring 2019

CS 3214: Operating Systems
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Fall 2018

CS 5584: Network Security
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Spring 2018

CS 3114: Data Structures and Algorithms
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Fall 2017

CS 2506: Computer Organization II
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Spring 2017, Fall 2016

CS 2114: Software Design and Data Structures
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Spring 2016, Fall 2015

CS 1054: Introduction to Programming in Java
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Spring 2015, Autumn 2014

CS 171: Computing Lab
Graduate Teaching Assistant
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Spring 2015

CS 670: Data Mining Lab
Graduate Teaching Assistant
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Selected Publications

Arnab K. Paul, Olaf Faaland, Adam Moody, Elsa Gonsiorowski, Kathryn Mohron, Ali R. Butt. Understanding HPC Application I/O Behavior Using System Level Statistics. Poster In Proceedings of The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC' 19), Denver, CO, U.S.A.

Arnab K. Paul, Ryan Chard, Kyle Chard, Steven Tuecke, Ali R. Butt, Ian Foster. FSMonitor: Scalable File System Monitoring for Arbitrary Storage Systems. IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster ’19), Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.

Hyogi Sim, Arnab K. Paul , Eli Tilevich, Ali R. Butt, Muhammad Shahzad. Cslim: Automated Extraction of IoT Functionalities from Legacy C Codebases. In 2019 8th International Workshop on Computing and Networking for IoT and Beyond (ComNet-IoT’ 19) in conjunction with 20th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, Bangalore, India, pp. 421-426. ACM, 2019.

Bharti Wadhwa, Arnab K. Paul, Sarah Neurith, Feiyi Wang, Sarp Oral, Ali R. Butt, Jon Bernard, Kirk W. Cameron. Resource Contention Aware Load Balancing for Large-Scale Parallel File Systems. IEEE IPDPS 2019

Arnab K. Paul, Arpit Goyal, Feiyi Wang, Sarp Oral, Ali R. Butt, Michael J. Brim, Sangeetha B. Srinivasa. I/O Load Balancing for Big Data HPC Applications. IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data ’17), pp. 233-242

Arnab K. Paul, Ryan Chard, Kyle Chard, Steven Tuecke, Ali R. Butt, Ian Foster. Toward Scalable Monitoring on Large Scale Storage for Software Defined Cyberinfrastructure. In Proceedings of the 2nd Joint International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage & Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (PDSW-DISC ’17) in conjunction with SC, Denver, CO, pp. 49-54

Honors and Awards

  • 2009
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Recognition

First Rank from Kindergarten to Std. XII (all 15 years), Hill Top School, Jamshedpur, India

Hitachi Award

All-Rounder, Hill Top School, Jamshedpur, India

Department Topper

First Rank in Department of Computer Science, West Bengal University of Technology, India

Gold Medalist

First Rank in Department of Computer Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India

Student Volunteer

SC 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

Travel Grant Recipient

IEEE Cluster 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

Travel Grant Recipient

IEEE BigData 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A

President

Bengali Students' Association, Virginia Tech, U.S.A

Student Volunteer

SCiNet @ SC 2018, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

Fellowship

Bitshares Fellowship by the Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Member

Dean's Graduate Team, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Student Volunteer

SC 2019, Denver, COlorado, U.S.A.

Member

Dean's Graduate Team, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Member

Association for India's Development, U.S.A.

Member

Computer Science Graduate Students' Council, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.

Travel Grant Recipient

IEEE Cluster 2019, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.