TU Delft
Parallel and Distributed Systems
EWI PDS D.H.J.EpemaResume
Dick H.J. Epema obtained an MSc in mathematics with a minor in Spanish in 1979, and a PhD in mathematics (algebraic geometry) in 1983, both from Leiden University in the Netherlands. In 1998 he also obtained an MSc in computer science from Delft University of Technology.

Currently he is an associate professor in the Parallel and Distributed Systems Group of Delft University of Technology. His research interests are in the areas of performance analysis and distributed systems in general, and in peer-to-peer systems, grids, and clouds in particular. In performance analysis, he has investigated many different types of priority and fair queuing systems, ranging from theoretical single-server queuing models to the decay-usage scheduling policy in UNIX multiprocessors. Since September 2011, he is also a full professor in Decentralized Distributed Systems in the System Architecture and Networking group of Eindhoven University of Technology.

In the area of grids and clouds, his focus has been on resource management and scheduling, both from a theoretical perspective and from a design and experimental point of view. An important topic has been processor co-allocation, that is, the distribution of single parallel applications across multiple clusters. His grid research centers around the KOALA grid scheduler, that has been deployed on the Dutch DAS multicluster system and that has processor co-allocation as one of its main features.

In the area of peer-to-peer systems, his research is on performance aspects (measurements, improvement of download speed), on all aspects of video distribution (recorded, live, and VoD) in swarm-based P2P systems, and on reputation systems, and is part of the research and development of the Tribler P2P system.

Dick Epema has obtained many research grants from the Dutch National Science Foundation NWO, the European Union, and the Dutch government (BSIK and COMMIT). He was involved in the VL-e (grid computing) and I-Share/Freeband (virtual communities in the Internet and P2P computing) BSIK projects, and is a participant in the COMMIT project Infrastructure Virtualization for e-Science. He is the (co-)author of over 80 scientific papers, has been on numerous program committees of conferences in the areas of distributed systems, performance analysis, grids, and P2P computing, and is an associate editor of the IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He was general co-chair of the EuroPar2009 conference and of the IEEE P2P 2010 conference. He is general chair of the 21st Int'l ACM Symp. on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing, which will be held in Delft in June 2012.


Dick H.J. Epema

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