S. Masoud Sadjadi Portrait

S. Masoud Sadjadi

Associate Professor

Biography

Masoud Sadjadi received the B.S. degree in Hardware Engineering in 1995, the M.S. degree in Software Engineering in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 2004. Dr. Sadjadi is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University, where he has been on the faculty since 2004. He is the Director of the Center of Partnership for International Research & Education (PIRE) funded by the National Science Foundation for $2.3 million. He is also the Director of the Autonomic Cloud Research Laboratory (ACRL) and leads several projects under the Latin American Grid initiative. He has extensive experience in software development and leading large scale software engineering projects both in industry and in academia. Currently, he is collaborating with top researchers in 8 countries and is leading several international collaborative research projects. He is serving as a General Chair of SEKE 2012 and has served as the Program Chair, Co-Chair, and Committee Member of several top-tier international conferences and workshops of his field. He has served as a referee for several IEEE and SP&E journals and as a referee and panelist for several funding agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), and Florida Sea Grant. His current research interests include Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Autonomic Computing, High-Performance Computing, Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, Pervasive Systems, and Mobile Computing. He has more than 80 refereed publications and is PI or Co-PI of 17 grants from NSF, IBM, Kaseya, TeraGrid, and FIU for a total of about $6 million. He is a member of the IEEE and can be reached at sadjadi@cs.fiu.edu and http://www.cs.fiu.edu/~sadjadi/.

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the First TeraGrid Pathway Fellowship for the pioneering work on the Grid Enablement of Scientific Applications on TeraGrid, 2009.
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, 2007.
  • IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Award, 2005.
  • IWQoS 2004 Best Student Paper Award, the Twelfth IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS 2004), Montreal, Canada, 2004.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, 2004.
  • Highest Score in 2001 Qualifying Examination, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, 2001.

Research and Educational Interests

  • Software Engineering
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Grid Computing

Background Education

2004 Ph.D., Computer Science, Michigan State University
1999 M.S., Software Engineering, Azad University, Tehran
1995 B.S., Hardware Engineering, University of Tehran

Professional Activities

Director, Grid Computing Research Laboratory (GCRL), http://acrl.cis.fiu.edu/
Co-Director, Autonomic Computing Research Laboratory (ACRL), http://acrl.cis.fiu.edu/
Project Leader, Leads several projects under Latin American Grid (LA Grid), http://latinamericangrid.org/
Co-Founder, Global CyberBridges (GCB) http://cyberbridges.net/
Co-Founder, Research and Education for Undergraduates (REU)
Co-Founder, Communication Virtual Machine (CVM)

Professional Experience

08/2010 – present
Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
08/2004 – 08/2010
Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
05/2001 – 08/2004
Graduate Research Assistant, Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
05/2000 – 05/2001
Graduate System Administrator, Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
01/2000 – 05/2000
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
01/1996 – 12/1999
Head of the Computer Department & Project Manager, Iran University Press
02/1992 – 12/1995
Software Developer, Tebb Va Rayaneh Co.

Selected Publications

I have more than 80 publications in total as books, book chapters, journal articles, conference/workshop proceedings paper, and numerous posters. Note that, in computer science, conferences are usually at least as important as journals. On many of these papers, I am either the first or second author of the paper. Some papers appeared in top ranked CS conferences in their respective areas (i.e., very competitive with 3 or more rigorous reviews per paper; e.g., ICAC, ICDCS, IWQoS, ICSOC, CCGrid, etc.) and low acceptance rate (e.g., 16.23%, 17%, 17.7%, 20.4%, 21%, etc.). Some of my journal articles were published in IEEE Computer, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Journal of Systems and Software, IEEE Transactions on Network and System Management, and Elsevier Software, Practice and Experience. According to Google Scholar, my article on Composing Adaptive Software in IEEE Computer was cited 228 times. I have presented my research to the community through 34 conference and invited lecture presentations. In addition, I have one pending patent.

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