Claris Castillo  Claris Castillo photo       

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Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE


I am a Research Staff Member in the Middleware Virtualizaton Management group. My research interests lie primarily in the areas of distributed systems, resource management, virtualization management and middleware. I am particularly interested in developing middleware and virtualization management technologies tailored to support heterogeneous workloads and infrastructure with special focus on data analytics. My research methodology particularly involves applying concepts from diverse computing as well as non-computing areas to produce elegant solutions to scientific problems, and developing real systems and tools to evaluate the feasibility of my ideas.

Previously, I was a research assistant in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University where I obtained my PhD degree under the guidance of George Rouskas. During this time I investigated resource allocation algorithms to support advance reservations in large-scale Grid environments with time constraints. My contributions in this space have become increasingly important as the cloud computing paradigm has absorbed many of the management challenges in Grid computing.

I am actively involved in improving participation of minority groups such as women and Latinos in computing-related disciplines. I am also a proud co-founder of the Latinas in Computing community established in 2006.

Program committee membership
  • IPDPS 2013
  • Middleware Conference 2012-Industrial Track
  • Supercomputing 2011
  • HPDC 2011
  • HPDC 2010
  • Supercomputing 2010
  • Cloud Computing 2009