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Cloud & Data-Intensive Computing - Team members

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Dr Kostas Katrinis Kostas Katrinis is a Research Staff Member and Manager in IBM Research Ireland, where he leads the High Performance Systems team. He is active in systems research and innovation (system software, middleware for cloud and clusters), often crossing disciplines (analytics/cognitive workload awareness, co-design against emerging hadrware) to create impact in core imperatives. He has acted as PI/co-PI in up to multi-million R&D investments, including multi-organization consortia. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Networking from ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2006).

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Dr Pierre Lemarinier has joined our group in January 2012. Dr Lemarinier is an expert in communication middleware and runtime software for very large-scale systems, covering topics such as fault tolerance and scalability. Prior to joining our group, he was an associate professor at the university Rennes 1 in France and a research associate fellow of ICL in the university of Tennessee, USA. Since Joining, Dr Lemarinier focused on performance analysis and middleware for Big Data systems.

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Dr Mustafa Rafique is a Research Scientist in the High Performance Systems Group at IBM Research Dublin. His research focuses on designing and developing accelerator- and coprocessor-based heterogeneous clusters for high-performance computing (HPC). His research interest includes resource management for cloud computing, resource management for asymmetric clusters, programming models for heterogeneous systems, and I/O techniques for asymmetric multiprocessors. Prior to joining IBM, Mustafa has worked at NEC Labs and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) on designing innovative solutions for adaptive and efficient resource management in massively parallel, distributed, and high-performance computing systems. Mustafa received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2010 and 2011 respectively.


Dr Andrea Reale is a Research Staff Engineer in the High Performance Systems team at the IBM Research Lab in Dublin, Ireland. His work is centered around large scale, parallel and distributed data management and analytics systems and cluster computing. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2014, with a thesis on Quality of Service in distributed stream processing systems.


Dr Khalid Hasanov is a Research Staff Engineer in the High Performance Systems team at the IBM Research Lab in Dublin, Ireland. His research interests span on a wide range of topics in high-performance computing(HPC), including optimization of collective communication operations in the Message Passing Interface(MPI), scheduling, scalability and fault tolerance on large-scale HPC systems.  Khalid holds PhD in Computer Science from University College Dublin.


Dr Srikumar Venugopal is a Research Scientist and a member of the High-Performance Systems group in IBM Research, Ireland. Prior to joining IBM in the beginning of 2015, he was a Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. His research interests lie in the area of large-scale distributed systems, specifically in the topics of elasticity, cloud middleware, and data-intensive computing on clouds. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree from University of Melbourne, Australia.


Yiannis Gkoufas is a Research Software Engineer in IBM Research Ireland. He is an expert in analytics cloud platforms, big data runtimes and full-stack prototyping. He brings hands-on and architecting experience from national labs and government organizations positions. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Athens, Greece.


Dr Dimitris Syrivelis is a Senior Research Engineer in IBM Research Ireland. His work primarily targets vertical system support for next generation datacenters. Pushing forward the vision of Software Defined Infrastructures he is involved in projects that pursue solutions at the orchestration tools level, hypervisor level and reconfigurable hardware level. He is also involved in efforts that tailor applications to the cloud in order to increase their performance and availability. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (Operating Systems) from the University of Thessaly since 2009 and  B.Sc. diploma in Computer Engineering from Technical University of Crete since 2003.


Dr Michael Johnston

 Past Permanent Members

We have been lucky and honored to have worked with following past members of the team:

- Eugen Schenfeld

- Dilma da Silva

- Georgios Theodoropoulos

- Rolf Riesen

- Massimiliano Meneghin


PhD students & interns

Jingyan Wang University College Dublin
Tania Malik University College Dublin
 Michelle Gazzeti  Bologna University