I am an assistant professor of Computer Science and Systems within the School of Engineering and Technology at the University of Washington - Tacoma. My research interests broadly encompass Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering.

Cloud and Distributed Systems (CDS) Research Lab

Our group engages in research spanning Serverless computing (FaaS), Containerization, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing, virtualization, performance and cost modeling of cloud application deployments, and cloud infrastructure management. By harnessing resource utilization metrics to characterize performance of applications and workloads running in the cloud, we develop and apply machine learning and statistical techniques to model application performance, address scaling, and improve autonomous resource management. Given a variety of ways applications can be deployed to cloud environments, our research aims to demystify the myriad of options to guide scientists and practitioners towards making informed deployment decisions that improve performance and availability while reducing hosting costs.

Students: Huazeng Deng (UW-Seattle), Edward Han, Lan Ly, Harrison Ross, Radhika Agumbe Sridhar, Minh Vu, Baojia Zhang
Industry Collaborators: Garrett Lahmann (T-Mobile), Shruti Ramesh (Microsoft), Vlad Kaganyuk (T-Mobile)
Alumni: Jugal Gahdhi (E-bay), Paranjit Singh (Sapient), Devin Durham (T-Mobile)

Weekly Research Meeting
Monday 1:30-2:30pm
Location MDS 312
The weekly meeting is open to all students, undergraduate and graduate,
with interest in learning about, and becoming involved in cloud and distributed systems research.

Our research has been supported by the National Institute of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and Natural Resource Conservation Service. My research helps scientists, biologists, and practioners to leverage cloud computing to help improve the performance of applications while reducing hosting costs. Our publications include topics in cloud computing, scientific computing, performance modeling, web/service computing, software metrics, and requirements engineering.

Contact:
School of Engineering and Technology
University of Washington, Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street, Room 229
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Office
Hours
Phone
Email
Cherry Parkes 229
Fall 2018 M 6:00-7:00p, W 2:30-3:30p, or by appointment
(253) 692-5681
wlloyd@uw.edu