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Perspectives on Computer Systems Research

Dr. Gurdip Singh

Division Director for Computer and Network Systems (CNS) in the CISE Directorate at National Science Foundation

Divisional Dean of the School of Computing, George Mason University



The landscape of computer systems research is changing significantly with extensive deployment of Internet of Thing devices and new networking technologies. The next generation networked systems are expected to connect billions of heterogeneous devices and provide low-latency computational and storage resources on-demand at the edge and in the cloud. It is important that these systems have high resiliency, reliability, and availability. In addition, with the rapid expansion of digital infrastructure, there is increased interest in making this expansion sustainable. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of NSF investments on research in next generation networked systems, edge-to-cloud computing, resiliency and sustainability.


Dr. Gurdip Singh is the Division Director for Computer and Network Systems (CNS) in the CISE Directorate at National Science Foundation. He is currently on leave from George Mason University where he is the Divisional Dean for the School of Computing. He was previously Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University and  served as Program Director in CNS division at NSF from July 2014 to August 2016. From 2009 and 2014, he was the Head of Computer Science Department at Kansas State University. Dr. Singh earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from SUNY, Stony Brook in 1989 and 1991 respectively, and his B. Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1986. His research and teaching interests include real-time embedded systems, sensor networks, network protocols and distributed computing.

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