Miron Livny


Computer Sciences Department
University of Wisconsin
1210 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706-1685

telephone: (608) 262-1204
fax: (608) 262-9777
email: miron@cs.wisc.edu
Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1984
Interests: High throughput computing, visual exploration of information, scientific databases and scheduling policies.

Research Summary

High throughput computing is a challenging research area in which a wide range of techniques is employed to harness the power of very large collections of computing resources over long time intervals. My group is engaged in research efforts to develop management and scheduling techniques that empower high throughput computing on local and wide area clusters of distributively owned resources. The results of these efforts are translated into production code and are incorporated into the Condor system. Condor is a widely used high throughput computing system. The worldwide user community of Condor plays an important and active role in our research. Researchers from a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines collaborate with us in the development and evaluation of Condor.

In the area of visual exploration of information my group works on developing a framework and tools for intuitive graphical interaction with collections of multimedia data. Our framework is based on a declarative approach to the creation of active visual presentations of tabular data. We implement our tools in Java and work closely with domain scientists on testing and evaluating them with real data. Some of this data is stored in scientific databases that are connected to real-time and off-line data sources.

Sample Recent Publications

Matchmaking: Distributed resource management for high throughput computing (with R. Raman and M. Solomon), Seventh IEEE International Symposium On High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-7), 1998.

Transactional client-server cache consistency: Alternatives and performance (with M. Franklin and M. Carey), TODS, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 315-363, 1997.

DEVise: Integrated querying and visual exploration of large datasets (with R. Ramakrishnan, K. Beyer, G. Chen, D. Donjerkovic, S. Lawande, J. Myllymaki, and Kent Wenger), ACM SIGMOD, 1997.

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