Professor Rajkumar Buyya

  • Room: Level: 07 Room: 7.22
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Future of computing
  • Large-scale software engineering (Cloud Data Centers)
  • Market-oriented resource allocation and application scheduling
  • Parallel and distributed computing: especially high performance computing on networked systems (e-Science, e-Research, IT Applications)
  • Service level agreements based data centres management
  • Service-oriented architecture for scientific and business applications (Internet Computing)
  • Software Defined Systems and Fog Computing
  • To advance the state-of-the-art in Internet-based Distributed Computing Systems (Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, Distributed Systems, High Performance Computing, Operating Systems, Distributed Computing, Utility Computing)

Personal webpage


Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He served as a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council during 2012-2016. He has authored over 625 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He also edited several books including "Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms" (Wiley Press, USA, Feb 2011). He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=118, g-index=255, 72,200+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing. "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Dr. Buyya is recognized as a "2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters, a Fellow of IEEE, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier for his outstanding contributions to Cloud computing.

Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities,
including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya
received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established over 45 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome:

Recent publications

  1. Li W, Cao J, Wu J, Huang C, Buyya R. A collaborative filtering recommendation method based on discrete quantum-inspired shuffled frog leaping algorithms in social networks. Future Generation Computer Systems. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 88. DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2018.05.070
  2. Liu L, Gu S, Fu D, Zhang M, Buyya R. A new multi-objective evolutionary algorithm for inter-cloud service composition. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. 2018, Vol. 12, Issue 1. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.01.001
  3. Zhang M, Li H, Liu L, Buyya R. An adaptive multi-objective evolutionary algorithm for constrained workflow scheduling in Clouds. DISTRIBUTED AND PARALLEL DATABASES. Springer. 2018, Vol. 36, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1007/s10619-017-7215-z
  4. Sotiriadis S, Bessis N, Anjum A, Buyya R. An Inter-Cloud Meta-Scheduling (ICMS) Simulation Framework: Architecture and Evaluation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SERVICES COMPUTING. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1109/TSC.2015.2399312
  5. Zhou B, Dastjerdi AV, Calheiros RN, Buyya R. An Online Algorithm for Task Offloading in Heterogeneous Mobile Clouds. ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INTERNET TECHNOLOGY. Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1145/3122981
  6. Zhou B, Buyya R. Augmentation Techniques for Mobile Cloud Computing: A Taxonomy, Survey, and Future Directions. ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018, Vol. 51, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1145/3152397
  7. Gill S, Buyya R, Chana I, Singh M, Abraham A. BULLET: Particle Swarm Optimization Based Scheduling Technique for Provisioned Cloud Resources. JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT. Springer. 2018, Vol. 26, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1007/s10922-017-9419-y
  8. Mukherjee A, Deb P, De D, Buyya R. C2OF2N: a low power cooperative code offloading method for femtolet-based fog network. JOURNAL OF SUPERCOMPUTING. Springer Science+Business Media. 2018, Vol. 74, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1007/s11227-018-2269-x
  9. Mahmud R, Koch FL, Buyya R. Cloud-fog interoperability in IoT-enabled healthcare solutions. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2018, Vol. Part F133180. DOI: 10.1145/3154273.3154347
  10. Baker T, Aldawsari B, Asim M, Tawfik H, Maamar Z, Buyya R. Cloud-SEnergy: A bin-packing based multi-cloud service broker for energy efficient composition and execution of data-intensive applications. Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems. 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.suscom.2018.05.011
  11. Li X, Salehi MA, Bayoumi M, Tzeng N-F, Buyya R. Cost-Efficient and Robust On-Demand Video Transcoding Using Heterogeneous Cloud Services. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS. IEEE Press. 2018, Vol. 29, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2017.2766069
  12. Liu X, Buyya R. D-Storm: Dynamic resource-efficient scheduling of stream processing applications. Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems - ICPADS. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018, Vol. 2017-December. DOI: 10.1109/ICPADS.2017.00070
  13. Mansouri Y, Nadjaran Toosi A, Buyya R. Data Storage Management in Cloud Environments: Taxonomy, Survey, and Future Directions. ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018, Vol. 50, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1145/3136623
  14. Rodriguez Sossa M, Kotagiri R, Buyya R. Detecting performance anomalies in scientific workflows using hierarchical temporal memory. Future Generation Computer Systems. Elsevier Science. 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2018.05.014
  15. Dias De AssunÇÃo M, Da Silva Veith A, Buyya R. Distributed data stream processing and edge computing: A survey on resource elasticity and future directions. Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Academic Press. 2018, Vol. 103. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnca.2017.12.001

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