The “ISEP-IEEE Student Branch”, in association with IEEE France Section, cordially invites you for a talk on “Cloud-Computing” delivered by Dr. Mazin YOUSIF, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computer Section.
The talk is planned to be held on Wednesday, 6th February, 2013at 4:30pm. The venue for the talk is organized at Room N16, ISEP, 28 rue Notre-Dame des Champs, 75006, PARIS.
The event will be followed by a networking cocktail session. We count on your presence!
The attendance for the talk is free of cost. It’s highly appreciable, for your confirmation of attendance through sending an email to [masked].
P.S : Please feel free to invite interested attendees.
Please find below the title, abstract of the talk and the biography of our distinguished guest.
Cloud Computing - a Paradigm IT Changer:
Cloud Computing is an emerging computing paradigm envisioned to change all IT landscape facets including technology, business, services and human resources. It is a consumer/delivery model that offers IT capabilities as services billed based on usage. Many such cloud services can be envisioned, but the main ones are IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). The underlying cloud architecture includes a pool of virtualized compute, storage and networking resources that can be aggregated and launched as platforms to run workloads and satisfy their Service-Level Agreement (SLA). Cloud architectures also include provisions to best guarantee service delivery for clients and at the same time optimize efficiency of resources of providers. Examples of provisions include, but not limited to, elasticity through scaling resources up/down to track workload behavior, extensive monitoring, failure mitigation, and energy optimizations. The two main technologies enabling clouds are: (i) Virtualization, the foundation of clouds; and (ii) manageability (autonomics), the command & control of clouds. This talk is intended to provide an overview of cloud computing, its enabling technologies and current challenges. It will also look at clouds' IT/business ramifications as well as required future research.
Brief Bio of the speaker:
Dr. Yousif graduated in 1979 from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, with a B.Sc. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering. He worked for several years in industry before leaving Iraq to pursue his graduate studies in the United States. Mazin received his Masters in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and 1992, respectively. Dr. Yousif is currently the Chief Technology Officer for the Royal Dutch Shell Global Account at T-Systems, International. Before that, he was the CTO for Cloud Computing, in IBM Canada; served as the chief systems architect for Phase Change Memory at Numonyxc Corporation. He was also a Principal Engineer and Director of the Scale-out Virtualization and Autonomics project – first cloud infrastructure built in 2003 - in the Corporate Technology Group at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon. He was also a member of many research committees. Prior to that, he was one of the principal architects defining the InfiniBand Architecture. From[masked], he was a senior architect with the xSeries Division of IBM Corporation, RTP, NC. From[masked], Dr. Yousif was an Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Yousif held adjunct Professors positions at a number of universities including Duke, NCSU and OGI. His current focus is on enabling cloud technologies, energy optimization and Big Data with a focus on setting the R&D directions for them.