Orran Krieger founded the Center for Cloud Innovation in the Spring of 2013. He is a Resident Fellow of the Hariri Institute and a Professor of the Practice at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University. Current projects include the Massachusetts Open Cloud, and EbbRT, a new operating system for cloud computing. His previous work includes vCloud at VMware, and leading the Advanced Operating Systems Research Department at IBM.
Architectures for scalable, elastic systems that enable large-scale on-demand computing
Distributed Systems; Internet and Cloud Computing; Safety Certification of Systems and Networks
Algorithmic and economic aspects of e-commerce; Networking; Large-scale data management
Design automation, computer architecture, embedded systems, with a focus on energy efficiency and thermal challenges.
Performance evaluation, focusing on parallel and networked computer systems; Detecting and understanding anomalies in IP networks; Efficient network monitoring
Computer architecture, High Performance Computing systems and applications, accelerators, interconnects.
Multi-agent systems; Game theory; Mechanism design; Electronic commerce; Combinatorial optimization; Preference elicitation and representation; Grid computing
Transport and routing protocols for the Internet and wireless networks; Feedback-based control design and analysis; Architectures for protocol design and large-scale traffic management; Modeling and performance evaluation.
Real-time and embedded systems; Multicore systems; Resource management; Hardware-software interaction
Prior to joining the CCI, Jason worked in industry, including several years at Digital/Compaq/HP as a Unix kernel engineer and VMware working on cloud computing. As part of his PhD work, he studied the preservation and longevity of digital resources used in scholarly literature.
At the CCI, and as part of the Mass Open Cloud efforts, he is focused on researching several aspects of implementing a large, multi-tenant, multi-provider cloud including scheduling, security, privacy, cost assessment models and the overall architecutre.