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Carlos A. Varela

Founding Director, Worldwide Computing Laboratory
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA


Ph: +1 (518) 276-6912
Fax: +1 (518) 276-4033
Office: Lally 308

Dr. Carlos A. Varela received his B.S. with honors, M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Varela is Associate Editor and Information Director of the ACM Computing Surveys journal, and has served as Guest Editor of the Scientific Programming journal. Dr. Varela is a recipient of several research grants including the NSF CAREER award, two IBM SUR awards, and two IBM Innovation awards. His current research interests include web-based and internet-based computing, middleware for adaptive distributed systems, concurrent programming models and languages, and software development environments and tools. For more information on his group's research, please visit the Worldwide Computing Lab Home Page.


Selected recent publications (all publications)

  1. Travis Desell, Kaoutar El Maghraoui, and Carlos A. Varela. Malleable Applications for Scalable High Performance Computing. Cluster Computing, pp 15pp, June 2007. Note: To appear. Keyword(s): grid computing, middleware. [bibtex-entry]


  2. Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Travis J. Desell, Boleslaw K. Szymanski, and Carlos A. Varela. The Internet Operating System: Middleware for Adaptive Distributed Computing. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA), Special Issue on Scheduling Techniques for Large-Scale Distributed Platforms, 20(4):467-480, 2006. Keyword(s): grid computing, middleware. [bibtex-entry]


  3. Wei-Jen Wang and Carlos A. Varela. Distributed Garbage Collection for Mobile Actor Systems: The Pseudo Root Approach. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC 2006), volume 3947 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Taichung, Taiwan, pages 360-372, May 2006. Springer. Keyword(s): grid computing, internet programming languages. [bibtex-entry]


  4. Carlos A. Varela, Paolo Ciancarini, and Kenjiro Taura. Worldwide computing: Adaptive middleware and programming technology for dynamic Grid environments. Scientific Programming Journal, 13(4):255-263, December 2005. Note: Guest Editorial. Keyword(s): grid computing, middleware, internet programming languages. [bibtex-entry]


  5. J. Field and C. Varela. Transactors: A Programming Model for Maintaining Globally Consistent Distributed State in Unreliable Environments. In ACM Conference on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2005), Long Beach, CA, pages 195-208, January 2005. Keyword(s): coordination models. [bibtex-entry]


  6. G. Agha and C. Varela. Worldwide Computing Middleware. In M. Singh, editor, Practical Handbook on Internet Computing. CRC Press, 2004. Note: Invited book chapter. Keyword(s): grid computing, middleware. [bibtex-entry]


  7. Carlos Varela and Gul Agha. Programming Dynamically Reconfigurable Open Systems with SALSA. ACM SIGPLAN Notices. OOPSLA'2001 Intriguing Technology Track Proceedings, 36(12):20-34, December 2001. Keyword(s): internet programming languages. [bibtex-entry]




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