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STC Organizers....

STC Chair

Christian Timmerer is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Technology (ITEC), Multimedia Communication Group (MMC), Klagenfurt University, Austria. His research interests include the transport of multimedia content, multimedia adaptation in constrained and streaming environments, distributed multimedia adaptation, and Quality of Service / Quality of Experience. He was the general chair of WIAMIS 2008 and EUMOB2009 and has participated in several EC-funded projects, notably DANAE, ENTHRONE, P2P-Next, and ALICANTE. He also participated in ISO/MPEG work for several years, notably in the area of MPEG-21, MPEG-M, and MPEG-V. He received his PhD in 2006 from the Klagenfurt University. Publications and MPEG contributions can be found under, follow him on, and subscribe to his blog

STC Co- Chair

SDM alumna Christine Miyachi has over 25 years of experience working for startups and large corporations. She is the chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Special Technical Community (STC) on Cloud Computing  ( ) and  writes a blog about software architecture: She is a principal systems engineer and architect at Xerox Corporation and holds several patents. Miyachi graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in electrical engineering. She holds two MIT degrees: an MS in technology and policy/electrical engineering and computer science and an MS in engineering and management.

STC Operations Chair

Joydeep Mukherjee is a PhD student and a research assistant at the University of Calgary's Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, India. He received his M.Sc. from University of Calgary in 2012. His research interests include software performance evaluation, cloud computing, computer networks.

Past Organizers ...


Giuliano Casale received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He joined in 2010 the Department of Computing at Imperial College London where he holds an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship. His research interests include performance modeling, workload characterization, and resource management. He is co-author of the Java Modelling Tools performance evaluation suite ( Prior to joining Imperial College, he was a full-time researcher at SAP Research UK in 2009 and a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William and Mary, Virginia, in 2007 and 2008. In Fall 2004 he was a visiting scholar at UCLA. He served as program co-chair for QEST 2012 and for ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012. He is the the general chair of ICPE2013. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society. He served as secretary/treasurer of the IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing in 2012 and the STCs Operations Chair from October 2012 to March 2013.

Martin Arlitt is a senior research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (HP Labs) in Palo Alto, CA, where he has worked since 1997. His general research interests are workload characterization and performance evaluation of distributed computer systems. His 80+ research papers have been cited more than 5,700 times (according to Google Scholar). He has 15 granted patents, and dozens pending. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a senior member of the IEEE. He has served on the program committee of numerous top tier conferences, such as ACM SIGMETRICS, the world’s premiere venue for research publications on performance evaluation. He was co-program chair of ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance for 2012. He is the creator of the ACM SIGMETRICS GreenMetrics workshop. Since 2001, Martin has lived in Calgary, AB, where he is also a senior research associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. In 2008, he was named a member of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40. He was co-chair of IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing from 2010 to 2012.
Raoufehsadat Hashemian is a research assistant and PhD student at the University of Calgary. She has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (communication) from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran.  Her research interest is in the areas of software, network and distributed systems’ performance evaluation.  She received her M.Sc. from the University of Calgary in 2011. Her current research is related to performance evaluation of multi-core Web servers. She was a member of Underwater Robotic Team of IUT. They designed the Dena remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for 2007 MATE International ROV Competition held in Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada. She was the winner of Most Valuable Player (MVP) award among the participants in the competition.

Anas Youssef is a research assistant, teaching assistant and a PhD candidate at University of Calgary, Canada. Anas got his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Faulty of Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt in 2000. He got his M.Sc. d egree in Computer Science from Faculty of Computers and Information at Menoufia University, Egypt. His research interests include performance evaluation of superscalar processor architectures, software performance engineering, performance modeling and evaluation of multi-tier applications and service level planning for web applications in cloud environments.

STCs ....

STC Cloud Computing
Chris Miyachi

STC Education
Chair: Arnold Pears

Co-Chair: Anne Kathrin Peters

STC e-Government
Chair: Carlos E. Jiménez

STC Haptics
Chair: Antonio Frisoli

STC Operation Systems
Nikolai Joukov

Roberto Gioiosa

STC Social Networking
Chair: Christian Timmerer

Co-Chair: George K. Thiruvathukal

STC Sustainable Computing
Chair: Anirban Mahanti

STC System Engineering
Chair: Dick Fairley

Co-Chair: Massood Towhidnejad

STC Computer and Smart Grid
Chair: David Cartes

STC Multicore
Chair: Tom Conte 

Coming Soon ....

STC Broadening Participation in Computing
Chair: George K. Thiruvathukal

STC Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing
Chair: Thad Starner