ABOUT Umeå University

Umeå University has 31500 students and 4 300 employees and is the largest university in the northern half of Sweden. The distributed systems research group at the Department of Computing Science conducts research on a broad range of topics relating to cloud resource management, including capacity autoscaling (elasticity), scheduling, differentiated QoS, decentralized resource management, datacentre energy management, distributed monitoring and accounting, holistic management, cloud architecture design, workload modelling, application and infrastructure analytics, resource overbooking, and various enabling technologies such as live VM migration and re-contextualization.

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Role in the Project

The UmU distributed systems research group has extensive experience in cloud and data center resource management and has participated in and led the technical work of several European and national research projects. Their expertise in resource management, analytics, and optimization techniques are well mapped to the core research agenda of the project and will, in combination with broad cloud domain knowledge, be very valuable to both the research and the exploitation efforts of the project.

The UmU research team will lead or participate in most of the project’s application and infrastructure modelling efforts, as well as contribute to the application placement optimization work. UmU will contribute scientific expertise in distributed systems, architectural modelling, statistical and machine learning, as well as optimization techniques.

Key Personnel

  • P-O Östberg
    P-O Östberg Researcher

    P-O Östberg is a Researcher with a PhD from UmU and more than half a decade of both academic research and postgraduate industry experience. He has held visiting researcher positions at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, University of Ulm, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Thang Le Duc
    Thang Le Duc Postdoctoral Researcher

    Thang Le Duc is a postdoctoral researcher at Umeå University. He received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea, in 2016 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the IT Convergence Research Institute at SKKU until February 2017. From 2006 to 2011, besides working as a lecturer for the HCMC University of Information Technology, he also worked in industry as a senior engineer. His experiences include training, research and development in both academia and industry.

  • Lennart Edblom
    Lennart Edblom Administrative Manager

    Lennart Edblom is Senior Lecturer and deputy head of the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University. His experiences include numerous years of academic leadership. He was head of the department 1999-2008, and has been deputy head since 2009. He has extensive management and budget experience, both as department head, and as a coordinator of FP7 and H2020 research projects. He is currently administrative coordinator of the H2020 projects SOCRATES (MSCA-ITN) and NLAFET (FETHPC-RIA).