Vana Venkataswamy

PhD. Candidate, Computer Science

Office: Rice Hall, Room 534

Email: vana-at-virginia-dot-edu

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. My advisor is Dr. Andrew Grimshaw. My research interests include Distributed Scheduling, Cloud Computing and Reinforcement Learning.


  • PhD Proposal - approved.

  • Software Intern @ Lancium.

  • Passed PhD Qualifying examination.

  • Thanks to NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) for inviting me to give a talk at VICO (Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins).

Papers and Publications

  • Ian T. Foster , Josh Boverhof , Ann Chervenak , Lisa Childers , Annette Deschoen , Gabriele Garzoglio , Dan Gunter , Burt Holzman , Gopi K , Raj Kettimuthu , Jack Kordas , Miron Livny , Stuart Martin , Parag Mhashilkar , Zachary Miller , Taghrid Samak , Mei-hui Su , Steven Tuecke , Vanamala Venkataswamy , Craig Ward , Cathrin Weiss. Reliable high-performance data transfer via Globus Online Accomplishments of the Center for Enabling Distributed Petascale Science.
  • B., Bresnahan, J., Childers, L., Foster, I., Kandaswamy, G., Kettimuthu, R., Kordas, J., Link, M., Martin, S., Pickett, K. and Tuecke, S. Globus Online: Radical Simplification of Data Movement via SaaS. Communications of the ACM, Feb 2012. (Acknowledged contributor)
  • Prabu D., Andrew Aaron James, Vanamala V. , Vineeth Simon, Sanjeeb Kumar Deka, Sridharan R., Prahlada Rao B.B., and Mohanram N. An Efficient Run Time Interface for Heterogeneous Architecture of Large Scale Supercomputing System. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering Vol:2, No:12, 2008.
  • D. Prabu, V. Vanamala , Sanjeeb Kumar Deka, R. Sridharan, Rao BB Prahlada, N Mohanram. Design and Implementation of a High Performance MPI for Large Scale Computing System. ITNG07, Las Vegas, USA.

  • Academic Activities

  • GradSWE (Society of Women Engineers), CS representative. 2017.
  • Presenter at Super Computing (SC) conference. 2013-2015.
  • Presenter at Open Grid Forum (OGF) conference. 2013.