The University of Florida , the University of Arizona and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey , have established a national research center for autonomic computing (CAC).

This center is funded by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program of the National Science Foundation, CAC members from industry and government, and university matching funds.

About CAC

The Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC), an NSF Research Center funded by the I/UCRC program, combines resources from universities, private companies, and the federal government to conduct fundamental research on making all kinds of computer systems and applications - from humble desktop computers to air traffic control systems - more reliable, more secure, and more efficient.


More information can be found Here

Moustafa Abdelbaky receives IBM PH.D. Fellowship Award

Moustafa AbdelBaky has received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award. Citing the Award notification, this is a highly competitive award and recognizes the student as well as the quality of the student's institution.
This is one more recognition for Moustafa who receives this award for a second year in a row. Moustafa is pursuing his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof Manish Parashar and is member of the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center and the Applied Software Systems Laboratory.

Dr. Manish Parashar received an award of $300K from Department of Energy

Project: Combustion Exascale Co-Design Center (01/04/12-01/03/17)

Dr. Manish Parashar received an award of $200K from DOD-DAF-Air Force Research Laboratory

Project: Trusted Content and Context Aware Management and Processing of Managed Information Objects (09/23/11-09/22/13)

CAC Seminar: Adaptive Sampling Based on Deterministic Compressive Sensing using AUVs

Speakers: Baozhi Chen (CPS Lab, Rutgers University)
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 626, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ

CAC Seminar: Trading Cloud Computing Resources

Speakers: Johannes Watzl (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 626, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ

CAC Seminar: Bartering Resources in Social Clouds

Speakers: Dr. Magdalena Punceva (Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University)
Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 626, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ

CAC Seminar: Enabling Dynamic Task Execution for Complex Heterogeneous Simulations

Speakers: Ashley Zebrowski (Rutgers University)
Date: Friday, February 24, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 626, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ

CAC Seminar: In-situ Data Analysis for Large-scale Scientific Simulation

Speakers: Solomon Lasluisa, Fan Zhang (Rutgers University)
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 626, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ

CAC Seminar: Autonomic Resource Provisioning in Mobile Grids

Speakers: Hari Viswanathan and Eun Kyung Lee (Rutgers University)
Date: Friday, February 10, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 626, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ

Dr. Shantenu Jha received an FRG of $24K from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development of Rutgers, December 2011

Project: Designing & Prototyping Standards-based Application Access to Clouds.

Drs. David Hill (Civil Eng. and also ECE Grad Faculty member) and Dario Pompili received an FRG of $48K the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development of Rutgers, December 2011

Project: Ubiquitous Rainfall Sensing Adaptive System for Urban Sustainability.

Drs. J. Walling and J. Jeon received a Faculty Research Grant of $45K from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development of Rutgers, December 2011

Project: Non-invasive Continuous Ocular Glucose Sensor.

CAC Seminar: Scheduling and Management of Data Intensive Application Workflows in a Cloud (10/19/2011)

Rutgers CAC welcomes Dr. Suraj Pandey, research fellow at The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 02:00 PM. Venue: Room 538, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ
More details concerning Dr. Pandey's work may also be found at:

CPS lab's research on resource provisioning in mobile grids features on International Science Grid this Week (isgtw), October 2011

Feature article published at

CAC Seminar on Friday 23 September 2011

Rutgers CAC is proud to announce a seminar consisting of three talks given by researchers associated with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, Maryland and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, New York. The talks will address issues in computer security and software engineering strategies and techniques.
Date: Friday, September 23, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Room 538, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ

CAC Seminar: High Performance & Grid Computing at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (08/05/2011)

Speaker: Professor Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Muenchen (LMU)
Date: Friday, August 05, 2011, 11:00 AM
Venue: Room 538, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ
To view the seminar notice in pdf format click here.

New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Project on "Autonomic Data Center Thermal Management" (July 2011)

The 2011 Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Research Symposium was held on Friday, July 22nd, 2011. Prof. Manish Parashar and Dr. Ivan Rodero from TASSL mentored a group of four of New Jersey's most talented and motivated high school students (Sarah Anne Coe, Eric Principato, Omar Rizwan and Katherine Ye) who developed the project "Autonomic Data Center Thermal Management". This project, which addresses one of the most important problems in the management of modern data centers, is part of the educational activities of the GreenHPC initiative ( at TASSL and CAC.

ORNL ADIOS Team Releases Version 1.3 of Adaptive Input/Output System (July 2011)

ADIOS 1.3 collaborators include researchers from TASSL.
Feature article published at HPC Wire

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Technical Scope

Autonomic computing (AC) denotes a broad area of scientific and engineering research on methods, architectures and technologies for the design, implementation, integration and evaluation of special and general-purpose computing systems, components and applications that are capable of autonomously achieving desired behaviors. AC systems aim to be self-managed in order to enable independent operation, minimize cost and risk, accommodate complexity and uncertainty or enable systems of systems with large numbers of components. Hence, system integration and automation of management are important areas of research whose contexts subsume other AC research topics. These might include, to varying degrees, self-organization, self-healing, self-optimization (e.g. for power or speed), self-protection and other so-called self-* behaviors. CAC research activities will advance several disciplines that impact the specification, design, engineering and integration of autonomic computing and information processing systems. They include design and evaluation methods, algorithms, architectures, information processing, software, mathematical foundations and benchmarks for autonomic systems. Solutions will be studied at different levels of both centralized and distributed systems, including the hardware, networks, storage, middleware, services and information layers. Collectively, the participating universities have research and education programs whose strengths cover the technical areas of the center. Within this broad scope, the specific research activities will vary over time as a reflection of center member needs and the evolution of the field of autonomic computing.

Benefits of Membership

CAC members are afforded access to leading-edge developments in autonomic computing and to knowledge accumulated by academic researchers and other industry partners. New members will join a growing list of founding members that currently includes BAE Systems, EWA Governemnt Systems, IBM, Intel, Merrill-Lynch, Microsoft, Motorola, Northrop-Grumman, NEC, Raytheon, Xerox, Avirtech, Citrix, Imaginestics, and ISCA Technologies. Benefits of membership include:

  • Collaboration with faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and other center partners
  • Choice of project topics to be funded by members' own contributions
  • Formal periodic project reviews along with continuous informal interaction and timely access to reports, papers and intellectual property generated by the center
  • Access to unique world-class equipment, facilities, and other CAC infrastructure
  • Recruitment opportunities among excellent graduate students
  • Leveraging of investments, projects and activities by all CAC members
  • Spin-off initiatives leading to new partnerships, customers or teaming for competitive proposals to funded programs


Per NSF guidelines, industry and government contributions in the form of annual CAC memberships ($35K/year per regular membership), coupled with baseline funds from NSF and university matching funds, directly support the Center's expenses for personnel, equipment, travel, and supplies. Memberships provide funds to support the Center's graduate students on a one-to-one basis, and thus the size of the annual membership fee is directly proportional to the cost of supporting one graduate student, while NSF and university funds support various other costs of operation. Multiple annual memberships may be contributed by any organization wishing to support multiple students and/or projects. The initial operating budget for CAC is projected to be approximately $1.5M/year, including NSF and universities contributions, in an academic environment that is very cost effective. Thus, a single regular membership is an exceptional value. It represents less than 3% of the projected annual budget of the Center yet reaps the full benefit of Center activities, a research program that could be significantly more expensive in an industry or government facility.



Dr. Manish Parashar

Dr. Dario Pompili

Dr. Shantenu Jha

Dr. Ivan Marsic

Dr. Waheed Bajwa

Affiliate Members

Dr. Ricardo Bianchini

Dr. Wenjin Chen

Dr. David Foran

Dr. Kristjan Haule

Dr. David Hill

Dr. Gabriel Kotliar

Dr. Naftaly Minsky

Dr. Hoang Pham

Dr. Hui Xiong

Dr. Lin Yang

Post-docs, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars

Dr. Magdalena Punceva (Fulbright Scholar)

Dr. Ivan Rodero

Johannes Watzl

Technical Staff

Jim Housell (System Admin)

Graduate Students

Moustafa AbdelBaky

Suhas Aithal

Ketan Bhave

Sharat Chandra

Baozhi Chen

Tong Jin

Meghana Ghadge

Ça¿da¿ Karata¿

Solomon Lasluisa

Eun Kyung Lee

Rajesh Narasaiah

Parul Pandey

Subhashini Patil

Melissa Romanus

Bhavya Shah

Hariharasudhan Viswanathan

Ashley Zebrowski

Fan Zhang

Undergraduate Students

Seetha Annamraju

Christoper Camastra

Chihwei Ching

Aditya Devarakonda

Ruslan Fridman

Jennifer Padgett

Mike Puntolillo

Kalyan Yalamanchi