June 17, 2011
ECE Ph.D. student Alexey Tumanov has earned a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D) that will support his research on cloud computing with Jatras Professor of ECE Greg Ganger. The prestigious award is presented to Canadian citizens or permanent residents pursuing doctor's degrees, and is based on the applicant's academic excellence, research ability and potential, and communications, interpersonal and leadership abilities. The NSERC is the Canadian equivalent of the NSF, and only the top tier of post-graduate scholarship recipients earn the CGS-D. As a CGS-D winner at a non-Canadian university, Tumanov will receive $63,000 over three years to pursue his graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon.
Tumanov is part of the vCloud team in Carnegie Mellon's Parallel Data Lab, where he focuses on systems support for large-scale distributed computing environments. Specifically, he investigates efficient execution placement, multitenancy and dynamic heterogeneity issues in virtualized data-intensive scalable computing frameworks.
The NSERC is Canada's instrument for making strategic investments in the nation's capability in science and technology. The NSERC supports both basic university research through discovery grants and project research through partnerships among post-secondary institutions, governments and the private sector, as well as the advanced training of highly qualified people. For more on the organization, visit www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/Index_eng.asp.