Tridib Mukherjee

Tridib Mukherjee
Xerox Corporation · Xerox Research Center India (XRCI)

PhD

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Publications (67)
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To facilitate an environment of inclusive urban management, civic agencies need to listen to the voices of citizens on web sources such as social media, online blogs, public forums and so on. Owing to the vastness and noisy nature of online data, it is challenging, yet important to mine actionable issues related to a city as faced by the citizens f...
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In an increasingly digital urban setting, connected & concerned Citizens typically voice their opinions on various civic topics via social media. Efficient and scalable analysis of these citizen voices on social media to derive actionable insights is essential to the development of smart cities. The very nature of the data: heterogeneity and dynami...
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Cities today are typically plagued by multiple issues such as âĂŞ traffic jams, garbage, transit overload, public safety, drainage etc. Citizens today tend to discuss these issues in public forums, social media, web blogs, in a widespread manner. Given that issues related to public transportation are most actively reported across web-...
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Docker containers are becoming an attractive implementation choice for next-generation microservices-based applications. When provisioning such an application, container (microservice) instances need to be created from individual container images. Starting a container on a node, where images are locally available, is fast but it may not guarantee t...
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The rapid advancements in sensing, computation and communications have led to the proliferation of smart phones. People-centric sensing is a scientific paradigm which empowers citizens with sensorembedded smartphones, to contribute to micro and macro-scale urban sensing applications - either implicitly (in an opportunistic manner) or explicitly (in...
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Economy of scale is a key driver behind the Cloud based adoption of a business process. Typically, the management of business process variants focuses on design variants, which permit (ideally small) variations in design (and hence, functionality) for achieving the same (functional) goal, under di�fferent functional constraints (such as the complia...
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Operating system (OS) containers provide a process level virtualization in a multi-tenant Cloud environment. Such containers are becoming increasingly popular in developer community as they facilitate fast development and delivery of enterprise class Cloud services. Furthermore, these containers share a common OS and hence, they have a low resource...
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It is common practice today for small and medium business houses to assemble and host services, than hosting everything themselves. To cater to diverse market needs, these houses often need to subscribe to different services from different information providers. The service contracts and the range of features and facilities supported and provided b...
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Citizens tend to discuss issues in public forums, social media, and web blogs. Given that issues related to public transportation are most actively reported across web-based sources, we present a holistic framework for collection, categorization, aggregation and visualization of urban public transportation issues. The primary challenges in deriving...
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With the proliferation of smartphone apps, social media, and online forums, modern citizens are actively discussing and expressing opinions about city related issues in open public forums on the web. This paper presents a people-centric platform, Janayuja, that can act as an effective conduit between residents and civic agencies, by collecting time...
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With the increasing number of desk jobs, workplaces have become the epicentre of several health risks. In this paper, we design and develop a pervasive wellness monitoring platform, SenseX, that uses a variety of devices and sensors to track physical activity level of employees in an organization. SenseX platform offers APIs which can be used by 3r...
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Advancements and proliferation of sensing and actuation technologies in diverse computing and physical devices call for a flexible Sensing-as-a-Service Platform (SeaaS-P) that can enable massive-scale next generation applications. A key aspect of such a platform, which has been largely unexplored in terms of applicability at a massive scale, is the...
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Commoditizing idle computing resources by sharing them in a marketplace has gained increased attention in recent years as a potential disruption to the modern cloud-based service delivery. Recent initiatives have focused on scavenging for idle resources and provide suitable incentives accordingly. A recent work on resources marketplace has proposed...
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With increasing focus on inter-operability across cloud offerings to leverage their disparate capabilities, it has become more and more important to enable a flexible framework for sharing of heterogeneous resources in the cloud infrastructure. At the same time, it is imperative to be aware of the performance implications of hosting application wor...
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Advancements and proliferation of sensing and actuation technologies in diverse computing and physical devices call for a flexible Sensing-as-a-Service Platform (SeaaS-P) that can enable massive-scale next generation applications. A key aspect of such a platform, which has been largely unexplored in terms of applicability at a massive scale, is the...
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This paper presents CitR, a scalable system for quick spatial retrieval of resident involvement information.
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Cities typically face a wide gamut of management and maintenance problems. Existing automated sensor based solutions are prohibitively expensive to deploy. Furthermore, these solutions need to be complemented by incorporating human judgment for accurate, timely and cost-effective city-related event identification. To this end, this work proposes Ci...
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This paper presents C-CLOUD, a democratic cloud infrastructure for renting computing resources includingnon-cloud resources (i.e. computing equipment not part of any cloud infrastructure, such as, PCs, laptops, enterprise servers and clusters). C-CLOUD enables enormous amount of surplus computing resources, in the range of hundreds of millions, to...
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Significant advances in wireless and mobile technologies have been witnessed over the past decade. The everincreasing prevalence and proliferation of mobile devices coupled with the popularity of social networking and increasingly technology-savvy residents have fuelled the growth of mobile crowdsourcing and participatory sensing. This has catalyze...
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A rank clustering system, CloudRank, is proposed that takes into account cloud user preference data to characterize cloud user behaviour and also identify (an initially unknown set of) groups of users with similar behaviour in an unsupervised manner. The user groups are determined based on fitting mixture models on the cloud user preference observa...
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A method, a system and a computer program product for handling requests in a network are disclosed. A load pattern at a first service component is extracted. A capacity and pending requests at the first service component are calculated based on the load pattern. Thereafter, an insertion delay is calculated based on the capacity, pending requests, a...
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Energy-efficient data center design and management has been a challenge of increasing importance in the past decade due to its potential to save billions of dollars in energy costs. However, the state of the art in design and evaluation of data centers require designers to be expertly familiar with a prohibitively large number of domain-specific de...
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The article presents an access control model called Criticality Aware Access Control (CAAC) for criticality (emergency) management in smart infrastructures. Criticalities are consequences of events which take a system (in our case, a smart infrastructure) into an unstable state. They require the execution of specific response actions in order to br...
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We present a mobility simulation framework that simulates the movement behaviors of people to generate spatiotemporal movement data. There is a growing interest in applications that make use of patterns mined from spatio-temporal data. However, since the availability of actual spatio-temporal movement data in the public domain is limited, it is use...
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This paper focuses on recommending optimal cloud configuration for deploying complex user workloads. Such recommendation has become imperative in recent times for cloud users to reduce complexity in selecting a configuration. The number of different configuration options has increased many-fold due to the proliferation of cloud providers and differ...
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As cloud computing has become popular and the number of cloud providers has proliferated over time, the first barrier to cloud users will be how to accurately estimate performance capabilities of many different clouds and then, select a right one for given complex workload based on estimates. Such cloud capability estimation and selection can be a...
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The proliferation of cloud computing can imply a barrier to cloud users. When deploying their complex workloads into clouds, cloud users are typically overwhelmed by too many technical choices. Moreover, underlying technologies and pricing mechanisms of clouds vary and are not transparent to them. Consequently, it is hard for cloud users to capture...
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Methods and systems for partitioning data for processing in a plurality of data centers are disclosed. For each of a plurality of data centers, a time period required for the data center to process an amount of information may be estimated. The plurality of data centers may be ordered based on the time period for each data center. Data may be recei...
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In modern information era, the amount of data has exploded. Current trend further indicates exponential growth of data in future. This prevalent humungous amount of data – referred as the big data – has given rise to the problem of finding "needle from haystack" (i.e., extracting meaningful information from big data). Large body of researchers and...
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A novel economic model for cloud-based services is presented that: (i) transparently presents energy demands (of services) to the customers in a simple abstract form, called green point, which is understandable to any general user; (ii) provides economic incentives (through dynamic discounts) as motivations for customers to select greener configura...
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Cyber–physical systems (CPSs) couple their cyber and physical parts to provide mission-critical services, including automated pervasive health care, smart electricity grid, green cloud computing, and surveillance with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). CPSs can use the information available from the physical environment to provide such ubiquitous, en...
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Dynamic Application Hosting Management (DAHM) is proposed for geographically distributed data centers, which decides on the number of active servers and on the workload share of each data center. DAHM achieves cost-efficient application hosting by taking into account: (i) the spatio-temporal variation of energy cost, (ii) the data center computing...
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Body area networks (BANs) are networks of medical devices implanted within or worn on the human body. Analysis and verification of BAN designs require (i) early feedback on the BAN design and (ii) high-confidence evaluation of BANs without requiring any hazardous, intrusive, and costly deployment. Any design of BAN further has to ensure (i) the saf...
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Parallelization of big-data analytics services over a federation of heterogeneous clouds has been considered to improve performance. However, contrary to common intuition, there is an inherent tradeoff between the level of parallelism and the performance for big-data analytics principally because of a significant delay for big-data to get transferr...
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Energy consumption in data centers can be reduced by efficient design of the data centers and efficient management of computing resources and cooling units. A major obstacle in the analysis of data centers is the lack of a holistic simulator, where the impact of a new computing resource (or cooling) management approach can be tested with different...
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Technical advances in ubiquitous sensing, embedded computing, and wireless communication are leading to a new generation of engineered systems called cyber-physical systems (CPSs). This field is attracting more and more attention from researchers and practitioners, as well as the governments. Technically, cyber-physical systems are integrations of...
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Dynamic Application Hosting Management (DAHM) allows clouds to dynamically host applications in data centers at different locations based on: (i) spatio-temporal variation of energy price, (ii) data center computing and cooling energy efficiency, (iii) Virtual Machine (VM) migration cost for the applications, and (iv) any SLA violations due to migr...
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Energy consumption in data centers can be reduced by efficient design of the data centers and efficient management of computing resources and cooling units. A major obstacle in the analysis of data centers is the lack of a holistic simulator, where the impact of new computing resource (or cooling) management techniques can be tested with different...
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High Performance Computing (HPC) data centers are becoming increasingly dense; the associated power-density and energy consumption of their operation are increasing. Up to half of the total energy is attributed to cooling the data center; greening the data center operations to reduce both computing and cooling energy is imperative. To this effect,...
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Safety certification of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) require guarantees on AVs' safety at design time. To this effect, this paper proposes modeling abstractions that allow architectural representation of AVs and their surroundings, i.e. representation of different components, and enable safety analysis from such representation without requiring any ex...
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An overview of sustainable computing is provided and different approaches towards design and verification of energy-sustainable computing (i.e. sustainable computing from energy consumption perspective) are discussed for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs), i.e. systems with strong coupling between computing components and non-computing processes in phys...
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Body area networks (BANs) are networks of wireless sensors and medical devices embedded in clothing, worn on or implanted in the body, and have the potential to revolutionize healthcare by enabling pervasive healthcare. However, due to their critical applications affecting human health, challenges arise when designing them to ensure they are safe f...
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Management of computing infrastructure in data centers is an important and challenging problem, that needs to: i) ensure availability of services conforming to the Service Level Agreements (SLAs); and ii) reduce the Power Usage Efficiency (PUE), i.e. the ratio of total power, up to half of which is attributed to data center cooling, over the comput...
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High Performance Computing (HPC) data centers are becoming increasingly dense; the associated power-density and energy consumption of their operation is increasing. Up to half of the total energy is attributed to cooling the data center; greening the data center operations to reduce both computing and cooling energy is imperative. To this effect: i...
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Job scheduling in data centers can be considered from a cyber–physical point of view, as it affects the data center’s computing performance (i.e. the cyber aspect) and energy efficiency (the physical aspect). Driven by the growing needs to green contemporary data centers, this paper uses recent technological advances in data center virtualization a...
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Dynamic networks, e.g. Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), call for self-healing routing protocols to tolerate topological changes imposed by node mobility. Moreover, emerging time-critical MANET applications such as disaster response and rescue, and battlefield operations, require support for real-time, reliable data streaming, while maintaining ener...
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Many time-critical applications for Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), such as the mili- tary applications and disaster response, call for proactive link and route maintenance to ensure low latency for reliable data delivery. The goal of this paper is to minimize the energy overhead due to the high control tra c caused by the periodic route and link...
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Computing systems now monitor, coordinate, control, integrate and facilitate many physical processes from vehicle management and crisis response to managing data centers. Such systems, termed Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), can consist of three major components—i) human inhabitants, ii) physical environment and iii) computing entities. Trustworthines...
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Crises management for smart-infrastructure - infused with sensors, actuators, and intelligent agent technologies for monitoring, access control, and crisis response - requires objective and quantitative evaluation to learn for future. The concept of criticality - characterizing the effect of crises on the inhabitants of smart-infrastructure - is us...
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Many applications, such as disaster response and military applications, call for proactive maintenance of links and routes in Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) to ensure low latency during data delivery. The goal of this paper is to minimize the wastage of energy in the network due to high control traffic, which restricts the scalability and applicab...
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Power-aware and thermal-aware techniques such as power-throttling and workload manipulation have been developed to counter the increasing power density in the current data centers. The basis for any such power-aware and/or thermal-aware technique, however, depends heavily on the equipment’s power consumption model assumed. The goal of this paper is...
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Minimizing the energy cost and improving thermal performance of power-limited datacenters, deploying large computing clusters, are the key issues towards optimizing their computing resources and maximally exploiting the computation capabilities. In this paper, we develop a unique merger between the physical infrastructure and resource management fu...
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Dynamic networks, e.g. mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), call for adaptive protocols that can tolerate topological changes due to nodes' mobility and depletion of battery power. Also proactivity in these protocols is essential to ensure low latency. Self-stabilization techniques for distributed systems provide both adaptivity and proactivity to make...
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In this work, we propose an abstract heat flow model which uses temperature information from onboard and ambient sensors, characterizes hot air recirculation based on these information, and accelerates the thermal evaluation process for high performance datacenters. This is critical to minimize energy costs, optimize computing resources, and maximi...
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Access control policies define the rules for accessing system resources. Traditionally, these are designed to take a reactive view for providing access, based on explicit user request. This methodology may not be sufficient in the case of critical events (emergencies) where automatic and timely access to resources may be required to facilitate corr...
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A generic theoretical framework for managing critical events in ubiquitous computing systems is presented. The main idea is to automatically respond to occurrences of critical events in the sys- tem and mitigate them in a timely manner. This is different from traditional fault-tolerance schemes, where fault management is per- formed only after syst...
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With a rapidly aging population, automated health monitoring systems provide an effective means of reducing the resulting healthcare professional shortage. To this end, we at the IMPACT lab at Arizona State University are developing Ayushman, a sensor network based health monitoring infrastructure and testbed. Ayushman provides a medical monitoring...
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In recent years, crisis response has become cyber- physical in nature because of the increased use of computing technologies by the responders. As such, crisis preparedness requires objective evaluation of crisis response in addition to the traditional drills. This paper develops a generic Crisis Response Evaluation Tool (CRET) for off-line objecti...

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