Publications

Books:

  1. Data Intensive Distributed Computing: Challenges and Solutions for Large-scale Information Management
    T.Kosar, Editor.
    IGI Global Publishers, January 2012, ISBN# 978-1-61520-971-2. 

Journal Papers:

  1. A Highly-Accurate and Low-Overhead Prediction Model for Transfer Throughput Optimization
    J. Kim, E. Yildirim, and T. Kosar
    To appear in Cluster Computing (2013). 
  2. Modeling Throughput Sampling Size for a Cloud-hosted Data Scheduling and Optimization Service
    E. Yildirim, J. Kim, and T. Kosar
    In Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Vol.29 No.7 (2013) pp 1795-1807. 
  3. End-to-End Data-flow Parallelism for Throughput Optimization in High-speed Networks
    E. Yildirim and T. Kosar
    In Journal of Grid Computing (JGC),Vol.10 No.3 (2012) pp.395-418. 
  4. Prediction of Optimal Parallelism Level in Wide Area Data Transfers
    E. Yildirim, D. Yin, and T. Kosar
    In IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.22 No.12 (2011) pp.2033-2045. 
  5. A Data Throughput Prediction and Optimization Service for Widely Distributed Many-Task Computing
    D. Yin, E. Yildirim, S. Kulasekaran, B. Ross, and T. Kosar
    In IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol.22 No.6 (2011) pp.899-909. 
  6. Stork Data Scheduler: Mitigating the Data Bottleneck in e-Science
    T. Kosar, M. Balman, E. Yildirim, S. Kulasekaran and B. Ross
    In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol.369 (2011), pp. 3254-3267. 
  7. A Reliable, Efficient, and Transparent Distributed Storage Management System
    T. Kosar, I. Akturk, M. Balman, and X. Wang
    In Scientific Programming Journal (SPJ), Vol. 19 No.1 (2011), pp.27-43. 
  8. Error Detection and Error Classification: Failure Awareness in Data Transfer Scheduling
    M. Balman and T. Kosar
    In International Journal of Autonomic Computing (IJAC), Vol.1 No.4 (2010) pp.425-446. 
  9. A New Paradigm: Data-Aware Scheduling in Grid Computing
    T. Kosar and M. Balman
    In Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Vol.25 No.4 (2009) pp.406-413 
  10. Semantic Enabled Metadata Management in PetaShare
    X. Wang, D. Huang, I. Akturk, M. Balman, G. Allen and T. Kosar
    In International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), Vol.1 No.4 (2009), pp.275-286 
  11. Louisiana: A Model for Advancing Louisiana: A Model for Advancing Regional e-Research through Cyberinfrastructure
    D.Katz, G.Allen, R.Cortez, C.Cruz-Neira, R.Gottumukkala, Z.Greenwood, L.Guice, S.Jha, R.Kolluru, T.Kosar, L.Leger, H.Liu, C.McMahon, J.Nabrzyski, B.Rodriguez-Milla, E.Seidel, G.Speyrer, M.Stubblefield, B.Voss, and S.Whittenburg
    In Philosphical Transactions of Royal Society, Vol.367 (2009) pp.2459-2469 
  12. Cyberinfrastructure for Coastal Hazard Prediction
    G. Allen, P. Bogden, T. Kosar, A. Kulshrestha, G. Namala, S. Tummala, and E. Seidel
    In CTWatch Quarterly, Vol.4 No.1 (2008) pp.17-26 
  13. Conditional Workflow Management: A Survey and Analysis
    E. Bahsi, E. Ceyhan, and T. Kosar
    In Scientific Programming Journal (SPJ), Vol.15 No.4 (2007) pp.283-297 
  14. Data Management Challenges in Coastal Applications
    S. Tummala, and T. Kosar
    In Journal of Coastal Research (JCR), Special Issue No.50 (2007), pp.1188-1193 
  15. Towards a Faster and Improved ADCIRC (ADvanced Multi-Dimensional CIRCulation) Model
    E. Ceyhan, P. Basuchowdhuri, T. Judeh, S. Ou, B. Estrade, and T. Kosar
    In Journal of Coastal Research (JCR), Special Issue No.50 (2007), pp.949-954 
  16. What Makes Workflows Work in an Opportunistic Environment?
    E. Deelman, T. Kosar, C. Kesselman, and M. Livny
    In Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Vol.18 No.10 (2006) pp.1187-1199 
  17. Building Reliable and Efficient Data Transfer and Processing Pipelines
    T. Kosar, G. Kola, and M. Livny
    In Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Vol.18 No.6 (2006) pp.609-620 
  18. A Framework for Reliable and Efficient Data Placement in Distributed Computing Systems
    T. Kosar and M. Livny
    In Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Vol.65 No.10 (2005) pp.1146-1157 
  19. Run-time Adaptation of Grid Data-placement Jobs
    G. Kola, T. Kosar and M. Livny
    In Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, Vol.6 No.3 (2005) pp.33-43 
  20. Playing inside the Black Box: Using Dynamic Instrumentation to create Security Holes
    B.P. Miller, M. Christodorescu, R. Iverson, T. Kosar, A. Mirgorodskii, and F. Popovici
    In Parallel Processing Letters (PPL),Vol. 11 Nos. 2 & 3 (2001) pp.267-280 

Conference Papers:

  1. Dynamic Protocol Tuning Algorithms for High Performance Data Transfers
    E. Arslan, B. Ross, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of Int. European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2013), Aachen, Germany, August 2013. 
  2. StorkCloud: Data Transfer Scheduling and Optimization as a Service
    T. Kosar, E. Arslan, B. Ross, and B. Zhang
    In Proceedings of ACM HPDC Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud 2013), New York City, NY, June 2013. 
  3. How GridFTP Pipelining, Parallelism and Concurrency Work: A Guide for Optimizing Large Dataset Transfers (BEST PAPER AWARD)
    E. Yildirim, J. Kim and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing’12 Workshop on Network-Aware Data Management (NDM 2012), Salt Lake City, UT, November 2012. 
  4. A Highly-Accurate and Low-Overhead Prediction Model for Transfer Throughput Optimization
    J. Kim, E. Yildirim and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing’12 Workshop on Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (DISCS 2012), Salt Lake City, UT, November 2012. 
  5. Optimizing the Sample Size for a Cloud-hosted Data Scheduling Service
    E. Yildirim, J. Kim and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2012 Workshop on Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications (CCSA 2012), Ottawa, Canada, May 2012. 
  6. Network-Aware End-to-End Data Throughput Optimization
    E. Yildirim and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing’12 Workshop on Network-Aware Data Management (NDM 2011), Seattle, WA, November 2011. 
  7. A Data-Aware Workflow Scheduling Algorithm for Heterogeneous Distributed Systems
    D. Yin and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of High Performance Computing & Simulation Conference (HPCS 2011), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011. 
  8. High-performance Remote Data Access for Remote Visualization
    A. Hutanu, G. Allen, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Int. Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2010), Brussels, Belgium, October 2010. 
  9. Performance Study of User-Space Remote I/O Tools
    W. Huang and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT’10), Istanbul, Turkey, October 2010. 
  10. Toward a Reliable Distributed Data Management System
    I. Akturk, X. Wang, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC’10), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2010. 
  11. Design, Implementation and Use of a Simulation Data Archive for Coastal Science
    H. Bhagawaty, L. Jiang, S. Pothanis, G. Allen, N. Brener, and T.Kosar
    In Proceedings of ACM HPDC 2012 Workshop on Challenges of Large Applications in Distributed Environments (CLADE 2010), Chicago, IL, June 2010. 
  12. Data-Aware Distributed Computing with Stork Data Scheduler
    T. Kosar, M. Balman, I. Suslu, E. Yildirim, and D. Yin
    In Proceedings of SEE-GRID-SCI’09, Istanbul, Turkey, December 2009 
  13. A Data Throughput Prediction and Optimization Service for Widely Distributed Many-Task Computing
    D. Yin, E. Yildirim, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of MTAGS’09 (in conjunction with SC’09), Portland, OR, November 2009 
  14. Balancing TCP Buffer vs Parallel Streams in Application Level Throughput Optimization
    E. Yildirim, D. Yin, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of DADC’09 (in conjunction with HPDC’09), Munich, Germany, June 2009 
  15. Design and Implementation of Metadata System in PetaShare
    X. Wang and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2009), New Orleans, LA, June 2009 
  16. Early Error Detection and Classification in Data Transfer Scheduling
    M. Balman and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of Third International Workshop on P2P, Parallel, Grid and Internet Computing (3PGIC-2009), Tsukuba, Japan, March 2009 
  17. Dynamic Adaptation of Parallelism Level in Data Transfer Scheduling
    M. Balman and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of Second International Workshop on Adaptive Systems in Heterogeneous Environments (ASHEs2009), Tsukuba, Japan, March 2009 
  18. Choosing Between Remote I/O versus Staging in Large Scale Distributed Applications
    I. Suslu, F. Turkmen, M. Balman, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of ISCA 21st Int. Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Applications (PDCCS 2008), New Orleans, LA, September 2008 
  19. Which Network Measurement Tool is Right for You? A Multidimensional Comparison Study
    E. Yildirim, I. Suslu, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Int. Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2008), Tsukuba, Japan, September 2008 
  20. Dynamically Tuning Level of Parallelism in Wide Area Data Transfers
    E. Yildirim, M. Balman, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of DADC’08 (in conjunction with HPDC’08), Boston, MA, June 2008 
  21. A Grid-enabled Workflow System for Reservoir Uncertainty Analysis
    E. Ceyhan, G. Allen, C. White, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of CLADE’08 (in conjunction with HPDC’08), Boston, MA, June 2008 
  22. Collaborating Mechanical Design Phases Across a Grid
    Z. Yun, M. Xie, F. Zhou, G. Allen, T. Kosar, and Z. Lei
    In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE 2008), San Paulo, Brazil, June 2008 
  23. Semantic Enabled Metadata Framework for Data Grids
    D. Huang, X. Wang, G. Allen, and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2008), Barcelona, Spain, March 2008 
  24. Large Scale Data Management in Sensor Networking Applications
    E. Ceyhan and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of Cyberspace Research Workshop, Shreveport, LA, November 2007 
  25. Merge of Two Emerging Technologies – Sensor Networks and Grids: A Survey on Sensor Grids
    I. Akturk and T. Kosar
    In Proceedings of Cyberspace Research Workshop, Shreveport, LA, November 2007 
  26. A Memetic Algorithm for Reliability-based Dynamic Scheduling in Heterogeneous Computing Environments
    Esma Yildirim, Haluk Topcuoglu and Tevfik Kosar
    In Proceedings of 19th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2007), Cambridge, MA, November 2007 
  27. Balancing the Use of Remote I/O versus Staging in Distributed Environments
    Ibrahim H. Suslu and Tevfik Kosar
    In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems Doctoral Syposium (DCEIS 2007), Madeira, Portugal, June 2007 
  28. Data Scheduling for Large Scale Distributed Applications
    Mehmet Balman and Tevfik Kosar
    In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems Doctoral Syposium (DCEIS 2007), Madeira, Portugal, June 2007 
  29. A New Paradigm in Data Intensive Computing: Stork and the Data-Aware Schedulers
    Tevfik Kosar
    In Proceedings of Challenges of Large Applications in Distributed Environenments (CLADE 2006) Workshop, Paris, France, June 2006, in conjunction with HPDC 2006 
  30. Faults in Large Distributed Systems and What We Can Do About Them
    George, Kola, Tevfik Kosar and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Parallel Processing (Euro-Par 2005), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2005 
  31. DISC: A System for Distributed Data Intensive Scientific Computing
    George Kola, Tevfik Kosar, James Frey, Miron Livny, Robert J. Brunner, and Michael Remijan
    In Proceedings of First Workshop on Real, Large Distributed Systems (WORLDS’04), San Francisco, CA, December 2004, in conjunction with OSDI’04 
  32. Phoenix: Making Data-intensive Grid Applications Fault-tolerant
    George Kola, Tevfik Kosar and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 5th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Grid Computing (Grid 2004), Pittsburgh, PA, November 2004, in conjunction with SuperComputing 2004 
  33. Reliable, Automatic Transfer and Processing of Large Scale Astronomy Datasets
    Tevfik Kosar, George Kola, Robert J. Brunner, Miron Livny, and Michael Remijan
    In Proceedings of 14th Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems Conference (ADASS 2004), Pasadena, CA, October 2004 
  34. Data-pipelines: Enabling Large Scale Multi-Protocol Data Transfers
    Tevfik Kosar, George Kola, and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Middleware for Grid Computing (MGC 2004), Toronto, Canada, October 2004, in conjunction with Middleware 2004 
  35. A Client-centric Grid Knowledgebase
    George Kola, Tevfik Kosar and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2004), San Diego, CA, September 2004 
  36. Profiling Grid Data Transfer Protocols and Servers
    George Kola, Tevfik Kosar and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Parallel Processing (Euro-Par 2004), Pisa, Italy, August 2004 
  37. A Fully Automated Fault-tolerant System for Distributed Video Processing and Off-site Replication
    George Kola, Tevfik Kosar and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 14th ACM International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (Nossdav 2004), Kinsale, Ireland, June 2004 
  38. Stork: Making Data Placement a First Class Citizen in the Grid
    Tevfik Kosar and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 24th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2004), Tokyo, Japan, March 2004 
  39. Mining the Sky with Condor
    M Dillman, R. Brunner, T. Kosar, M. Livny, and Z. Miller
    In Proceedings of the American Astronomical Society Meeting, January 2004 
  40. A Framework for Self-optimising, Fault-tolerant, High Performance Bulk Data Transfers in a Heterogeneous Grid Environment
    Tevfik Kosar, George Kola, and miron Livny
    In Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC 2003), Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 2003 
  41. Run-time Adaptation of Grid Data-placement Jobs
    George, Kola, Tevfik Kosar and Miron Livny
    In Proceedings of International Workshop on Adaptive Grid Middleware (AGridM 2003), New Orleans, LA , September 2003, in conjunction with PACT 2003 
  42. Managing eBusiness on Demand SLA Contracts in Business Terms Using the Cross-SLA Execution Manager SAM
    M. Buco, R. Chang, T. Kosar, L. Luan, S.U. Shah, C. Ward, J. Wolf, and P. Yu
    In Proceedings of 6th International Symp. on Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ISADS 2003), Pisa, Italy, April 2003 
  43. Playing inside the Black Box: Using Dynamic Instrumentation to create Security Holes
    B.P. Miller, M. Christodorescu, R. Iverson, T. Kosar, A. Mirgorodskii, and F. Popovici
    In Proceedings of Second Los Alamos Computer Science Institute Symposium, Santa Fe, NM, October 2001 

Book Chapters:

    1. End-to-end Dataflow Parallelism for Transfer Throughput Optimization 
      E. Yildirim and T. Kosar
      In Advancements in Internet Technologies: Trends and Issues, Editor: A. Pathan, M. Pathan, and H. Lee, IGI Global Publishers, August 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-6135-0111-5). 
    2. Coordination of Access to Large-scale Datasets in Distributed Environments 
      T. Kosar, A. Hutanu, J. McLaren and D. Thain
      In Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Existing Technology, and Deployment, Editors: A. Shoshani and D. Rotem, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Books, November 2009 (ISBN: 978-1-4200-6980-8) 
    3. Data-aware Distributed Batch Scheduling
      T. Kosar
      In Handbook of Research on Grid Technologies and Utility Computing: Concepts for Managing Large-Scale Applications, Editor: E.Udoh, Information Science Reference, May 2009 (ISBN: 978-1-60566-184-1) 
    4. Workflow Management in Condor
      P. Couvares, T. Kosar, A. Roy, J. Weber, and K. Wegner
      In Workflows for e-Science, Editors: I.Taylor, E.Deelman, D.Gannon, M.Shields, Springer Press, January 2007 (ISBN: 1-84628-519-4) 
    5. Data Placement in Widely Distributed Environments
      T. Kosar, S. Son, G. Kola, and M. Livny
      In Grid Computing: The New Frontier of High Performance Computing, Editor: L.Grandinetti, Elsevier Press, November 2005 (ISBN: 0-444-51999-8) 

 

Selected Abstracts/Short Papers/Posters:

    1. Integrating Multiclusters for Efficient Application Execution (poster)
      Z. Yun, Z. Lei, D. S. Katz, J. Ramanujam, G. Allen, T. Kosar, and S. Jha
      In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE/ACM Conference on Supercomputing (SC09), Portland, Oregon, USA. 
    2. Cross-Domain Metadata Management in Data Intensive Distributed Computing Environment (poster)
      X. Wang, I. Akturk, and T. Kosar
      In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2009), New Orleans, LA, August 2009 
    3. An Innovative Application Execution Toolkit for Multicluster Grids (poster)
      Z. Yun, Z. Lei, G. Allen, D. Katz, T. Kosar, S. Jha, and J. Ramanujam
      In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2009), New Orleans, LA, August 2009 
    4. Intermediate Gateway Service to Aggregate and Cache the I/O Operations into Distributed Storage Repositories (poster)
      M. Balman, I. Akturk, and T. Kosar
      In Proceedings of 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2009), San Francisco, CA, February 2009i 
    5. Grid Data Scheduling with Stork (abstract)
      T. Kosar
      In Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference, Oakland, CA, May 2008 
    6. Distributed Data Management with PetaShare (poster)
      M. Balman, I. Suslu, and T. Kosar
      In Proceedings of ACM SIGAPP 15th Mardi Gras Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, January 2008 
    7. From Micro- to Macro-processing: A Generic Data Management Model (poster)
      M. Balman and T. Kosar
      In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid2007), Austin, TX, September 2007 
    8. Grid-enabled Ensemble Inverse Modeling (poster)
      Z. Lei, G. Allen, T. Kosar, G. Qin, T. Tsai, X. Li, and C White
      In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid2007), Austin, TX, September 2007 

 

Selected Technical Reports:

 

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