Kartik Gopalan’s research interests span all aspects of experimental systems, including virtualization, distributed systems, wireless/wired networks, cloud computing and real-time systems. Some of his current research activities include virtualization of cluster resources; a testbed for wireless protocol development, emulation and modeling; multiple resource allocation and scheduling in real-time systems; and new approaches to control unwanted Internet traffic.
In 2009, Gopalan received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, the agency’s most prestigious program for young scientists and engineers. Gopalan’s work, including an algorithm that helps large-memory applications run efficiently on a network, has already generated commercial interest.
Gopalan, associate professor of computer science at Binghamton University, is also the director of the Operating Systems and Networks Lab (OSNET). He received his PhD in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and holds a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai and a bachelor’s degree from Delhi Institute of Technology.