Keynote Speaker

Kate Keahey

Kate Keahey is a fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and works as a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory Computation Institute. She is the creator of Nimbus, an open source toolkit for turning a cluster into an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud, primarily targeted at making IaaS available to researchers and scientists. Her past positions included being a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. More information about Kate and her work is available at www.mcs.anl.gov/~keahey and www.nimbusproject.org.

Paolo Romano

Paolo Romano has a Master degree (2002) summa cum laude in Computer Engineering by the Rome University “Tor Vergata”, and obtained a PhD in Computer and Systems Engineering (2007) by the Rome University “Sapienza”. Since 2002 to 2008 he has been a member of the Distributed Systems Group at the Department of Computers and Systems Science of Rome University “Sapienza”, where he served as an associate researcher and as a lecturer for graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of Distributed Systems, Capacity Planning, Computer Architecture and Object Oriented Programming.
Since 2008 he is a senior researcher at INESC-ID, working on cloud computing, parallel programming, transactional data management, self-optimization of large scale distributed systems.
In these areas he has published more than 50 papers (receiving two best paper awards), serves regularly as a reviewer for prestigious international conferences and journals, and is coordinating several national and European projects (Cloud-TM, Aristos and Euro-TM).