US appointment for Deakin IT professor

18 June 2010

Professor Andrzej Goscinski, Chair in Computing at Deakin University, has been appointed Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the United States.

A history of the Institute says the Rensselaer School was established in Troy, New York, in 1824 “for the purpose of instructing persons ... in the application of science to the common purposes of life.” The Institute has been described as committed to being “among the world’s leading technological universities”.

Professor Goscinski said he was honoured by the appointment.

“To be invited to take up this position at Rensselaer is an honour and a great opportunity. As part of my appointment I will be collaborating with the Center for Pervasive Computing and Networking and on research activities that touch on my recent work in the area of cloud computing. Overall, I am looking forward to my time at Rensselaer being very fruitful,” he said.

Cloud computing can be described as when high performance computing services are provided from the Internet to multiple clients.

Specifically, the research of Professor Goscinski and his colleagues has been looking at ways cloud computing can be made more accessible, reliable and efficient. Recent papers have addressed issues of cloud security and also the development of a new technology to allow cloud computing clients to better identify groups of linked computers, or ‘clusters’.

“I am hoping that as well as outcomes such as joint publications and grant applications, my time at Rensselaer will also be an opportunity to set up research links that could potentially benefit other Deakin IT researchers and academics,” Professor Goscinski said.

Professor Goscinski’s appointment as visiting professor began on 1 June 2010 and runs through until 31 August 2010, with part of this time to be spent at Rensselaer.

News facts
  • Visiting professor appointment an honour
  • Opportunity to set up research links to benefit other Deakin IT researchers and academics

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18th June 2010