April 25-29, 2016

Speaker Details

Paul Rad

Paul Rad (High performance Cloud Group Chair at Cloud Advisory Council) received his first B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology in Computer Engineering in 1994. He received his master in computer science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 1999. Currently, he is the Chief Research Officer and Assistant Director of Open Cloud Institute (OCI) at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA. He has advised over 200 companies on virtualization and cloud computing and he has over 70 industry and academic technical publications. He holds 12 US patents on clustering, virtualization, cloud computing and big data analytics with over 200 citations by top 100 leading technology companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Amazon Technologies, HP, and VMware. 

In 2014, he founded the Cloud and BigData Laboratory at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA as the first Open Compute Project (OCP) Certification Laboratory in the North America. In 2015, he co-founded the Open Cloud Institute where he also leads the industry and academic research cooperation at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA. He is currently involved in research on cloud computing architecture and cloud federation, big data analytics architecture, image processing & machine learning, hyper-scale computing, container clustering and micro-service application architectures for cloud native apps.