Dr. Krishna Kant

Dr. Krishna Kant is currently a Research Professor at the Center for Secure Information Systems at  George Mason University, Fairfax VA.  He is also serving as a program director in the Computer and Network Division (CNS) at the National Science Foundation.  At NSF, he runs the Computer Systems Research (CSR) program and is actively involved in driving the NSF wide SEES (Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability) program.  His current areas of research include robustness in the Internet, cloud computing security, and sustainable computing. He carries 30 years of combined experience in academia, industry, and government. He has published in a wide variety of areas in computer science including fault tolerant computing, traffic characterization, telecommunication systems, architectural modeling, Internet routing and name resolution, and data center management, among others.  He has authored a graduate textbook on performance modeling of computer systems.  He received his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from University of Texas at Dallas.  He has since held positions at Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Bell Labs, Bellcore (Telcordia), Intel, NSF, and GMU.