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Prof. Lakshmish Ramaswamy

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
The University of Georgia
542 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, GA 30602

Email: laks[AT]cs[dot]uga[dot]edu
Phone: (706) 542-2737
Fax: (706) 542-2966

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Brief Bio

Dr. Lakshmish Ramaswamy is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Georgia. He directs the Data Intensive Pervasive Systems Lab. Dr. Ramaswamy's research interests include Data Intensive Systems, Pervasive Systems, Overlay Networks, World Wide Web, Opportunistic Networks and Information Security, Privacy and Trust. He received the best paper award at the CoopIS-2010 conference for his research on cooperative mashup execution. He also received the best paper award at the WWW-2004 conference and the Pat Goldberg best paper award for the work on dynamic web content caching and delivery. Dr. Ramaswamy obtained PhD from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also has a MS degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

News and Announcements
  • I have received a NSF grant for building Cloud-based Big Data Techniques for Federated Internet of Things.
  • I will be serving as guest editor for special issues in MONET, COSE and IJCS journals.
Research Projects

Current Projects
  • Data Quality-Aware Sensor Service Clouds (Sponsored by NSF)
  • Distributed indexing and querying of large graphs
  • Enhancing Quality and Trust in Collaboartive Information Systems
  • Scalability and Performance of Web 2.0 Applications
Past Projects
  • Attacks and Defenses in Denial of Information (Sponsored by NSF Trustworthy Computing)
  • Lightweight Continuous Queries in P2P Overlays
  • Edge Cache Grid for Scalable Content Delivery
  • Automatic Fragment Detection in Dynamic Web Pages
  • Connectivity-based Distributed Node Clustering
  • Countering Free Riding in P2P Systems

In Spring 2014, I am teaching the Distributed Computing Systems (CSCI 4780/6780) course and a first year odyssey seminar titled "The What, Why and How of Online Social Media: A Computer Science Perspective. A complete list of the courses that I have taught at UGA is available here.


I often serve on the program committees of conferences such as ICDCS, CoopIS, ICWS and CollaborateCom. More information on my professional services is available here.


Neda Abolhassani (PhD Ongoing)
Amir Abdolrashidi (PhD Ongoing)
Vinay Kumar Boddula (PhD, Ongoing)
Arash Fard (PhD Ongoing -- Joint with Prof. John Miller)
Victor Lawson (PhD, Ongoing)
Phani Rohit Mullangi (PhD, Ongoing)
Micheal Scott (PhD, Ongoing)
Sarabpreet Kaur Dhillon (MS, Ongoing)
Siva Venkat Gogineni (MS, Ongoing)
Abhishek Kothari (MS, Ongoing)
David Seamus Narron (MS, Ongoing)
Satya Vikas Manda (MS, Ongoing)

Dr. Jianxia Chen (PhD, Summer 2011, Currently employed at VMWare)
Dr. Osama Al-Haj Hassan (PhD, Summer 2010, Currently Assistant Professor at Al-Isra University, Amman, Jordan)
Gowtham Penematsa (MS, Fall 2013)
Chinmay Murugkar (MS, Summer 2013)
Venkata Sriram Akella (MS Spring 2013)
Akshay Choche (MS, Spring 2013)
Deepika Sethi (MS, 2012)
Raga Sowmya Tummalapenta (MS 2012)
Aniruddha Jagalpure (MS, 2012)
Kishor Mahajan (MS, 2011)
Piyush Parate (MS, 2009)
Sujeeth Thirumalai (MS, 2007)