Shantenu Jha

Associate Professor

ECE

Phone:(848) 445-8537
Fax:
Email:shantenu.jha@rutgers.edu
Office:CoRE 705
Website: http://radical.rutgers.edu/people/shantenu-jha/

Prof. Shantenu Jha is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, a member ofthe Graduate Faculty in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (UK), and a Visiting Scientist at University College London. Before moving to Rutgers, he was the lead for Cyberinfrastructure Research and Development at the CCT at Louisiana State University. His research interests lie at the triple point of Applied Computing, Cyberinfrastructure R&D and Computational Science. Shantenu is the PI of RADICAL and the lead investigator of RADICAL-Cybertools (including SAGA http://www.saga-project.org), which is a community standard and is part of the official middleware/software stack of most major Production Distributed Cyberinfrastructure — such as US NSF’s XSEDE and the European Grid Infrastructure. He hopes to play a part in the upcoming revolution at the interface of computing and health-science — global health and “personalized” medicine.

His current research has been funded by multiple NSF awards, US National Institute for Health (NIH), US Department of Energy (DoE), as well as the UK EPSRC (OMII-UK project and Research theme at the e-Science Institute). He is a recipient of a NSF CAREER award and has won several prestigious awards at ACM/IEEE Supercomputing and the International Supercomputing Series. He was awarded a Rutgers Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence. Jha is writing a book on “Abstractions for Distributed Applications and Systems: A Computational Science Perspective”.

Jha seeks fearless and revolutionary young minds to join the RADICAL (thinking) group! Away from work, he tries middle-distance running and biking, tends to be an economics-junky, enjoys reading and writing random musings and tries to use his copious amounts of free time with a conscience.

Education

Ph.D, Syracuse University, 2004
M.Sc, IIT Delhi, 1995

Honors

  • IEEE/ACM Grid 2010 Keynote Speaker, Brussels (October 2010)
  • IEEE/ACM Grid 2009 Best Paper Award
  • Performance Challenge Award, TeraGrid 2008
  • International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’08) Best Paper
  • CCT Director’s Award 2008
  • International Supercomputing Conference, Life Sciences Award ISC’06
  • HPC Analytics Challenge Award, IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2005.

Research Interests

  • High-Performance and Distributed Computing
  • Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering
  • Large-Scale Cyberinfrastructure for Science & Engineering

Selected Publications

Recent Journal Publications

 

Pilot-Abstractions for Data-Intensive Cloud Applications
Andre Luckow, Pradeep Mantha, Melissa Romanus, Shantenu Jha
2012
Computing and Concurrency: Practise and Experience (accepted, in press)
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Distributed Computing Practice for Large-Scale Science & Engineering Applications
Shantenu Jha, Murray Cole, Daniel S. Katz, Manish Parashar, Omer Rana, Jon Weissman
2012
Computing and Concurrency: Practise and Experience (in press)
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Dynamic Application Runtime Environment (DARE): A Standards-based Middleware Framework For Building Science Gateways
Sharath Maddineni, Joohyun Kim, Yaakoub el-Khamra, Shantenu Jha
2012
Journal of Grid Computing (in press)
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Recent Conference and Workshop Papers

A Framework for Flexible and Scalable Replica-Exchange on Production Distributed CI
Brian K. Radak, Melissa Romanus, Emilio Gallicchio, Tai-Sung Lee, Ole Weidner, Nan-Jie Deng, Peng He, Wei Dai, Darrin M. York, Ronald M. Levy, Shantenu Jha
Proceedings of the Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Gateway to Discovery, 2013
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Scalable Online Comparative Genomics of Mononucleosomes: A BigJob
Jack Smith, Melissa Romanus, James Solow, Pradeep Kumar Mantha, Yaakoub El Khamra, Thomas C. Bishop, Shantenu Jha
Proceedings of the Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Gateway to Discovery, 2013
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Exploring Dynamic Enactment of Scientific Workflows using Pilot-Abstractions
Mark Santcroos, Barbera DC van Schaik, Shayan Shahand, Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga, Andre Luckow, Shantenu Jha
13th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, 2013
[pdf] [bib] : ccgrid13-pilotdata
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P*: A Model of Pilot-Abstractions
Andre Luckow, Mark Santcroos, Ole Weidner, Andre Merzky, Pradeep Mantha, Shantenu Jha
8th IEEE International Conference on e-Science 2012, 2012
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Pilot abstractions for compute, data, and network
Mark Santcroos, Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga, Daniel S. Katz, Shantenu Jha
2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on E-Science, 2012
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Pilot-MapReduce: an extensible and flexible MapReduce implementation for distributed data
Pradeep Kumar Mantha, Andre Luckow, Shantenu Jha
Proceedings of third international workshop on MapReduce and its Applications, 2012
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Understanding MapReduce-based Next-Generation Sequencing Alignment on Distributed Cyberinfrastructure
Pradeep Mantha, Nayong Kim, Joohyun Kim, Andre Luckow, Shantenu Jha
3rd International Workshop on Emerging Methods in Computational Life Sciences, Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing, HPDC’12, June 2012
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Towards a common model for pilot-jobs
Andre Luckow, Mark Santcroos, Ole Weidner, Andre Merzky, Sharath Maddineni, Shantenu Jha
Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing,HPDC’12, June 2012
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Running many Molecular Dynamics Simulations on many Supercomputers
Rajib Mukherjee, Abhinav Thota, Hideki Fujioka, Thomas C. Bishop, Shantenu Jha
Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the Campus and Beyond, 2012
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The Anatomy of Successful ECSS Projects: Lessons of supporting High-Throughput High-Performance Ensembles on XSEDE
Melissa Romanus, Pradeep Kumar Mantha, Matt McKenzie, Thomas C. Bishop, Emilio Gallichio, Andre Merzky, Yaakoub El Khamra, Shantenu Jha
Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the Campus and Beyond, 2012
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