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Peter A Dinda
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Peter A Dinda

About Me

Experimental computer systems, broadly construed, presently including: virtualization, empathic systems, distributed and parallel systems, languages and programming systems for parallel, distributed and sensor network computing, and performance analysis
Peter Dinda is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University, and head of its Computer Engineering and Systems division, which includes 17 faculty members. He holds a B.S. in electrical

At the highest level of abstraction, our goal is to learn how to deliver arbitrary amounts of computational power to ordinary people. To us, "ordinary people" implies interactive applications and "arbitrary amounts of computational power" implies distributed computing resources. A distributed interactive application must dynamically adapt its behavior to maintain a consistent, responsive, and pleasurable experience for its users at a reasonable cost.

Our research seeks to answer the following four questions:

  • How do we build adaptive distributed interactive applications effectively?
  • How does the demand for resources in these applications vary over time?
  • How does the supply of resources vary over time?
  • How can we use the adaptation mechanisms exposed by an application to match its resource demand with resource supply?
Academic Faculty
CS - Computer Science
CE - Computer Engineering


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