The agenda for the seminar this week is listed below:

Speaker: Dr. Sukhpal Singh Gill

Title: Holistic Resource Management for Sustainable and Reliable Cloud Computing: An Innovative Solution to Global Challenge


Minimizing the energy consumption of servers within cloud computing systems is of utmost importance to cloud providers towards reducing operational costs and enhancing service sustainability by consolidating services onto fewer active servers. Moreover, providers must also provision high levels of availability and reliability, hence cloud services are frequently replicated across servers that subsequently increases server energy consumption and resource overhead. These two objectives can present a potential conflict within cloud resource management decision making that must balance between service consolidation and replication to minimize energy consumption whilst maximizing server availability and reliability, respectively. In this talk, I shall discuss a cuckoo optimization-based energy-reliability aware resource scheduling technique for holistic management of cloud computing resources including servers, networks, storage, and cooling systems. This technique clusters and executes heterogeneous workloads on provisioned cloud resources and enhances the energy-efficiency and reduces the carbon footprint in datacenters without adversely affecting cloud service reliability


Sukhpal Singh Gill is a Lecturer in Cloud Computing at School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Queen Mary University of London, UK. Prior to this, Dr. Gill has held positions as a Research Associate at the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK and also as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Gill was a research visor at Monash University, University of Manitoba and Imperial College London. He was a recipient of several awards, including the Distinguished Reviewer Award from Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley), 2018, and served as the PC member for venues such as UCC, SE-CLOUD, ICCCN, ICDICT and SCES. His one review paper has been nominated and selected for the ACM 21st annual Best of Computing Notable Books and Articles as one of the notable items published in computing – 2016. He has published more than 50 papers as a leading author in highly ranked journals and conferences with H-index 18. His research interests include Cloud Computing, Fog Computing, Software Engineering, Internet of Things and Big Data. For further information on Dr. Gill, please visit:

Venue: Eng 3.24 (Engineering Building)

Time and Date: 2 to 3 PM, Wednesday, 16th October 2019.

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Seminar by Dr. Sukhpal Singh Gill