Dr. Yelena Yesha is the Director of Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics and the site director of the Multicore Computational Center (MC2), and has been doing exciting research with cloud computing through the centers.

Dr. Yelena Yesha, Distinguished professor, is the Director of Center for Real Time Analytics (CARTA) and site Director of the Multicore Computational Center (MC2). As Director, Dr. Yesha oversees a research center comprised of unique multicore computation resources. Established in 2007, the center aims to apply its cutting-edge multicore computing facility to prototype challenging scientific and business applications. In addition, MC2 serves as an invaluable learning tool for students with an interest in high performance multi-core computing.

Through CARTA and MC2, Dr. Yesha has been working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a technology roadmap for the federal government for Cloud Computing. A revolutionary new technology, cloud computing centralizes information and massive compute resources in a “cloud” that can be made available on demand through the internet from any location. Currently, the team has developed ontologies and created a prototype cloud. Karuna Joshi, one of Dr. Yesha’s Ph.D. students and an IBM Fellow, explains that the team desires to automate the process by which someone can procure cloud services using semantic web technologies, which will allow data to be annotated with machine understandable meta-data, enabling their automated retrieval and usage in correct contexts.