Optical fiber networking, computer system architecture, dependable computing and networking systems, critical infrastructure modeling
Core Research Area: Computing and networking systems
Strategic Research Areas: Cyber infrastructure; energy infrastructure
Avirneni, N. D. P., V. Subramanian, and A. K. Somani. Low Overhead Soft Error Mitigation Techniques for High-Performance and Aggressive Systems. In Proc. of Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium at the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks , Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal, June 29-July 2, 2009: 185-194..
Balasubramanian, S. and A. K. Somani. Dynamic Survivable Network Design for Path Level Traffic Grooming in WDM Optical Networks. Journal of Networking 7, no. 8, (2008): 759-782.
Gupta, R., V. Sekhri, and A. K. Somani. CompuP2P: An Architecture for Internet Computing Using Peer-to-Peer Networks. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 17, no. 11, (2006): 1306-1320.
A. K. Somani, M. Mina, and L. Li. On Trading Wavelengths with Fibers: A Cost-Performance Based Study. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 12, no. 5, (2004): 944-951.
Ramasubramanian, S. and A. K. Somani. Analysis of Optical Networks with Heterogeneous Grooming Architectures. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 12, no. 5, (2004): 931-943.
ExxonMobil Corporation is establishing a new research program - called the ExxonMobil Biofuels Program - at Iowa State University. The program will initially support two research projects related to the fast pyrolysis of biomass, where biomass is rapidly heated without oxygen to produce bio-oil. The bio-oil can then upgraded into transportation fuels.