Nasro Min Allah

Nasro Min Allah
  • Position: Visiting Scientist
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  • Email: nasar@csail.mit.edu
  • Areas of Study: Pipeline Parallelism, Chromatic Scheduling, Reliable Computing and Real-time Systems.
  • Last Update: February 18, 2014
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Biography

Dr. Nasro Min-Allah is a Visiting Scientist at  MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and a Visiting Faculty at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) of MIT since 2012. He obtained a PhD in Real-time & Embedded Systems from the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS), P.R China in 2008. He received his Undergraduate and Master degrees in Electronics and Information Technology in 1998 and 2001 respectively from Quaid-i-Azam University and Hamdard University, Pakistan. He has been enjoying a distinguished carrier both in research and academics. He is the author of 42 research articles and book chapters published in ranking conferences, impact factor journals and book series such as Springer, Elsevier, and John Wiley & Sons etc.  His research interests include software pipelining, chromatic scheduling, reliable computing and real-time systems.

He is also the Director of Gree n Computing and Communication Lab and  has been actively involved with famous research centers around the globe such as CSAIL at MIT,  Real-Time Research Group at University of York, the Green Computing and Communications Laboratory (NDSU, USA), and the Embedded Systems Research Group at Chinese Academy of Sciences etc.  In 2009-12, he served COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT, Pakistan) as head of the Department of Computer Science, CIIT Islamabad Campus. He assisted CIIT in developing international linkages with North Dakota State University (NDSU, USA) and University of Malaysia (UM, Malaysia). Under these initiatives CIIT has made arrangements for placing hundreds of its faculty members/students in top institutions of higher studies abroad. He is also the winner of following three most prestigious awards: i)-CIIT Golden Medallion for Innovation (CIMI, cash: PKR 100,000) in 2009, ii)- Winner of the Best Mobile Innovation in Pakistan (BMIP, cash: $10,000) in year 2010, and iii) recipient of the Best University Teacher Award from the Government of Pakistan in 2011.

Publications

Nasro Min-Allah, Xing Jiansheng, Wang Yongji, Utilization Bound for Periodic Task Set with Composite-Deadline, Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, (36) 6, pp. 1101-1109,  2010.

Nasro Min-Allah, Samee Ullah Khan, Wang Youngji, Optimal Task Execution Times for Periodic Tasks Using Nonlinear Constrained Optimization, Journal of Supercomputing, pp. 1-19, 2010.

Sameee Ullah Khan, Nasro Min-Allah, A Goal Programming Based Energy Efficient Resource Allocation in Data Centers, Journals of Supercomputing, 61(3), pp. 502-519 , 2012. Impact Factor: 0.578 (2011)

Nasro Min-Allah, Samee Ullah Khan, A Hybrid Test for Faster Feasibility Analysis  of Periodic Tasks, IJICIC, Vol.7, No.9, pp. 5689-98, 2011. Impact Factor: 2.9 (2009)

Rehan Ali Shah, Saeed Islam, Ishtiaq Ali, Nasro Min-Allah,  Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Solutions of Couette and Poiseuille Flows of a Third Grade Fluid with Heat Transfer Analysis, Int. J. Non-Lin. Science and Simulations, pp.389-400, 2010. Impact Factor: 5.09 (2009)

Nasro Min-Allah,  Wang Yong-Ji,  Xing Jian-Sheng, Wasif Nisar,  Asad Kazmi, Towards Dynamic Voltage Scaling in Real-Time Systems – A Survey, International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering Systems, 1(2), pp. 93-103, 2007.

Nasro Min-Allah, Samee Ullah Khan, Nasir Ghani, Juan Li, Lizhe Wang, and Pascal Bouvry, A Comparative Study of Rate Monotonic Schedulability Tests, Journals of Supercomputing,  59(3), pp. 1120-1138, 2012.  Impact Factor: 0.578 (2011)

G. L. Valentini, W. Lassonde, S. U. Khan, N. Min-Allah, S. A. Madani, J. Li, L. Zhang, L. Wang, N. Ghani, J. Kolodziej, H. Li, A. Y. Zomaya, and P. Bouvry, An Overview of Energy Efficiency Techniques in Cluster Computing Systems, Cluster Computing, DOI 10.1007/s10586-011-0171-x2011. Impact Factor: 0.679 (2010)

Nasro Min-Allah, Hameed Hussain, Samee Ullah Khan, Albert Y. Zomaya, Power Efficient Rate Monotonic Scheduling for Multi-core Systems, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 72(1), pp. 48-57,  2011. Impact Factor: 1.078 (2010)

S. Liu, K. Bilal, S. U. Khan, H. Li, N. Min-Allah, J. Li, N. Ghani, P. Bouvry, and S. Madani, "Heuristics-based Nominal Channels Allocation in Cellular Networks," in 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2010.

A. Vosoughi, K. Bilal, S. U. Khan, N. Min-Allah, J. Li, N. Ghani, P. Bouvry, and S. Madani, "A Multidimensional Robust Greedy Algorithm for Resource Path Finding in Large-Scale Distributed Networks," in 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2010.

J. Kolodziej, S. U. Khan, L. Wang, N. Min-Allah, S. A. Madani, N. Ghani, and H. Li, "An Application of Markov Jump Process Model for Activity-Based Indoor Mobility Prediction in Wireless Networks," in 8th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2011.

J. Li, S. U. Khan, Q, Li, N. Ghani, N. Min-Allah, P. Bouvry, and W. Zhang, Efficient Data Sharing over Large-Scale Distributed Communities, in Intelligent Decision Systems in Large-Scale Distributed Environments, P. Bouvry, H. Gonzalez-Velez, and J. Kolodziej, Eds., Springer, New York, NY, USA, ISBN 978-3-642-21270-3, Chapter 7, pp. 149-164, 2011.

P. Lindberg, J. Leingang, D. Lysaker, K. Bilal, S. U. Khan, P. Bouvry, N. Ghani, N. Min-Allah, and J. Li, Comparison and Analysis of Greedy Energy-Efficient Scheduling Algorithms for Computational Grids, in Energy Aware Distributed Computing Systems, A. Zomaya and Y.-C. Lee, Eds., John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA. (Forthcoming.)

N. Min-Allah, S. U. Khan, W. Youngji, J. Kolodziej, and N. Ghani, "Determining the Optimal Task Execution Times for Periodic Tasks Using Nonlinear Constrained Optimization" in Scalable Computing and Communications: Theory and Practice, S. U. Khan, L. Wang, and A. Y. Zomaya,
Eds., John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA, ISBN: 978-1-1181-6265-1, Chapter 19.

Feng Xu, N Ghani, S.U  Khan, N. Min-Allah,  Diverse Routing in Multi-Domain Optical Networks With Correlated and Probabilistic Multi-Failures,  In international workshop on  New Trends in Optical Network Survivability, 2012.
Oscar Diaz, Feng Xu, Nasro Min-Allah, Mahmoud Khodeir, Min Peng, Samee Khan, Nasir Ghani, Network Survivability for Multiple Probabilistic Failures, IEEE Communications Letters 16(8): 1320-1323 (2012)

Joanna Kolodziej, Khizar Hayat, Sajjad Madani, Samee Khan, Limin  Zhang, Lizhe  Wang ,Dan Chen, Kashif Bilal, Nasro Min-Allah, A Comparative Study of Data Center Network Architectures, 26th European Conference on Modeling and Simulation, ECMS 2012, Germany.
Kashif Bilal, Samee Khan Nasro-Min-Allah, Sajjad Madani, Khizar Hayat, Majid I. Khan, Joanna Kolodziej, Lizhe Wang, Sherali Zeadally, A Survey on Green Communications using Adaptive Link Rate,  Journal of Cluster Computing, DOI 10.1007/s10586-012-0225-8. Impact Factor: 0.679 (2010)

O. Diaz, F. Xu, N. Min-Allah, M. Peng, S. Khan, N. Ghani, Network Survivability for Multiple Probabilistic Failures, IEEE Communications Letters, 16(8)
pp. 1320 – 1323. Impact Factor: 1.14(2011)
Osama Khalid, Samee Khan, Nasro-Min-Allah, Sajjad Madani, Khizar Hayat, Majid I. Khan, Joanna Kolodziej, Lizhe Wang, Sherali Zeadally, Comparative Study of Trust and Reputation Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks, Journal of Security and Communication Networks, DOI: 10.1002/sec.597. Impact Factor: 0.356

J. Kolodziej, S.U. Khan, L. Wang, A Byrski, N Min-Allah and S.A. Madani, Hierarchical Genetic-based Grid Scheduling with Energy Optimization, Cluster Computing, DOI 10.1007/s10586-012-0226-7. Impact Factor: 0.679 (2010)

Jingzheng Wu, Liping Ding, Yuqi Lin, Nasro Min-Allah, Yongji Wang, XEN: A New Method to Mitigate Timing Channel in Cloud Computing, 5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, IEEE CLOUD 2012, 678 – 685, 2012.

Kashif Bilal, S.U. Khan, N Min-Allah and S.A. Madani, Quantitative Comparisons of the State of the Art Data Center Architectures, Accepted for publication in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

Nasro Min-Allah, Samee Ullah Khan, Xiuli Wang, Albert Y. Zomay, Lowest Priority First Based Feasibility Analysis of Real-time Systems, Accepted for publication in Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.

Kaile Liang, Hamed Alazemi, Nasro Min-Allah, Min Peng, Nasir Ghani, An Optimization Approach for Multi-Domain Optical Network Provisioning, to appear in IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2013.

H. Hussain, S. U. R. Malik, A. Hameed, S. U. Khan, G. Bickler, N. Min-Allah, M. B. Qureshi, L. Zhang, W. Yongji, N. Ghani, J. Kolodziej, A. Y. Zomaya, C.-Z. Xu, P. Balaji, A. Vishnu, F. Pinel, J. E. Pecero, D. Kliazovich, P. Bouvry, H. Li, L. Wang, D. Chen, and A. Rayes, A Survey on Resource Allocation in High Performance Distributed Computing Systems, Parallel Computing. (Forthcoming), 2014.

Jingzheng Wu, Liping Ding,Yanjun Wu, Nasro Min-Allah, Samee U. Khan,  Yongji Wang,  C2  Detector: A Covert Channel Detection Framework in Cloud Computing, Accepted for publication in Security and Communication Networks, 2013.