Abhishek B. Sharma

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Many applications are enabled by the ability to capture videos on a smartphone and to have these videos uploaded to an Internet-connected server. This capability requires the transfer of large volumes of data from the phone to the infrastructure. Smartphones have multiple wireless interfaces -- 3G/EDGE and WiFi -- for data transfer, but there is(More)
Various sensor network measurement studies have reported instances of transient faults in sensor readings. In this work, we seek to answer a simple question: How often are such faults observed in real deployments? We focus on three types of transient faults, caused by faulty sensor readings that appear abnormal. To understand the prevalence of such(More)
Abstract—In this work we focus on a stochastic optimization based approach to make distributed routing and server management decisions in the context of large-scale, geographically distributed data centers, which offers significant potential for exploring power cost reductions. Our approach considers such decisions at different time scales and offers(More)
Various sensor network measurement studies have reported instances of transient faults in sensor readings. In this work, we seek to answer a simple question: How often are such faults observed in real deployments? To do this, we first explore and characterize three qualitatively different classes of fault detection methods. Rule-based methods leverage(More)
•radically change the economics of building large knowledge bases •provide a platform for cognitive simulations of larger-scale phenomena •Learning Reader learns by reading simplified language texts •Manages syntactic complexity •Unconstrained vocabulary, unlike controlled languages •Learning Reader combines •Natural language processing •A large-scale(More)
Cloud operators increasingly need more and more finegrained rules to better control individual network flows for various traffic management policies. In this paper, we explore automated rule management in the context of a system called vCRIB (a virtual Cloud Rule Information Base), which provides the abstraction of a centralized rule repository. The(More)
This paper considers a stochastic optimization approach for job scheduling and server management in large-scale, geographically distributed data centers. Randomly arriving jobs are routed to a choice of servers. The number of active servers depends on server activation decisions that are updated at a slow time scale, and the service rates of the servers are(More)
Modeling system performance and workload characteristics has become essential for efficiently provisioning Internet services and for accurately predicting future resource requirements on anticipated workloads. The accuracy of these models benefits substantially by differentiating among categories of requests based on their resource usage characteristics.(More)
Recent advances in sensing and communication technologies enable us to collect round-the-clock monitoring data from a wide-array of distributed systems including data centers, manufacturing plants, transportation networks, automobiles, etc. Often this data is in the form of time series collected from multiple sensors (hardware as well as software based).(More)
CONTEXT Unresectable pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis. Palliative surgery and chemo-radiotherapy have not produced significant improvement in survival. We evaluated the safety and the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation for cytoreduction of unresectable tumors of the pancreas. CASE REPORT Radiofrequency ablation was performed in three patients(More)