Manikandan Somasundaram

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Streaming movies over the Internet has become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to mailing DVDs to a customer. In this paper we investigate the environmental- and energy-related impacts of these two methods of movie content delivery. We compare the total energy consumed and the carbon footprint impact of these two delivery methods and(More)
Power-aware computing has caught the interest of researchers and users of all computing systems. In embedded systems and small devices, better management of energy translates into longer lasting and smaller batteries, which in turn implies smaller and lighter devices. In cloud, distributed, and high performance computing systems, better management of power(More)
Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is effectively used in healthcare to increase the value of the patient's life and also the value of healthcare services. The biosensor based approach in medical care system makes it difficult to respond to the patients with minimal response time. The medical care unit does not deploy the accessing of ubiquitous broadband(More)
To my parents. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank Ramesh Sitaraman and Prashant Shenoy, my thesis advisors, without whom I would not have received a doctorate. I am fortunate to have come in contact with many great teachers both inside and outside the department, making my time at Amherst an unforgettable experience. The town of Amherst itself has been a(More)
Information Technology (IT) has seen dramatic improvements in the recent past, and laid foundations in the area of Virtual Reality (VR) technology. VR applications have branched out into numerous domains from education and entertainment to critical applications like Healthcare enabling virtual surgery, telemedicine and further medical applications. One of(More)
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