Professor and Associate Dean

Office: Room 302 CS Building
Email: shenoy [at]
Phone: (413) 577 0850

Address: 140 Governors Drive, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

Admin: Karren Sacco, Room 300 CS Building, Ph: (413) 577 0292


I am a Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst. My research interests lie broadly in distributed systems and networking. I head the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Software here at UMass where we focus on building systems and understand them through modeling, analysis and experimentation. I also direct the newly established Center for Smart and Connected Society (CS2) at UMass.


Honors and Awards

Recent News

  • Apr 2018: PC Co-Chair for ACM/IEEE IoTDI Conference at 2019 CPS Week
  • Apr 2018: Joined Editorial Board of ACM Transactions on IoT (ACM TIOT).
  • Mar 2018: Distinguished lecture at Colorado State
  • Feb 2018: Chair for new ACM Emerging Interest Group on Energy (ACM EIG-Energy)
  • Nov 2017: Elected as AAAS Fellow 2018
  • Nov 2017: ACM Buildsys'17 paper was best paper finalist
  • Oct 2017: Received IoBT Center Grant from Army Research Labs
  • Sept 2017: Chosen as Fulbright Specialist Scholar
  • Sept 2017: Co-chaired ACM APSys
  • June 2017: Ahmed Aley joins as post-doc
  • Apr 2016: Our 2005 Sigmetrics paper won the 2016 ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time award.

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I am an experimental Computer Scientist with a focus on distributed systems and networking. My current research projects focus on cloud computing, green computing, and energy informatics. I also maintain broad interests in operating systems and virtualization, storage and data management, IoT and sensor networks, mobile and multimedia computing, and Internet-scale systems.

Publications and Recent Talks

Research group: Laboratory for Advanced Systems Software

I maintain the UMass Trace Repository, UMass CS Weather Station, BenchLab, Smart* Dataset.

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I have become more selective in my external professional service due to my internal role as Associate Dean.

I am serving on the Program Committee of Eurosys 2018 and ICDCS 2018 (Edge computing track). I recently co-chaired ACM APSys 2017. Previously, I have served as Program Chair or General Chair for fourteen conferences and workshops. Here is a list of conferences I have chaired.

I have served or am serving on the editorial boards of ACM Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS), ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Springer Multimedia Systems, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, PeerJ Computer Science. I serve on the Steering Committee of ACM e-Energy and have previously served on the Steering Committee of ACM BuildSys and IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing.