Eitan Bachmat - COLLOQUIUM LECTURE - RESCHEDULED
Tuesday, 14.5.2019, 14:30
Advisor: Ben-Gurion University
We will consider the SITA server farm scheduling policies which were
introduced and studied by Harchol-Balter and her collaborators. In
particular we will discuss a recent INFOCOM17 paper of Doncel, Aalto
and Ayesta and relate one of the tables there to the work of Riemann
on the functional equation of the zeta function. We will also consider
certain disk drive scheduling problems (travelling salesman on a disk drive)
and then relate it to space-time geometry and in particular to gravitational
lensing for positive mass particles.
Finally we will relate, via airplane boarding, the disk scheduling
problem with server farm scheduling.
Eitan Bachmat received his PhD in mathematics from M.I.T. and is
currently a professor of computer science at Ben-Gurion University.
Eitan works on problems in the areas of Storage Systems, Performance
analysis, Systems engineering, Operations research, Autism, Personalized
Medicine and Digital healthcare, using techniques from Physics,
Mathematics and Computer Science. He is an expert on airplane boarding
and express line queues and how they relate to relativity theory and
number theory respectively. Eitan also works closely with industry and
various organizations on diverse applications and holds 38 patents.
Refreshments will be served from 14:15
Lecture starts at 14:30