Professor of Computer Sciences (1988)
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Purdue University, 1974.
Professor Bhargava's research involves both theoretical and experimental studies in transaction processing in distributed systems. He is currently developing algorithms for adaptability to failures in distributed systems. His research group has implemented a robust and adaptable distributed database system called RAID to conduct experiments in replication control, checkpointing, and communications. He has conducted experiments in large scale distributed systems, communications, and overheads in implementing object support on top of the relational model. Additional experiments are underway to investigate the infrastructure that is needed to dynamically reconfigure the system to meet performance and reliability requirements. The relationship between operating systems and database systems is also a focus of the experimental work.
Professor Bhargava is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. In the 1988 IEEE Data Engineering conference, he and John Riedl received the best paper award for their work on "A Model for Adaptable Systems for Transaction Processing." Professor Bhargava has served on the IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, and the Usenix Symposium on Experiences with Building Distributed (and Multiprocessor) Systems. He is the executive vice-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing. Professor Bhargava is a fellow of IEEE.
Projects: Digital Libraries, Distributed Database Systems Research (RAID Project), Distributed Object-Oriented Database Research, Mobile Computing, Multimedia Database Research, Adaptable Video Conferencing Systems
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CS Annual Report - 19 APR 1996