1998 Distinguished Alumnus
Dr. Subhash Agrawal
Ph.D. 1983, Computer Science
Dr. Subhash Agrawal is Vice President of Research and Development at BMC Software. Dr. Agrawal has been active in the computer performance evaluation world since 1981. He has led the development of performance measurement, analysis, and prediction tools and techniques of a wide range of systems, networks, and applications: MVS, VM, OpenVMS, AS/100, UNIX, SNA, NT, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, etc. and majority of his work is embedded in various BEST/1 products.
In his book “Metamodeling: A Study of Approximations in Queueing Networks”, he provided a very practical and straight-forward model for developing and analyzing performance models of real computer systems. His paper on measurement and analysis of CPU times in UNIX received the Best Paper award at CMG’96.
Dr. Agrawal has played a pioneering role in bringing performance management solutions to non-mainframe systems. He was founding chairperson of the CMG-D (Digital) subgroup of CMG and has actively worked with the CMG-PMWG. He has presented many papers at CMG, Uniforum, DECUS, COMMON, ACM SIGMETRICS, and IEEE conferences.
Dr. Agrawal received his BE (Honors) in Electronic Engineering from UITS, Pilani, India in 1979, M.S. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1980 and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1983.