• Future of computing
  • Large-scale software engineering (Cloud Data Centers)
  • Market-oriented resource allocation and application scheduling
  • Parallel and distributed computing: especially high performance computing on networked systems (e-Science, e-Research, IT Applications)
  • Service level agreements based data centres management
  • Service-oriented architecture for scientific and business applications (Internet Computing)
  • Software Defined Systems and Fog Computing
  • To advance the state-of-the-art in Internet-based Distributed Computing Systems (Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, Distributed Systems, High Performance Computing, Operating Systems, Distributed Computing, Utility Computing)



  • Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and
    Software Engineering, Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council,
    and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS)
    Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving
    as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University,
    commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over
    525 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud
    Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan
    Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He
    also edited several books including "Cloud Computing: Principles and
    Paradigms" (Wiley Press, USA, Feb 2011). He is one of the highly cited
    authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide
    (h-index=99, g-index=209, 46500+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search
    Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both
    field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and
    Parallel Computing. "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing
    Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited
    (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud

    Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr.
    Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several
    academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around
    the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key
    community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE
    Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences.
    These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are
    recognized through the awa   


Member of

  • Advanced Computing and Communication Society (ACCS). Life Member of ACCS 1999 -
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Senior Member of ACM 1999 -
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Senior Member of IEEE 1999 -
  • IEEE Computer Society. Senior Member of IEEECS 1999 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2012-2014: M. Palaniswami and R. Buyya, 'Creating a smart city through internet of things', ARC Linkage Project with Arup Pty Ltd and City of Melbourne, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $350K   


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2002
  • MEng, Bangalore University 1995
  • BEng, University of Mysore 1992

Awards and honors

  • Bharath Nirman Award, 2016
  • Mahatma Gandhi Award, 2016
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2015
  • Aneka Software - 2010 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award in the field of Cloud Management Platforms, Frost & Sullivan, 2010
  • 2010 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, 2010
  • Best Paper Award at the 32nd Australasian Computer Science Conference, Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE), Australia and New Zealand, 2009
  • 2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing, IEEE Computer Society (USA), 2009
  • 2009 Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Communications Society, 2009
  • Excellence in Research Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to R&D in computer science, The University of Melbourne, 2009
  • 2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing, IEEE Computer Society/Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, 2009
  • Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution 2008, Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE), 2008
  • Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Computer Society (USA), 2008
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications 2008, 2008
  • Vice Chancellor's Knowledge Transfer Excellence (Commendation) Award, The University of Melbourne, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on eScience and Grid Computing 2007, 2007
  • GATE Fellowship, University Grant Commission (UGC), India, 2005
  • Contributions and Leadership Award, 7th International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2000), 2000
  • Richard Merwin Scholarship Award, IEEE Computer Society, USA, 2000
  • Dharma Ratnakara Memorial Trust, Mysore, India, 1992



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Market-Oriented Computing
    Utility Computing
    Cloud Computing
    Fog Computing
    Distributed Systems
    High-Performance Computing
    Software-Defined Systems
    Network-based Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
    Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems
    Internet-scale Service-Oriented Software Engineering
    Software Engineering for Internet-Scale Systems