Ravishankar K. Iyer

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
255 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Reliable and secure systems - Fault tolerance and reliability

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Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, 1977

Biography

Ravishankar Iyer is the George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), and the Department of Computer Science and serves as Chief Scientist of the Information Trust Institute and is affiliate faculty of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois. Iyer has led several large successful projects funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and industry. He currently co-leads the CompGen Initiative at Illinois. Funded by NSF and partnering with industry leaders, hospitals, and research laboratories, CompGen aims to build a new computational platform to address both accuracy and performance issues for a range of genomics applications. Professor Iyer is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has received several awards, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Information Systems Award, the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, and the 2011 Outstanding Contributions award by the Association of Computing Machinery—Special Interest Group on Security for his fundamental and far-reaching contributions in secure and dependable computing. Professor Iyer is also the recipient of the degree of Doctor Honaris Causa from Toulouse Sabatier University in France.

Academic Positions

  • Founder and Chief Scientist, Armored Computing, Inc.
  • Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Faculty in Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health Research Theme, 2015 - present
  • NCSA CyberSecurity Division Faculty Advisor, 2015 - present
  • NCSA Affiliate Faculty - 2015, present
  • Chief Scientist, Information Trust Institute 2004, present
  • George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, 1998-present

Research Interests

  • Reliable and secure networks and systems, Measurement and modeling, Dependability and security validation and benchmarking, reliable biomedical monitoring, computing for genomics research.

Research Areas

  • Computer security, privacy, and information trust
  • Fault tolerance and reliability
  • Networking and distributed computing
  • System modeling and measurement

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • R. K. Iyer, M. Morganti, W. K. Fuchs and V. Gligor, Eds., Dependable Computing for Critical Applications 5, Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerant Systems, vol. 10, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1998.

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

  • H. Lin, A. Slagell, Z. Kalbarczyk, P. W. Sauer, R. K. Iyer, “Runtime Semantic Security Analysis to Detect and Mitigate Control-Related Attacks in Power Grids,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016, In press.
  • H. Alemzadeh, R. K. Iyer, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, N. Leveson, J. Raman, “Adverse Events in Robotic Surgery: A Retrospective Study of 14 Years of FDA Data,” PLOS ONE, 2016, In press.
  • H. Alemzadeh, D. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, X. Li, T. Kesavadas, J. Raman, “A Software Framework for Simulation of Safety Hazards in Robotic Surgical Systems,” SIGBED Review, Special Issue on Medical Cyber Physical Systems workshop (MedicalCPS'15), CPS Week, Seattle, WA, Apr. 2015, vol. 12, no. 4, Nov. 2015.
  • Z.D Stephens, S.Y. Lee, F. Faghri, R.H. Campbell, C. Zhai, M.J. Efron, R.K. Iyer, M.C. Schatz, S. Sinha, G.E. Robinson, “Big Data: Astronomical or Genomical?” PLoS Biology, vol. 13, no. 7, July 7, 2015.
  • Long Wang, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Arun Iyengar: VM-μCheckpoint: Design, Modeling, and Assessment of Lightweight In-Memory VM Checkpointing. IEEE Trans. Dependable Sec. Comput. 12(2): 243-255 (2015)
  • Z. J. Estrada, F. Deng, Z. Stephens, C. Pham, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, "Performance Comparison and Tuning of Virtual Machines for Sequence Alignment Software," Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 71-84, 2015.
  • Cuong Manh Pham, Zachary Estrada, Phuong Cao, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Building Reliable and Secure Virtual Machines Using Architectural Invariants. IEEE Security & Privacy 12(5): 82-85 (2014)
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, Nithin Nakka, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: SymPLFIED: Symbolic Program-Level Fault Injection and Error Detection Framework. IEEE Trans. Computers 62(11): 2292-2307 (2013)
  • H. Alemzadeh, R. K. Iyer, Z. Kalbarczyk, J. Raman, “Analysis of Safety-Critical Computer Failures in Medical Devices,” In IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 14-26, July-Aug. 2013.
  • K.S. Yim, D. Hreczany, and R. K. Iyer, “A Hybrid Testing Automation Framework to Leverage Local and Global Computing Resources,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6784:479-494, 2011.
  • Pattabiraman, K.; Kalbarczyk, Z.T.; Iyer, R.K.; , "Automated Derivation of Application-Aware Error Detectors Using Static Analysis: The Trusted Illiac Approach," Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on, vol.8, no.1, pp.44-57, Jan.-Feb. 2011.
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, Giacinto Paulo Saggese, Daniel Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Ravishankar Iyer, Automated Derivation of Application-aware Error Detectors using Dynamic Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 8(5): 640-655Sep 2011.
  • L. Wang, Z. Kalbarczyk, W. Gu, R.K. Iyer, “Reliability MicroKernel: Providing Application-Aware Reliability in the OS,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp. 597 – 614, Dec. 2007.
  • C. Basile, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Inner-Circle Consistency for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Trans. Mob. Comput., vol. 6, 1, pp. 39-55, 2007.
  • Long Wang, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Weining Gu, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Reliability MicroKernel: Providing Application-Aware Reliability in the OS. IEEE Transactions on Reliability 56(4): 597-614 (2007)
  • Ravishankar K. Iyer, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Karthik Pattabiraman, William Healey, Wen-mei W. Hwu, Peter Klemperer, Reza Farivar: Toward Application-Aware Security and Reliability. IEEE Security & Privacy 5(1): 57-62 (2007)
  • C. Basile, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "Active Replication of Multithreaded Applications," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 17, no.5, 2006.
  • Claudio Basile, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Inner-Circle Consistency for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. IEEE Trans. Mob. Comput. 6(1): 39-55 (2007)
  • R.K. Iyer, "Editorial: State of the Journal Address," IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan-Mar 2006.
  • S. Chen, J. Xu, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, " Security Vulnerabilities: From Analysis to Detection and Masking Techniques," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 94, no. 2, pp 407-418, November/December 2005.
  • S. Bagchi, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "Design and Evaluation of Preemptive Control Signature Checking," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2006.
  • R.K. Iyer, N. Nakka, Z. Kalbarczyk, S. Mitra, "Recent Advances and New Avenues in Hardware-Level Reliability Support," IEEE Micro, Special Issue on Reliability-Aware Microarchitecture, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 18-29, November/December 2005.
  • G.P. Saggese, N. Wang, Z. Kalbarczyk, S. Patel, R.K. Iyer, "An Experimental Study of Soft Errors in Microprocessors," IEEE Micro, Special Issue on Reliability-Aware Microarchitecture, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 30-39, November/December 2005.
  • Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, L. Wang, "Application Fault Tolerance with Armor Middleware, IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. 2, pp 28-37, March/April 2005.
  • R.K. Iyer, "Editorial: State of the Journal Address," IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 2, no. 1, Jan-Mar 2005.
  • K. Whisnant, R. K. Iyer, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, P. H. Jones, D. A. Rennels, and R. Some, "The Effects of an ARMOR-based SIFT Environment on the Performance and Dependability of User Applications," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 257-277, April 2004.
  • K. Whisnant, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R.K. Iyer, "A System Model for Dynamically Reconfigurable Software," IBM Systems Journal, Special Issue on Autonomic Computing, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 45-59, April 2003.
  • B. Floering, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, "An Adaptive Architecture for Monitoring and Failure Analysis of High-Speed Networks," IEEE Transactions on Computers, Special Issue on Embedded Fault-Tolerant Computing Systems, October 2000
  • S. Bagchi, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, and Y. Levendel, "Design and Evaluation of Preemptive Control Signature (PECOS) Checking for Distributed Applications," IEEE Transactions on Computers, Special Issue on Embedded Fault-Tolerant Computing Systems, October 2000
  • S. Bagchi, B. Srinivasan, K. Whisnant, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, "Hierarchical Error Detection in a Software-Implemented Fault Tolerance (SIFT) Environment," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 203-224, March/April 2000.
  • I. Lee and R. K. Iyer, "Diagnosing Rediscovered Software Problems Using Symptoms," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 113-127, January 2000.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Z. Hong, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K.Iyer, "A Data-Driven Approach to Soil Moisture Collection and Prediction," SmartComp 2016, May 18-20, St. Louis, Missouri, 2016.
  • S. Jha, V. Formicola, Z. Kalbarczyk, C. Di Martino, W. Kramer, R. Iyer, “Understanding Gemini Interconnect Failovers on Blue Waters: Methodology and Tools,” Cray User Group, 2016.
  • Z. D. Stephens, M. E. Hudson, L. S. Mainzer, M. Taschuk, M. R. Weber, R. K. Iyer, “Simulating Next-Generation Sequencing Datasets from Empirical Mutation and Sequencing Models,” GLBIO/CCBC Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Conference 2016, Canadian Computational Biology Conference 2016, GLBIO/CCBC 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 16–19, 2016.
  • P. Cao, E. Badger, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, “A Framework for Generation, Replay, and Analysis of Real-World Attack Variants,” 2016 Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security, HotSoS 2016, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Apr. 19–21, 2016.
  • K. Chung, C. A. Kamhoua, K. A. Kwiat, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Game Theory with Learning for Cyber Security Monitoring,” IEEE High Assurance Systems Engineering Symposium, HASE 2016, Orlando, FL, USA, Jan. 7–9, 2016.
  • X. Dong, H. Lin, R. Tan, R. K. Iyer, Z. Kalbarczyk, “Software-Defined Networking for Smart Grid Resilience: Opportunities and Challenges,” 10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, Asia CCS '15, 1st ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical System Security, pp. 61–68, 2015.
  • H. Alemzadeh, D. Chen, A. Lewis, Z. Kalbarczyk, J. Raman, N. Leveson, R. Iyer, “Systems-Theoretic Safety Assessment of Robotic Telesurgical Systems,” Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2015, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 213–227, Sep. 22–25, 2015.
  • Z. J. Estrada, C. Pham, F. Deng, L. Yan, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Dynamic VM Dependability Monitoring Using Hypervisor Probes,” 2015 11th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC), pp. 61–72, Sep. 7–11, 2015.
  • G. Wang, Z. J. Estrada, C. Pham, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Hypervisor Introspection: A Technique for Evading Passive Virtual Machine Monitoring,” 9th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies, WOOT '15, Washington, D.C., USA, Aug. 10–11, 2015.
  • J. Abraham, R. Iyer, D. Gizopoulos, D. Alexandrescu, Y. Zorian, “The Future of Fault Tolerant Computing,” 2015 IEEE 21st International On-Line Testing Symposium, Halkidiki, Greece, pp. 108–109, July 6–8, 2015.
  • C. Di Martino, S. Jha, W. Kramer, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “LogDiver: A Tool for Measuring Resilience of Extreme-Scale Systems and Applications,” Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Fault Tolerance for HPC at eXtreme Scale, FTXS '15, Portland, OR, USA, pp.11–18, June 15–19, 2015.
  • P. Cao, E. C. Badger, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, A. Withers, A. J. Slagell, “Towards an Unified Security Testbed and Security Analytics Framework,” 2015 Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security, HotSoS 2015, Urbana, IL, USA, art. no. 24, Apr. 21–22, 2015.
  • P. Cao, E. Badger, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, A. Slagell, “Preemptive Intrusion Detection: Theoretical Framework and Real-World Measurements,” 2015 Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security, HotSoS 2015, Urbana, IL, USA, art. no. 5, Apr. 21–22, 2015.
  • H. Alemzadeh, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer., T. Kesavadas, S. Small, J. Raman, “Simulation-Based Training for Safety Incidents: Lessons from Analysis of Adverse Events in Robotic Surgical Systems,” Abstract in the American College of Surgeons’ 8th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of ACS-Accredited Education Institutes, Mar. 2015.
  • H. Alemzadeh, D. Chen, X. Li, T. Kesavadas, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Targeted Attacks on Teleoperated Surgical Robots: Dynamic Model-Based Detection and Mitigation,” 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2016, Toulouse, France, June 28–July 1, 2016.
  • V. Badrinath Krishna, K. Lee, G. A. Weaver, R. K. Iyer, W. H. Sanders, “F-DETA: A Framework for Detecting Electricity Theft Attacks in Smart Grids,” 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2016, Toulouse, France, June 28–July 1, 2016.
  • V. Badrinath Krishna, R. K. Iyer, W. H. Sanders, “ARIMA-Based Modeling and Validation of Consumption Readings in Power Grids,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2015, Oct. 5–7, 2015. (CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award).
  • C. Di Martino, Z. Kalbarczyk, W. Kramer, R. Iyer, “Measuring and Understanding Extreme-Scale Application Resilience: A Field Study of 5,000,000 HPC Application Runs,” 2015 45th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 25–36, June 22–25, 2015. (Chosen as one of top three papers).
  • Catello Di Martino, Daniel Chen, Geetika Goel, Rajeshwari Ganesan, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Ravishankar Iyer. Analysis and Diagnosis SLA Violations in a Production SaaS Cloud. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Nov 3-6 2014, Naples, Italy
  • Catello Di Martino, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, William Kramer, Ravishankar Iyer. Measuring and understanding application resiliency at extreme scale: a study of 5,000,000 application runs. To appear in the 45th international conference on dependable systems and networks. June 23-27 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Zachary J. Estrada, Fei Deng, Zachary Stephens, Cuong Pham, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, and Ravishankar K. Iyer, “Performance comparison of and tuning of virtual machines for sequence alignment software,” Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, vol. 16, no. 1, 2015.
  • Xinshu Dong, Hui Lin, Rui Tan, Ravishankar K. Iyer and Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, “Software-Defined Networking for Smart Grid Resilience: Opportunities and Challenges.” Coordinated Science Laboratory technical report UILU-ENG-15-2203, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 2015.
  • H. Alemzadeh, D. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, X. Li, T. Kesavadas, J. Raman, “A Software Framework for Simulation of Safety Hazards in Robotic Surgical Systems,” SIGBED Review, Special Issue on Medical Cyber Physical Systems workshop (MedicalCPS'15), CPS Week, Seattle, WA, Apr. 2015, vol. 12, no. 4, Nov. 2015.
  • Phuong Cao, Hongyang Li, Klara Nahrstedt, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar Iyer, and Adam J. Slagell. 2014. Personalized password guessing: a new security threat. In Proceedings of the 2014 Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 22 , 2 pages. DOI=10.1145/2600176.2600198
  • Cuong Pham; Estrada, Z.; Phuong Cao; Kalbarczyk, Z.; Iyer, R.K., "Reliability and Security Monitoring of Virtual Machines Using Hardware Architectural Invariants," Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2014 44th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on , vol., no., pp.13,24, 23-26 June 2014 . (Best Paper Award and William C. Carter Award).
  • Q. Li, H. Alemzadeh, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “A Fault-Tolerant Hardware Architecture for Robust Wearable Heart Rate Monitoring,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health’2015, Istanbul, Turkey, May 20–23, 2015.
  • Phuong Cao, Key-whan Chung, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar Iyer, and Adam J. Slagell. 2014. Preemptive intrusion detection. In Proceedings of the 2014 Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 21 , 2 pages.
  • Zachary J. Estrada, Zachary Stephens, Cuong Pham, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, and Ravishankar K. Iyer, “A performance evaluation of sequence alignment software in virtualized environments,”in the 1st Int’l Workshop on Cloud for Bio (C4Bio), in conjunction with the 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing. IEEE, 2014, pp. 730-737.
  • Hui Lin, Adam Slagell, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, and Ravishankar K. Iyer. 2014. Semantic Security Analysis of SCADA Networks to Detect Malicious Control Commands in Power Grids (Poster). In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Pages 492 , 4 pages. DOI=10.1145/2659651.2659746
  • Homa Alemzadeh, Raymond Hoagland, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, and Ravishankar K. Iyer, Automated Classification of Computer-based Medical Device Recalls, In Proc. of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), New York, NY, May 2014.
  • Cuong Pham, Zachary Estrada, Phuong Cao, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer, “Security and Reliability Monitoring for Virtual Machines, ” In proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2014, Atlanta, USA – Best paper award and William C. Carter award
  • G. Wang, Z. Estrada, C. Pham, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, “Hypervisor Introspection: Exploiting Timing Side-Channels against VM Monitoring,” the 44th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2014, Fast Abstract, Atlanta, USA
  • R. Ramamurthy, Z. Estrada, C. Pham, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, “Designing a Performance Isolation Benchmark for Virtualized Systems,” the 44th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2014, Fast Abstract, Atlanta, USA
  • Kuan-Yu Tseng, Dao Lu, Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, and Ravishankar K. Iyer, “AHEMS: Asynchronous Hardware-Enforced Memory Safety,” Digital System Design (DSD), 2014 17th Euromicro Conference on , vol., no., pp.183,190, 27-29 Aug. 2014.
  • Z. J. Estrada, Z. Stephens, C. Pham, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, “A Performance Evaluation of Sequence Alignment Software in Virtualized Environments,” To appear in The 1st Int'l Workshop on Cloud for Bio (C4Bio), in conjunction with the 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing.
  • H. Alemzadeh, J. Raman, N. Leveson, R. K. Iyer, “Safety Implications of Cardiothoracic Robotic Surgery: Analysis of Adverse Event Reports of da Vinci Surgical Systems,” Submitted to the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Selected as J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for the Adult Cardiac Surgery in the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Jan. 2014.
  • Catello Di Martino, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Geetika Goel, Santonu Sarkar, Rajeshwari Ganesan, “Characterization of Operational Failures from a Business Data Processing SaaS Platform,” Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2014, Hyderabad, India, pp. 195–204, May 31–June 7, 2014.
  • C. Pham, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, V. Dogaru, R. Wagle, C. Venkatramani, “An Evaluation of Zookeeper For High Availability in System S,” In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) 2014, Dublin, Ireland
  • Hui Lin, Adam J. Slagell, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Peter W. Sauer, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Semantic security analysis of SCADA networks to detect malicious control commands in power grids. SEGS@CCS 2013: 29-34
  • H. Alemzadeh, J. Raman, N. Leveson, R. K. Iyer, “Safety Implications of Robotic Surgery: A Study of 13 Years FDA Data on da Vinci Surgical Systems,” To be submitted to the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). CSL Technical Report, UILU-ENG-13-2208, Nov. 2013. Featured in The Wall Street Journal, “Report Raises Concerns on Robotic Surgery Device”, Nov. 8, 2013.
  • C. Pham, Q. Li, Z. Estrada, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, “A Simulation Framework to Evaluate Virtual CPU Scheduling Algorithms, ” In proceedings of The First International Workshop on Resource Management of Cloud Computing (CCRM) 2013 Workshop, Philadelphia, USA
  • Keun Soo Yim, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Pluggable Watchdog: Transparent Failure Detection for MPI Programs. IPDPS 2013: 489-500
  • C. Pham, Z. Estrada, P. Cao, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, “HyperTap: Security and Reliability Monitoring for Virtual Machines, ” To appear in the 44th international conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2014). Atlanta,GA, USA.
  • C. Di Martino, F. Baccanico, W. Kramer, J. Fullop, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer. Lessons Learned From the Failure Analysis of a Petascale System: the Case of Blue Waters. . To appear in the 44th international conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2014). Atlanta,GA, USA.
  • H. Lin, A. Slagell, C. Di Martino, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R.K. Iyer, “Adapting bro into scada: building a specification-based intrusion detection system for the dnp3 protocol,” In Proc. of 8th Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop (CSIIRW 2012), Oak Ridge, TN, USA, Jan. 8–10, 2013.
  • H. Alemzadeh, C. Di Martino, Z. Jin, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R.K. Iyer, "Towards Resiliency in Embedded Medical Monitoring Devices," Workshop on Open Resilient Human-aware Cyber-Physical Systems, in conjunction with DSN 2012.
  • C. Pham; P. Cao; Z. Kalbarczyk and R.K. Iyer, "Toward a high availability cloud: Techniques and challenges," 2012 IEEE/IFIP 42nd International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DSN-W), vol., no., pp.1-6, 25-28 June, 2012.
  • K.S. Yim, V. Sidea, Z. Kalbarczyk, D. Chen, R.K. Iyer, "A fault-tolerant programmable voter for software-based N-modular redundancy", Aerospace Conference, 2012 IEEE, On page(s): 1 - 20
  • K-Y Tseng, D. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer: Characterization of the error resiliency of power grid substation devices. Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks DSN 2012: 1-8, 2012
  • A. Pecchia, D. Cotroneo, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Improving Log-Based Field Failure Data Analysis of Multi Nodes Computing Systems,” to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011.
  • A. Sharma, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, J. Barlow, ”Analysis of Security Data from a Large Computing Organization,” to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011
  • C.Pham, D. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, R. Sarkar, and R. Hosn, “CloudVal: A Framework for Validation of Virtualization Environment in Cloud Infrastructure,” to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011.
  • G. Jacques-Silva, Z. Kalbarczyk, B. Gedik, H. Andrade, K.-L. Wu, and R. K. Iyer, “Modeling Stream Processing Applications for Dependability Evaluation,” to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011. (William C. Carter Award for Best Paper).
  • K.S. Yim, C. Pham, M. Saleheen, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R.K. Iyer, "Hauberk: Lightweight Silent Data Corruption Error Detector for GPGPU," to appear in Proceedings of the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS, Anchorage, AK, 2011
  • K.S. Yim, D. Hreczany, and R.K. Iyer, • "HTAF: Hybrid Testing Automation Framework to Leverage Local and Global Computing Resources," in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2011) Santander, Spain, June 20-23, 2011.
  • H. Alemzadeh, M. U. Saleheen, Z. Jin, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, “RMED: A Reconfigurable Architecture for Embedded Medical Monitoring,” In Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE-NIH Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop (LiSSA’11), pp. 212-215, April 2011, Bethesda, MD.
  • A. Sharma, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, J. Barlow, „Analysis of Credential Stealing Attacks in an Open Networked Environment,” Int’l Conference on Network and System Security, NSS 2010, Melbourne, Australia, September 2010.
  • M. U. Saleheen, H. Alemzadeh, A. M. Cheriyan, Z. T. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, “An Efficient Embedded Hardware for High Accuracy Detection of Epileptic Seizures,” In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI'10), pp. 1889-1896, October 2010, China.
  • L. Wang, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, A. Iyengar, “Checkpointing Virtual Machines against Transient Errors,” Proc. of On-Line Testing Symposium, Corfu, Greece, July 2010.
  • A.M. Cheriyan, A.O. Jarvi, Z. Kalbarczyk, T.M. Gallagher, R.K. Iyer, K.L. Watkin, "Pervasive embedded systems for detection of traumatic brain injury," Proc. ICME, 1704-1707,New York, NY, 2009.
  • K. Pattabiraman, N. Nakka, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "Discovering Application-Level Insider Attacks Using Symbolic Execution," Proc. 24th IFIP International Information Security Conference, SEC, pp. 63-75, Brisbane, Aus, 2009.
  • P. Dabrowski, W. Healey, K. Pattabiraman, S. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. Iyer, “Hardware Implementation of Information Flow Signatures Derived via Program Analysis,” 2nd Workshop on Dependable & Secure Nanocomputing, organized in conjunction with Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN08, Anchorage, AK, 2008.
  • P. Klemperer, S. Chen, K. Pattabiraman, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, FPGA Hardware Implementation of Statically-derived Application-aware Error Detectors, 1st Workshop on Dependable and Secure NanoComputing, (WDSN), Edinburgh, UK, June 2007, (co-located with DSN 2007).
  • C.Pham, P. Cao, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, “Toward a High Availability Cloud: Techniques and Challenges,” to appear in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2012, Boston, 2012.
  • A. Pecchia, D. Cotroneo, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Improving Log-Based Field Failure Data Analysis of Multi Nodes Computing Systems,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011.
  • A. Sharma, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, J. Barlow, ”Analysis of Security Data from a Large Computing Organization,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011
  • C.Pham, D. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, R. Sarkar, and R. Hosn, “CloudVal: A Framework for Validation of Virtualization Environment in Cloud Infrastructure,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011.
  • G. Jacques-Silva, Z. Kalbarczyk, B. Gedik, H. Andrade, K.-L. Wu, and R. K. Iyer, “Modeling Stream Processing Applications for Dependability Evaluation,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN2011, Hong Kong, 2011. (William C. Carter Award for Best Paper).
  • K.S. Yim, Z.T. Kalbarczyk, and R.K. Iyer, "Measurement-based Analysis of Fault and Error Sensitivities of Dynamic Memory," International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Chicago, USA, pp. 431-436. 2010.
  • G. Lyle, S. Chen, K. Pattabiraman, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R.K. Iyer, "An End-to-end Approach for the Automatic Derivation of Application-Aware Error Detectors, "International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Estoril, Portugal, 2009.
  • D. Chen, G. Jacques-Silva, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, and B.G. Mealey, "Error Behavior Comparison of Multiple Computing Systems: A Case Study Using Linux on Pentium, Solaris on SPARC, and AIX on POWER," In Procedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC), pp. 339-346, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008.
  • C. Basile, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, “Inner-Circle Consistency for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Trans. Mob. Comput., vol. 6, 1, pp. 39-55, 2007.
  • M. Kaâniche, L. Romano, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, R. M. Karcich, “A Hierarchical Approach for Dependability Analysis of a Commercial Cache-Based RAID Storage Architecture,” Proc. Twenty-Eighth Annual International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing, pp. 6-15, 2007.
  • Wang, L., Kalbarczyk, Z., and Iyer, R. K. 2008. Formalizing System Behavior for Evaluating a System Hang Detector. In Proceedings of the 2008 Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (October 06 - 08, 2008). SRDS. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 269-278. DOI= http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SRDS.2008.11
  • Nikhil Pandit, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Effectiveness of machine checks for error diagnostics. DSN 2009: 578-583
  • Jean Arlat, Cristian Constantinescu, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Johan Karlsson, Michael Nicolaidis: Third workshop on dependable and secure nanocomputing. DSN 2009: 596-597
  • Keun Soo Yim, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Quantitative Analysis of Long-Latency Failures in System Software. PRDC 2009: 23-30
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, Nithin Nakka, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Discovering Application-Level Insider Attacks Using Symbolic Execution. SEC 2009: 63-75
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, Nithin Nakka, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: SymPLFIED: Symbolic program-level fault injection and error detection framework. DSN 2008: 472-481 - Winner William Carter Best Paper Award
  • Jean Arlat, Cristian Constantinescu, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Michael Nicolaidis: Second workshop on dependable and secure nanocomputing. DSN 2008: 546-547
  • Subhasish Mitra, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Kishor S. Trivedi, James W. Tschanz: Reliable system design: models, metrics and design techniques. ICCAD 2008: 3
  • Daniel Chen, Gabriela Jacques-Silva, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Bruce G. Mealey: Error Behavior Comparison of Multiple Computing Systems: A Case Study Using Linux on Pentium, Solaris on SPARC, and AIX on POWER. PRDC 2008: 339-34
  • Long Wang, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Formalizing System Behavior for Evaluating a System Hang Detector. SRDS 2008: 269-278
  • Nithin Nakka, Karthik Pattabiraman, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Processor-Level Selective Replication. DSN 2007: 544-553
  • Marcello Cinque, Domenico Cotroneo, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: How Do Mobile Phones Fail? A Failure Data Analysis of Symbian OS Smart Phones. DSN 2007: 585-594
  • Jean Arlat, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Michael Nicolaidis: Workshop on Dependable and Secure Nanocomputing. DSN 2007: 809-810
  • Ravishankar K. Iyer: TRUSTED ILLIAC: A Configurable Hardware Framework for a Trusted Computing Base. HASE 2007: 3
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Automated Derivation of Application-aware Error Detectors using Static Analysis. IOLTS 2007: 211-216
  • Ravishankar K. Iyer: Security vulnerabilities: from measurements to design. ASIACCS 2006: 15
  • Claudio Basile, Meeta Gupta, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravi K. Iyer: An Approach for Detecting and Distinguishing Errors versus Attacks in Sensor Networks. DSN 2006: 473-484
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, Giacinto Paolo Saggese, Daniel Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer: Dynamic Derivation of Application-Specific Error Detectors and their Implementation in Hardware. EDCC 2006: 97-108
  • Ravishankar K. Iyer: Application-Aware Reliability and Security: The Trusted ILLIAC Approach. NCA 2006: 6
  • Long Wang, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Weining Gu, Ravishankar K. Iyer: An OS-level Framework for Providing Application-Aware Reliability. PRDC 2006: 55-62
  • K. Pattabiraman, G.P. Sagesse, D. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "Automated Derivation and Hardware Implementation of Application-Specific Error Detectors," Workshop on Reliability Issues in High-Performance Computing, held in conjunction with 12th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture(HPCA-12), Austin, Texas, February 11-15, 2006.
  • N.H. Vaidya, J. Bernhard, V.V. Veeravalli, P.R. Kumar, R.K. Iyer, "Illinois Wireless Wind Tunnel: A Testbed for Experimental Evaluation of Wireless Networks," Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Data Communication Workshops (ACM SIGCOMM'05), Philadelphia, PA, USA, August 22-26, 2005.
  • S. Chen, J. Xu, N. Nakka, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "Defeating Memory Corruption Attacks via Pointer Taintedness Detection," Proc. of The Int'l Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2005 (DSN2005), pp 378-387, Yokohama, Japan, June 28 - July 1, 2005.
  • L. Wang, K. Pattabiraman, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. Iyer, L. Votta, C. Vick, "Modeling Coordinated Checkpointing for Large-Scale Supercomputers" Proc. of The Int'l Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2005 (DSN2005), pp 812-821, Yokohama, Japan, June 28 - July 1, 2005.
  • G.P. Saggese, A.Vetteth, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "Microprocessor Sensitivity to Failures: Control vs Execution and Combinational vs Sequential Logic," Proc. of The Int'l Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2005 (DSN2005), pp 760-769, Yokohama, Japan, June 28 - July 1, 2005.
  • C. Basile, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "Neutralization of Errors and Attacks in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks" Proc. of The Int'l Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2005 (DSN2005), pp 518-527, Yokohama, Japan, June 28 - July 1, 2005.
  • C. Basile, M. Gupta, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "An Approach for Detecting and Distinguishing Errors versus Attacks in Sensor Networks," to appear in the Proceedings of The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2006), Philadelphia, PA, June 25-28, 2006.
  • K. Pattabiraman, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R.K. Iyer, "Application-Based Metrics for Strategic Placement of Detectors," Proceedings of the Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC05), Changsha, China, December, 2005.
  • N. Nakka, G.P. Saggese, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.K. Iyer, "An Architectural Framework for Detecting Process Hangs/Crashes," Proceedings of the European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC 2005), pp 103-121, Budapest, Hungary, April 20-22, 2005.
  • V. S. Adve, A. Agbaria, M.A. Hiltunen, R.K. Iyer, K.R. Joshi, Z. Kalbarczyk, R.M. Lefever, R. Plante, W.H. Sanders, R.D. Schlichting, "A Compiler-Enabled Model- and Measurement-Driven Adaptation Environment for Dependability and Performance," Proceedings of the 19th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2005), April 4-8, 2005, Denver, CA, USA
  • G.P. Saggese, C. Basile, L. Romano, Z. Kalbarczyk and R.K. Iyer, "Hardware Support for High-Performance, Intrusion- and Fault-Tolerant Systems," Proc. 23rd Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2004), Florianopolis, Brazil, October 18-20, 2004.
  • R.K. Iyer, "Reliability and Security: An Application-Aware Approach," Reliable Computing Workshop, San Jose, California, October 10, 2004.
  • S. Chen, K. Pattabiraman, Z. Kalbarczyk and R.K. Iyer, "Formal Reasoning of Various Categories of Widely Exploited Security Vulnerabilities by Pointer Taintedness Semantics," Proc. 18th IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC), Toulouse, France, August 22-27, 2004.
  • W. Gu, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, "Error Sensitivity of the Linux Kernel Executing on PowerPC G4 and Pentium 4 Processors," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN’04), Florence, Italy, pp. 887-898, June 28-July 1, 2004.
  • L. ang, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, H. Vora, and T. Chahande, "Checkpointing of Control Structures in Main Memory Database Systems," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN’04), Florence, Italy, pp. 687-692, June 28-July 1, 2004.
  • N. Nakka, J. Xu, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, "An Architectural Framework for Providing Reliability and Security Support," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN’04), Florence, Italy, pp. 585-594, June 28-July 1, 2004.
  • R.K. Iyer, "Hierarchical Application-Aware Error Detection and Recovery," Proc. 41st Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Diego, California, June 7-11, 2004.
  • G. de Micheli, Y. Zorian and R. Iyer, "Reliability and Dependability," (tutorial), 22nd IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, Napa Valley, California, April 25-29, 2004.
  • R. K. Iyer and Z. Kalbarczyk, "Hardware Support for Application Aware Detection and Recovery," Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC) Workshop, Yorktown Heights, New York, March 18-19, 2004.
  • R. K. Iyer, "Characterizing Linux Dependability on the Pentium and PowerPC Platforms," 45th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Moorea, French Polynesia, March 6-8, 2004.
  • G. De Micheli and R. Iyer, "Reliable Design: A System Perspective," (tutorial), Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE04), Paris, France, February 16-20, 2004.
  • R. K. Iyer, Z. Kalbarczyk, N. Nakka, W. Gu, and C. Basile, "Tiered Error Detection and Recovery: Application Aware Approaches," Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC) Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, December 8, 2003.
  • C. Basile, L. Wang, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, "Group Communication Protocols under Errors," Proceedings of the 22nd Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2003), Florence, Italy, October 6-8, 2003.
  • J. Xu, Z. Kalbarczyk, and R. K. Iyer, "Transparent Runtime Randomization for Security," Proc. 22nd Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2003), Florence, Italy, October 6-8, 2003.
  • R. K. Iyer and Z. Kalbarczyk, "Achieving Trusted Systems by Providing Security and Reliability," Proc. 9th IEEE International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems (WORDS 2003), Capri Island, Italy, October 1-3, 2003.
  • D. J. Beauregard, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, S. Chau and L. Alkalai, "Software Error Injection Based Failure Characterization of the IEEE 1394 Bus," Proc. 9th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium (IOLTS'03), Kos Island, Greece, July 7-9, 2003.
  • R. K. Iyer, Z. Kalbarczyk, J. Xu and S. Chen, "Analyzing Data on Security Vulnerabilities," Proc. International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 10.4, Monterey, CA, pp. 119-131, June 25-29, 2003.
  • . Gu, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer and Z. Yang, "Characterization of Linux Kernel Behavior under Errors," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'03), San Francisco, California, pp. 459-468, June 2003.
  • S. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk, J. Xu and R. K. Iyer, "Data Driven Finite State Machine Model for Analyzing Security Vulnerabilities," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'03), San Francisco, California, pp. 605-614, June 2003.
  • C. Basile, Z. Kalbarczyk and R. Iyer, "A Preemptive Deterministic Scheduling Algorithm for Multithreaded Replicas," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'03), San Francisco, California, pp. 149-158, June 2003.
  • J. Xu, Z. Kalbarczyk, S. Patel and R.K. Iyer, "Architecture Support for Defending Against Buffer Overflow Attacks," (invited paper), Proc. 2nd Workshop on Evaluating and Architecting System Dependability (EASY), San Jose, California, October 6, 2002.
  • C. Basile, K. Whisnant, Z. Kalbarczyk and R. K. Iyer, "Loose Synchronization of Multithreaded Replicas," Proc. 21st IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'02), pp. 250-255, October 2002.
  • K. hisnant, R. K. Iyer, P. Jones, R. Some and D. Rennels, "An Experimental Evaluation of the REE-SIFT Environment for Spaceborne Applications," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'02), Washington, D.C., pp. 585-594, June 2002.
  • D. Stott, P. H. Jones, M. Hamman, Z. Kalbarczyk and R. K. Iyer, "NFTAPE: Networked Fault Tolerance and Performance Evaluation," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'02), Washington, D.C., p. 542, June 23-26, 2002.
  • S. Chen, J. Xu, R. K. Iyer and K. Whisnant, "Evaluating the Security Threat of Firewall Data Corruption Caused by Instruction Transient Errors," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'02), Washington, D.C., pp. 495-504, June 23-26, 2002.
  • B. Floering, B. Brothers, Z. Kalbarczyk and R. Iyer, "An Adaptive Architecture for Monitoring and Failure Analysis of High-Speed Networks," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'02), Washington, D.C., pp. 69-78, June 23-26, 2002.
  • K. Whisnant, Z. Kalbarczyk and R. Iyer, "Object-Based Checkpointing for Multithreaded Programs," Fast-Abstract, Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'01), Goteborg, Sweden, pp. 836-837, July 1-4, 2001.
  • J. Xu, S. Chen, Z. Kalbarczyk and R. K. Iyer, "An Experimental Study of Security Vulnerabilities Caused by Errors," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'01), Goteborg, Sweden, pp. 421-432, July 1-4, 2001.
  • S. Bagchi, Y. Liu, Z. Kalbarczyk, R. K. Iyer, Y. Levendel and L. Votta, "A Framework for Database Audit and Control Flow Checking for a Wireless Telephone Network Controller," Proc. International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, (DSN'01), Goteborg, Sweden, pp. 225-234, July 1-4, 2001.
  • K. Whisnant, Z. Kalbarczyk and R.K. Iyer, "Micro-checkpointing: Checkpointing for Multithreaded Applications," Proc. 6th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium (IOLTS-00), July 2000.
  • D. Stott, N. Speirs, Z. Kalbarczyk, S. Bagchi, J. Xu and R. K. Iyer, "Comparing Fail-Silence Provided by Process Duplication versus Internal Error Detection for DHCP Server," Proc. International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDS), San Francisco, California, April 2001.
  • D. Stott, B. Floering, D. Burke, Z. Kalbarczyk and R. K. Iyer, "NFTAPE: A Framework for Assessing Dependability in Distributed Systems with Lightweight Fault Injectors," Proc. Fourth International Computer Performance and Dependability Symposium (IPDS), pp. 91-100, Chicago, Illinois, March 27-29, 2000.

Patents

  • Ravishankar K. Iyer, Homa Alemzadeh, Zhanpeng Jin, and Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk, Methods and Devices for Patient-Specic Multiparameter Medical Monitoring," Provisional

Reports

  • X. Dong, H. Lin, R. Tan, R. K. Iyer, Z. Kalbarczyk, “Software-Defined Networking for Smart Grid Resilience: Opportunities and Challenges,” Coordinated Science Laboratory Technical Report, UILU-ENG-15-2203, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Feb. 2015.
  • H. Alemzadeh, J. Raman, N. Leveson, R. K. Iyer, “Safety Implications of Robotic Surgery: A Study of 13 Years FDA Data on da Vinci Surgical Systems,” Coordinated Science Laboratory Technical Report, UILU-ENG-13-2208, Nov. 2013. (Featured in The Wall Street Journal, “Report Raises Concerns on Robotic Surgery Device,” Nov. 8, 2013).

Journal Editorships

  • Inaugural Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2003-2008

Professional Societies

  • AAAS, Fellow
  • IEEE, Fellow
  • ACM, Fellow

Honors

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Information Systems Award and Medal (1993)
  • IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (2001)
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member (2008)
  • Paul Sabatier University/ LAAS Medal (June 2011)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (June 2011)
  • ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award (2011)

Teaching Honors

  • University of Illinois List of teachers rated excellent by their students, Fall 2014, ECE 313
  • Humboldt Foundation Senior Distinguished US Scientist Award "in recognition of scientific achievement in research and teaching," 1991

Research Honors

  • William C Carter Best Paper Award for a paper co-authored with a PhD student: International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) • 2009 Co-authored with Karthik Pattabiraman • 2011 Co-authored with Gabriela J. Da Silva . 2014 Co-authored with Cuong Pham
  • IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award for outstanding performance as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2004-2007, awarded 2008
  • College of Engineering 1994, 1996 and 2001 List for Advising Excellence Award, University of Illinois
  • IBM Faculty Award, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014
  • AIAA Distinguished Service Award, 1997
  • Best Paper Award for "FAMAS: Fault Modeling via Adaptive Simulation," H. Jin, R.K. Iyer, M.C. Hsueh, and M. Covington, 10th International Conference on VLSI Design, 1997.
  • Best Paper Award for "Analyze-NOW--An Environment for Collection and Analysis of Failures in a Network of Workstations," A. Thakur and R. K. Iyer, International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, 1996.
  • IEEE Computer Society 1995 commemorative volume highlighting the best papers of the past 25 years in fault-tolerant computing: "A Statistical Load Dependency Model for CPU Errors at SLAC," R. K. Iyer and D. J. Rossetti (1982) and "Simulation of Software Behavior under Hardware Faults," K. Goswami and R. K. Iyer (1993).
  • Information Systems Award and Medal "for fundamental and pioneering contributions toward the design, evaluation and validation of dependable aerospace computing systems", American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1993
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1992
  • Humboldt Foundation Senior US Scientist Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching, 1991
  • Senior Humboldt Award, 1991
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2005
  • Fellow, IEEE, 1990
  • Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Computer Society, 1989-present
  • Keynote Address, International Conference on Computing Systems and Information Technology, Sydney, Australia, August 1989
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, 19th International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing, June 1989
  • Keynote Speaker, International Workshop on Fault-Tolerant Computing, Melbourne, Australia, July, 1985
  • Member, Sigma Xi Honor Society, 1980
  • CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Australia, Postdoctoral Research Award, 1978; five/six awards encompassing mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Fellowship, 1977 (for work at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim; ten awards encompassing science and engineering)
  • International prize and plaque for a graduate research paper, IEEE Student Paper Contest, 1977 (two prizes awarded internationally)

Courses Taught

  • CS 536 - Fault-Tolerant Dig Syst Design
  • ECE 313 - Probability with Engrg Applic
  • ECE 542 - Fault-Tolerant Dig Syst Design
  • MATH 362 - Probability with Engrg Applic