Seyed Hossein Mortazavi

Ph.D. student

CloudPath: A Multi-Tier Cloud Computing Framework

  Halls department, Hall 5
  Wednesday, 27 December 2017
  17:00 - 18:00


Path computing is a new paradigm that generalizes the edge computing vision into a multi-tier cloud architecture deployed over the geographic span of the network. Path computing supports scalable and localized processing by providing storage and computation along a succession of datacenters of increasing sizes, positioned between the client device and the traditional wide-area cloud datacenter. CloudPath is a platform that implements the path computing paradigm. CloudPath consists of an execution environment that enables the dynamic installation of light-weight stateless event handlers, and a distributed eventual consistent storage system that replicates application data on-demand. CloudPath handlers are small, allowing them to be rapidly instantiated on demand on any server that runs the CloudPath execution framework. In turn, CloudPath automatically migrates application data across the multiple datacenter tiers to optimize access latency and reduce bandwidth consumption.


Seyed Hossein Mortazavi is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto. His Ph.D. research explores the development of new architectures for mobile edge computing, specifically challenges associated with data processing and achieving high throughput/low latency for mobile and IoT applications.  He is a former software engineer at Huawei technologies in Markham and a researcher at the Network Research Lab of the University of Alberta. He received his M.Sc. degrees from the University of Alberta in Computer Science and his B.Sc. from the Sharif University of Technology in Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of Cloud Computing, Systems and Computer Networks.