Sivakumar Kulasekaren

Sivakumar (Siva) Kulasekaran

Research Associate

Data Intensive Computing


Siva joined DMC group at TACC in 2012. Before coming to TACC, Siva was an IT Analyst at the Center for Computation & Technology at LSU. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Mississippi State University in 2009. In LSU, he was involved in the development of Stork data placement scheduler, and Petashare – a distributed data archival and visualization project.

Research Interests

Distributed data management

End-to-end data and workflow management

Storage and I/O optimization

Selected Publications

M. Esteva, S. Sweat, R. McLay, W. Xu, S. Kulasekaran, "Data Curation with Focus on Reuse" in the proceedings of The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), June 2016, Newark, NJ

K. A. Sivakumar, M. Esteva, J. Trelogan, S. Liu, "A Framework for Multi-tasking Data Management as a Data Intensive Computing Service", in the proceedings of IEEE BigDataServices, 2015, San Francisco, USA

K. A. Sivakumar, J. Trelogan, M. Esteva, M. Johnson, "Metadata Integration for an Archaeology Collection Architecture", in the proceedings of International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata, DC 2014, Austin, USA

C. Jordan, M. Esteva, D. Walling, T. Urban and K. A. Sivakumar, " Responses to Data management Requirements at the National Scale", Research Data management Principles, Practices and Prospects, November 2013, CLIR Publications 160

Sivakumar Kulasekaran and Mahalingam Ramkumar, "APPALS: A Secure Manet Routing Protocol," Theory and Applications of Ad Hoc Networks, ISBN: 978-953-307-416-0, January 2011.

Dengpan Yin, Esma Yildirim, Sivakumar Kulasekaran, Brandon Ross and Tevfik Kosar, " A Data Throughput Prediction and Optimization Service for Widely Distributed Many-Task Computing" IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems-Special Issue on Many-Task Computing (TPDS-SI), 2011.

Tevfik Kosar, M. Balman, Sivakumar Kulasekaran, and Brandon Ross, "Stork Data Scheduler: Mitigating the Data Bottleneck in E-Science", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society entitled "e-Science: Novel Research, New Science, Enduring Impact", 2011

K. A. Sivakumar, T. Philip. "Capstone Experience to Undergraduate Software Engineering Students", In Proceedings of 25th International Conference on Computers and their Applications (CATA 2010), Honolulu, Hawaii.

K. A. Sivakumar, M. Ramkumar, "Obtaining Non-repudiable Proof of Active Attacks in DSR", 9th International Information and Telecommunications Symposium, Brazil, 2010.


Ph.D., Computer Science,
Mississippi State University

M.S., Computer Science,
Mississippi State University

B.E., Computer Science,
Periyar University, India