Peter J. Varman

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Dr. Varman joined the Rice faculty in 1983. He served as a program director of the National Science Foundation from 2002-2005. From 2011-2012 and during the summer of 2013, Dr. Varman was Scholar-In-Residence at VMWare Inc. In the summer of 2012, he was Visiting Faculty, Software and Systems, at the Intel Corporation.

Dr. Varman is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a Member of the IEEE Computer Society, the New York Academy of Science, and is the recipient of a Schlumberger Foundation Award. He has been the editor of the Journal of Combinational Optimization since 2006 and served as the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers from 2000-2006.

Research Areas

Computer Systems, Storage and Memory Systems, Virtualization and Resource Management, Cloud Computing


1983 Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

1980 M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

1978 B.Tech. Electrical Engineering, IIT-Kanpur

Honors & Awards

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Member of Association for Computing Machinery

Member of IEEE Computer Society

Member of IEEE Computer Society

1996 Schlumberger Foundation Award

1984 IBM Faculty Development Award