Dr. Nihat Altiparmak
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
J.B. Speed School of Engineering
University of Louisville
Address: Duthie Center for Engineering, Room 209
222 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40208
Office: DC 209
Phone: +1 (502) 852-7533
Brief Biography (
Nihat Altiparmak received his B.S. degree in Resume): Computer Engineering from Bilkent University in May 2007 and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio in May 2013. He joined the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Louisville as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in August 2013, where he has been a tenured Associate Professor since July, 2019. His research interests has spanned the broad area of computer systems, specifically focusing on operating systems, data storage systems, and parallel & distributed systems. His research findings have appeared in top-tier international journals including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACM Transactions on Storage, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. He received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award in 2017 with his research in Automatic Storage System Optimizations, NSF's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) award in 2018 to form a High Performance Big Data Analysis Platform at the University of Louisville, NSF's Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) award in 2023 to form the Cardinal Academic Research Data Storage (CARDS) infrastructure at the University of Louisville, and a Best Research Paper Runner-up award from the CloudCom 2019 conference. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the founding director of the Computer Systems Laboratory at the University of Louisville.
Data Storage Systems
Parallel and Distributed Systems
Selected Publications (
Selected Grants (
CC* Data Storage: Cardinal Academic Research Data Storage (CARDS).
National Science Foundation (NSF), OAC Division (2322248).
Nihat Altiparmak (PI), 9/1/2023 - 8/31/2025, $500,000.
*In collaboration with Co-PIs Sabur Hassan Baidya, Dibson Dibe Gondim, Melissa Smith, Lee Thompson, and Senior Personnel Robert Berson, Aly Farag, Hermann Frieboes, Hichem Frigui, Jeremy Gaskins, Lutz Haberzettl, Benne Holwerda, Vance Jaeger, Badri Narayanan, Juw Won Park, Christina Ralph-Nearman, Eric Rouchka, Corey Watson, Hui Zhang at the University of Louisville.
MRI: Acquisition of a High Performance Big Data Analysis Platform.
National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Division (1828521).
Nihat Altiparmak (PI), 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2020, $478,727.
*In collaboration with Co-PIs Olfa Nasraoui, Ayman El-baz, Bert Little, Nejat Egilmez, and Senior Personnel Robert Keynton, Hichem Frigui, Richard Kerber, and Karunarathna Kulasekera at the University of Louisville.
CRII: CSR: Online Analysis of Disk I/O for Automatic Storage System Optimization.
National Science Foundation (NSF), CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award, CNS Division (1657296).
Nihat Altiparmak (sole PI), 2/15/2017 - 1/31/2020, $191,000.
Bryan Harris (PhD Candidate)
Samir Banjanovic (PhD Student)
Sidharth Sundar (UG)
Caeden Whitaker (UG)
Jacob Higdon (UG)
William Simpson (UG)
Wendell Richmond (UG)
Everett N. Rush (UG and MS). Next Position: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Bryan Harris (UG and MS). Next Position: PhD student at the University of Louisville.
Erica Tomes (UG and MS). Next Position: Citrix Systems.
Jared Gillespie (UG and MS). Next Position: Google.
Logan Hall (UG). Next Position: Graduate student at UT Austin.
CSE 420: Design of Operating Systems - Previously taught 20 times in FA'13-22 and SP'14-23 semesters. Current semester:
FA'23 CSE 629: Distributed System Design - Previously taught 8 times in SP'16-23 semesters. Current semester:
SP'24 CSE 593/693/796: Storage Systems (Independent Study) - Previously taught 7 times in FA'17,19; SP'16-17,19; and SU'17-18 semesters.
International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC):
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