Lucas Chaufournier.
Lucas Chaufournier.


I am a third year MS/PhD student working in the LASS Lab with Prashant Shenoy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My area of focus is in cloud computing, virtualization and distributed systems, though my interests cross into the boundaries of security and privacy as well. Currently we are evaluating the performance of Multipath transport protocols and their place in the data center. I hope to use some machine learning techniques in my thesis work on Edge Clouds.

Apart from cloud computing, I enjoy studying all aspects of computer science and how they interact with people and the surrounding world. As part of my commitment to reproducible research, I maintain an open research notebook that details my weekly research progress and any interesting thoughts that I have. I hope to later include how-to's on how to replicate experiments from my papers. My notebook can be found here.

When I am not busy doing research or coursework, I often find myself drifting into various thought experiments for fun. Who knows maybe some day they'll lead to an interesting project! During some downtime in Amherst, I recently discovered rock climbing and have quickly become addicted to it. I find it serves as a nice escape from grad school and allows me to use my brain in a different way. I have also gotten into cycling recently and hope to soon tackle some century rides. On my undergraduate study abroad trip to London, I discovered the sport of darts and have loved it ever since.

Selected Publications

Fast Transparent Virtual Machine Migration in Distributed Edge Clouds
Lucas Chaufournier, Prateek Sharma, Franck Le, Erich Nahum, Prashant Shenoy, Don Towsley
ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing 2017 paper

Containers and Virtual Machines at Scale: A Comparative Study
Prateek Sharma, Lucas Chaufournier, Prashant Shenoy, Y.C. Tay
Middleware 2016 paper

CloudNet: Dynamic Pooling of Cloud Resources by Live WAN Migration of Virtual Machines
T. Wood, K K. Ramakrishnan, P. Shenoy, J. van der Merwe, J. Hwang, G. Liu and L. Chaufournier
IEEE Transactions on Networking (TON), 2014. paper