The FogGuru project funds the PhD programs of eight young and talented early-stage researchers — also known as The Gurus.

Hamidreza Arkian
Hamidreza Arkian comes from Iran. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in the Information Technology Engineering from the University of Guilan. “During my Masters, I enjoyed working on the Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks and Vehicular Cloud, and I published several international papers in these areas.” His PhD’s topic is “Stream Processing Operator Placement.” Its objective is to design algorithms to decide on the placement of stream processing operators in a Fog computing environment.
Li (Lilly) Wu
Li (Lilly) Wu comes from China. She obtained her Master degree in Signal Processing in Information and Communication Engineering from Southeast University in April 2015. She worked with IBM as a Cloud Software Developer then Site Reliability Engineer. Her PhD topic is “Autonomous management optimization based on online anomaly detection.” The objective is to analyze vast amounts of monitoring data in order to detect performance and functional anomalies, identify their root causes, and automate remediation.
Hamidreza Arkian
Dimitrios Giouroukis comes from Greece. He obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Peloponnese and his M.Sc. from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. “Both of my theses have been published in academic conferences. The help of my supervisors has been tremendous in order to motivate me and guide me into an academic direction, so far.” His PhD’s topic is “Elasticity mechanisms for distributed stream processing under QoS constraints” which aims to investigate run-time scaling in various stream processing engines by varying the level of parallelism of currently executing programs, and to design a mechanism for automatic migration of operators.