Contact Information

Department of Computer Science
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
1000 Faner Dr, Mail Code 4511
Carbondale, IL 62901
office: +1 (618) 453 6037
E-mail: tessema dot mengistu at siu dot edu

Tessema M Mengistu

Lecturer and PhD Candidate

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale


I am a PhD candidate at University of Southern Illinois Carbondale under the supervison of Prof. Che. I am working on alternative Cloud Computing model that we call Credit Union Cloud Computing Model(cuCloud in short). The cuCloud can be defined as a cloud service that runs on an existing computing infrastructure of an organization, which is not setup for cloud purpose specifically. It can be considered as an opportunistic cloud service that runs on spare resources of computers with in an organization.

Research Interests

  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Internet Measurment