Pallickara’s research expertise is in large-scale distributed systems, cloud computing, and Big Data.
Pallickara’s work has been deployed in domains such as epidemiology, earthquake science, environmental and ecological monitoring, health-care systems, high-energy physics, defense applications, geosciences, GIS and commercial internet conferencing systems. He has placed all systems software produced as part of his research – thousands of classes and a few million lines of code – in the open-source domain.
Pallickara’s research has been funded by agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom, including the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Long Range program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the United Kingdom’s Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute.
Pallickara is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and the CSU Board of Governors’ Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Pallickara earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University, and his bachelor’s in engineering, electronics and telecommunications from Bombay University, India.