Gerald Baumgartner

Gerald Baumgartner

Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor

3272D Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225 578 2191


Educational Background

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Purdue University, 1996

M.S. in Computer Science, Purdue University, 1992

Dipl.-Ing. in Computer Science, Linz University, 1988


Research Interests

Cloud Computing and Desktop Grids, Software Testing Tools, Social Media Data Mining, Embedded Systems Programming Tools, Compiler Optimization, Design and Implementation of Domain-Specific Languages, and Object-Oriented Languages.


Teaching Responsibilities

CSC 1351: Introduction to Computer Science II for Majors

CSC 4101: Programming Languages

CSC 4351: Compiler Construction

CSC 7101: Programming Language Structures

CSC 7351: Advanced Compiler Design Theory


Selected Publications

A Vector-Scheduling Approach for Running Many-Task Applications in the Cloud, B. Peterson, Y. Fazlalizadeh, G. Baumgartner, Q. Wang. In M. Luo and J.-J. Zhang (Eds.): Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), Seattle, WA, 25-30 June 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10967, Springer Verlag, pp. 3-19. Best paper award.

A Decentralized Scheduling Framework for Many-Task Scientific Computing in a Hybrid Cloud, B. Peterson, G. Baumgartner, Q. Wang. Service Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC), Vol. 5, No. 1, Dec. 2017, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.29268/stcc.2017.5.1.1.

Empirical Performance-Model Driven Data Layout Optimization and Library Call Selection for Tensor Contraction Expressions, Q. Lu, X. Gao, S. Krishnamoorthy, G. Baumgartner, J. Ramanujam, P. Sadayappan. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 72, No. 3, March 2012, pp. 338-352, doi: 10.1016/j.jpdc.2011.09.006.

Memory-Optimal Evaluation of Expression Trees Involving Large Objects, C. Lam, T. Rauber, G. Baumgartner, D. Cociorva, P. Sadayappan. Computer Languages, Systems & Structures, Vol. 37, No. 2, July 2011, pp. 63-75, doi: 10.1016/

Performance Optimization of Tensor Contraction Expressions for Many-Body Methods in Quantum Chemistry, A. Hartono, Q. Lu, T. Henretty, S. Krishnamoorthy, H. Zhang, G. Baumgartner, D.E. Bernholdt, M. Nooijen, R.M. Pitzer, J. Ramanujam, P. Sadayappan. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 113, No. 45, September 2009, pp. 12715-12723.

Efficient Synthesis of Out-of-Core Algorithms Using a Nonlinear Optimization Solver, S. Krishnan, S. Krishnamoorthy, G. Baumgartner, C. Lam, J. Ramanujam, P. Sadayappan, V. Choppella. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 66, No. 5, May 2006, pp. 659-673.

Self-Organizing Scheduling on the Organic Grid, A.J. Chakravarti, G. Baumgartner, M. Lauria. International Journal on High-Performance Computing Applications, Vol. 20, No. 1, January 2006, pp. 115-130.


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