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Aleksandra Kuzmanovska

Visiting Address:MF 6.108
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

+31 40 247 8208
a.kuzmanovska ( at )


Currently, I am a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dick Epema at the System Architecture and Networks Group (SAN) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Initially, I joined the SAN group as a researcher within the RMAC project in 2012. My interests are in the areas of large scale distributed systems and cloud. As a PhD student, my research focus is on resource management, performance analysis and scheduling in data-center environments such as clusters, grids or clouds in context of large scale processing frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.


[16-19 May 2016]    Presenting a paper at CCGrid'16, Cartagena, Colombia
[20 Jan 2016]           Accepted paper at CCGrid
[12-16 Mar 2016]    Attending ICPE, Delft, The Netherlands
[11 Mar 2016]         Presenting my work at ORTEC, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
[27-29 Oct 2015]    Attending Spark Summit Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
[24-25 Mar 2015]   Presenting my work at ICT.OPEN, Amersfort, The Netherlands
[23 May 2014]        Presenting a paper at JSSPP, Phoenix, Arizona
[07-08 May 2014]  Windows Azure for Research Training
[13-16 Apr 2014]   Attending EuroSys2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
[07-11 Apr 2014]   Attending IPA Spring Days on Cyber-Security.
[10 Mar 2014]       Accepted paper at JSSPP co-located with IPDPS 2014
[26 Jan. 2014]       Submitted first paper.
[01 Jan. 2013]       Started as a PhD student.
[15 Mar. 2012]      Joined the SAN group at TU Eindhoven as a researcher.

Teaching Activities

Currently, I am involved in giving the following courses:

  • Grid and cloud computing [ 2IN28 ] Fall'12-'14
  • Grid and cloud computing [ 2IMN30 ] Fall'15

  • RMAFCloudJan 2013 - Jan 2017

    The main objectives of this project is to design a generic framework that allows a wide range of current and future frameworks to be scheduled dynamically in cluster and datacenter environments.
  • RMACJan 2012 - Jan 2013

    The overall goal of RMAC project is to provide solutions for the effective, efficient, and elastic resource management across multiple clouds at the Infrastructure as a Service level for a wide range of application types in federated public and private cloud infrastructures as extensions of the current systems.


  • Aleksandra Kuzmanovska, Rudolf H. Mak, and Dick Epema: Towards a Resource Manager for Scheduling Frameworks
    In Doctoral Symposium of IEEE/ACM CCGrid, May 2016, Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Aleksandra Kuzmanovska, Rudolf H. Mak, and Dick Epema: KOALA-F: A Resource Manager for Scheduling Frameworks in Clusters
    In IEEE/ACM CCGrid, May 2016, Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Aleksandra Kuzmanovska, Rudolf H. Mak, and Dick Epema: Dynamically Scheduling a Component-Based Framework in Clusters
    In JSSPP co-located with IPDPS, May 2014, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Markovski S., Kuzmanovska A. and Simeonovski M.: A Protocol for Secure SMS Communication for Android OS
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference ICT Innovations (Springer), September 2011, Skopje, Macedonia.
  • Markovski S., Kuzmanovska A. and Simeonovski M.: Secure SMS Communication Based on Quasigroup Transformations
    1st International Conference ICT Innovations 2009, September 2009, Ohrid, Macedonia.