Takayuki Osogami is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.  He received a B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1998.  In 1998-2001, he was at IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, where the principal project was development of optimization algorithms.  His current research interest includes performance modeling and analysis of scheduling and resource allocation policies under distributed computing environment.