Professional Activities


Bldg59, Rm:3058B,

1 Cyclotron Road, ESnet/CRD,

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab,

Berkeley, California, 94720

Email: mkiran@lbl.gov

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Updated list at Google Scholar and DBLP.


  1. A. Chabbra, M.Kiran, Classifying elephant and nice flows in high performance networks, INDIS workshop, SC17
  2. M. Gribaudo, M. Iacono, M. Kiran, “A performance modeling framework for lambda architecture based applications”, Future Generation Computer Systems, August 30, 2017.
  3. S Khan, T Yairi, M Kiran, “Towards a Cloud-based Machine Learning for Health Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis”, Asia Pacific Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2017, August 1, 2017.
  4. M Kiran, E Pouyoul, A Mercian, B Tierney, C Guok, I Monga, “Enabling intent to configure scientific networks for high performance demands”, Future Generation Computer Systems, August 2, 2017.
  5. Tatyana Eftonova, Mariam Kiran, Mike Stannett, “Long-term Macroeconomic Dynamics of Competition in the Russian Economy using Agent-based Modelling”, International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) 6 (1), 1-20, 2017, January 1, 2017.
  6. Mariam Kiran, X-Machines for Agent-Based Modeling: FLAME Perspectives, [Book]
  7. A Mercian, M Kiran, E Pouyoul, B Tierney, I Monga, “INDIRA:‘Application Intent’ network assistant to configure SDN-based high performance scientific networks”, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, July 1, 2017


  1. M Kiran, E Pouyoul, A Mercian, B Tierney, C Guok, I Monga, “Enabling Intent to Configure Scientific Networks for High Performance Demands”, 3nd International Workshop on Innovating the Network for Data Intensive Science (INDIS) 2016, SC16., November 10, 2016.
  2. M Usman, A Iqbal, M Kiran, “A Bandwidth Friendly Architecture for Cloud Gaming”, 31st International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2017), December 1, 2016.
  3. B Mohammed, M Kiran, IU Awan, KM Maiyama, “Optimising Fault Tolerance in Real-Time Cloud Computing IaaS Environment”, Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud), 2016 IEEE 4th International, September 15, 2016.
  4. B Mohammed, M Kiran, IU Awan, KM Maiyama", An Integrated Virtualized Strategy for Fault Tolerance in Cloud Computing Environment", Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud), 2016 IEEE 4th International, 2016
  5. M Kiran, A Simons, "Testing Software Services in Cloud Ecosystems", International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) 6 (1), 42-58, 2016
  6. Mariam Kiran, “Legal Issues Surrounding Connected Government Services: A Closer Look at G-Clouds”, Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government, ( October 24, 2015)


  1. M Kiran, “Women in HPC: Changing the Face of HPC”, SC15: HPC transforms, 2015, Austin Texas, November 15, 2015
  2. M Kiran, “Multiple platforms: Issues of porting Agent-Based Simulation from Grids to Graphics cards”, Workshop on Portability Among HPC Architectures for Scientific Applications, SC15: HPC transforms, 2015, Austin Texas., November 15, 2015,
  3. P Yadav, M Kiran, A Bennaceur, L Georgieva, M Salama and A E Cano, “Jack of all Trades versus Master of one”, Grace Hopper 2015 Conference, November, 2015, November 1, 2015,
  4. Mariam Kiran, Peter Murphy, Inder Monga, Jon Dugan, Sartaj Baveja, “Lambda Architecture for Cost-effective Batch and Speed Big Data processing”, First Workshop on Data-Centric Infrastructure for Big Data Science (DIBS), October 29, 2015,
  5. Mariam Kiran, “What is Modelling and Simulation: An introduction”, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, (December 24, 2015)
  6. M Kiran, “A methodology for Cloud Security Risks Management”, Cloud Computing, (October 20, 2015)
  7. M Kiran, “Platform dependency and cloud use for ABM, Satellite Workshop, Computational Transparency in Modeling Complex Systems,”, Conference on Complex Systems, Arizona, USA, 2015., September 5, 2015
  8. P Yadav, M Kiran, A Bennaceur, L Georgieva, M Salama and A E Cano, “Impact of Gender Diversity and Equality Initiatives”, WomENcourage 2015 Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, October, 2015, September 1, 2015
  9. M Kiran, S Konur, M Burkitt, “PlatOpen Platform Dependency for Open ABM Complex Model Simulations, Satellite Workshop,”, Conference on Complex Systems, Arizona, USA, 2015., September 1, 2015
  10. Mariam Kiran, Kabiru Maiyama, Haroon Mir, Bashir Mohammad, Ashraf Al Oun, “Agent-Based Modelling as a Service on Amazon EC2: Opportunities and Challenges”, Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2015 IEEE/ACM 8th International Conference on, September 1, 2015
  11. S Konur, M Kiran, M Gheorghe, M Burkitt, F Ipate,, “Agent-based high-performance simulation of biological systems on the GPU,”, High Performance Computing and Communications, IEEE, 2015, May 1, 2015
  12. A Al-Ou’n, M Kiran, DD Kouvatsos, “Using Agent-Based VM Placement Policy,”, Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud), Rome, Italy, August, 2015, April 1, 2015
  13. B Mohammed, M Kiran, “Analysis of Cloud Test Beds Using OpenSource Solutions,”, Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud), Rome, Italy, August, 2015, April 1, 2015
  14. Mariam Kiran, Anthony JH Simons, “Model-Based Testing for Composite Web Services in Cloud Brokerage Scenarios”, Advances in Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing, ESOCC, 2014, September 1, 2014
  15. M Kiran, M Stanett, “Bitcoin risk analysis, NEMODE Policy Paper”, December 1, 2015


  1. B Mohammed, M Kiran, “Experimental Report on Setting up a Cloud Computing Environment at the University”, arXiv preprint arXiv:1412.4582 1 2014, June 1, 2014,
  2. M Kiran, G Katsaros, J Guitart, JL Prieto, "Methodology for Information Management and Data Assessment in Cloud Environments", International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC) 6, 2014
  3. M Kiran, AJH Simons, "Model-Based Testing for Composite Web Services in Cloud Brokerage Scenarios", European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing, 190-205, 2014
  4. M Kiran,Using FLAME Toolkit for Agent-Based Simulation: Case Study Sugarscape Model arXiv preprint arXiv:1408.3441,2014
  5. M Kiran,A Methodology for Cloud Security Risks Management, Cloud Computing, 75-104


  1. M Kiran, A Friesen, A J H Simons and W K R Schwach, “Model-based Testing in Cloud Brokerage Scenarios,”, Proc. 1st. Int. Workshop on Cloud Service Brokerage. Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2013 Workshops, LNCS 8377, 2014, September 1, 2014
  2. U Khan, M Oriol, M Kiran, “Threat methodology for securing scalable video in the Cloud”, Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST), 2013 8th Int. Conf., Pages 428-436, IEEE, 2013, September 1, 2013
  3. K Djemame, B Barnitzke, M Corrales, M Kiran, M Jiang, D Armstrong, ..., Legal issues in clouds: towards a risk inventory, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 371 (1983),2013
  4. M Holcombe, S Coakley, M Kiran, S Chin, C Greenough, D Worth, ..., Large-scale modeling of economic systems Complex Systems Publications


  1. T Kirkham, K Djemame, M Kiran, M Jiang, G Vafiadis, A Evangelinou, “Risk based SLA management in clouds: A legal perspective,”, Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2012, September 1, 2012,
  2. M.Kiran, A.U.Khan, M.Jiang, K.Djemame, M.Oriol, M.Corrales,, “Managing Security Threats in Clouds”, Digital Research 2012, September 1, 2012,
  3. A.U.Khan, M.Kiran, M.Oriol, M.Jiang, K.Djemame, “Security risks and their management in cloud computing”, CloudCom 2012: 121-128, September 1, 2012,
  4. T.Kirkham, D.Armstrong, K.Djemame, M.Corrales, M.Kiran, I.Nwankwo, M.Jiang, N.Forgo, “Assuring Data Privacy in Cloud Transformations,”, In: TrustCom, 2012, September 1, 2012


  1. K.Djemame, D.Armstrong, M.Kiran, M.Jiang, “A Risk Assessment Framework and Software Toolkit for Cloud Service Ecosystems, Cloud Computing 2011,”, The Second International Conference on Cloud Computing, Grids and Virtualization, pg: 119-126, ISBN: 978-1-61208-153-3, Italy, September 1, 2011
  2. S.F.Adra, M.Kiran, P.McMinn, N.Walkinshaw, “A multiobjective optimisation approach for the dynamic inference and refinement of agent-based model specifications,”, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2011: 2237-2244, New Orleans, USA, January 2, 2011
  3. M.Kiran, M.Jiang, D.Armstrong and K.Djemame, “Towards a Service Life Cycle-based Methodology for Risk Assessment in Cloud Computing,”, CGC 2011, International conference on Cloud and Green Computing, December, Australia, Proceedings DASC 2011: 449-456, January 2, 2011


  1. M.Kiran, P.Richmond, M.Holcombe, L.S.Chin, D.Worth and C.Greenough, “FLAME: Simulating Large Populations of Agents on Parallel Hardware Architectures”, AAMAS 2010: 1633-1636, Toronto, Canada, June 1, 2010


  1. M Kiran, S Coakley, N Walkinshaw, P McMinn, M Holcombe, Validation and discovery from computational biology models Biosystems 93 (1), 141-150, 2008