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Kapil Arya

Part-Time Lecturer


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
370 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Kapil Arya, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Operating Systems
  • High Performance Computing and related areas.


  • PhD in Computer Science, Northeastern University
  • BS in Computer Science, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur


Kapil received his PhD in Computer Science from Northeastern University in 2014. Prior to that he received his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Jai Narain Vyas University in his hometown of Jodhpur. Kapil is a Distributed Systems Engineer at Mesosphere, Inc., where he contributes to the Apache Mesos and DC/OS projects. The Apache Mesos project is an open source project for managing computer clusters.

About me


Jodhpur, India

What is your research focus?

My research focuses on providing fault-tolerance for high-performance computing. The DMTCP checkpointing project is the most widely-used tool for transparently checkpointing the state of a distributed program spread across many machines without modifying the user’s program or the operating system kernel.

What courses do you teach?

  • CS3650 Computer Systems