My Primary research interest is Decentralized Distributed Management Systems. Specifically I am working with Management & Monitoring Architectures, Autonomic Systems and Rule Based Management Systems. In addition, I am fascinated by architectures based on distributed communication models (e.g. Pub/Sub system, P2P systems, Group communications, Distributed Queue), and their scalability characteristics.
I took my Oral Qualifiers in 2006 Fall, here is the Reading List of Oral PhD Qualifying Exam
However on the way I have seen working on Web Services and Grid Service Architectures.