Patents by Inventor Nagui Halim

Nagui Halim has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10534911
    Abstract: There is a computer program product and computer system that includes program instructions programmed to identify, in a software-defined environment, a security container describing a workload and a set of resources required by the workload, the security container including self-describing sub-containers having associated metadata describing content of a respectively corresponding sub-container; determine, for the workload, a set of resource-divisible portions of the workload including a compute-resource portion; generate a plurality of sub-containers within the security container, a sub-container within the plurality of sub-containers being a self-describing sub-container having associated metadata describing the content of the sub-container representing only one resource-divisible portion, the sub-container being an operating system sub-container; and responsive to identifying a security event while processing the workload, adjust a security mechanism associated with the security container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Josyula R. Rao, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 10423457
    Abstract: Outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) includes determining a business operation and a corresponding set of tasks to be performed in a software defined environment (SDE), establishing a first resource configuration to perform the corresponding set of tasks to achieve a business outcome target, determining a first resource cost for performing the corresponding set of tasks, assigning a priority level to tasks within the corresponding set of tasks, determining a set of performance indicators corresponding to a task having a first priority level, monitoring the SDE to identify a triggering event, responsive to identifying the triggering event, establishing a second resource configuration based, at least in part, on a performance level of a performance indicator in the set of performance indicators, the second resource configuration addressing the triggering event, and determining a second resource cost for performing the corresponding set of tasks according to the second resource config
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 10395004
    Abstract: A method of analyzing physiological data streams. According to the method, physiological data is received into a computerized machine. The physiological data comprises numerical data and medical symptoms of a patient. Features are extracted from the physiological data based on development of the physiological data over a period of time. The features are converted into a textual representation using natural language generation. Input terms for an information retrieval system operating on the computerized machine are automatically generated based on the features. The input terms are input to the information retrieval system. A corpus of data is automatically searched to retrieve results to the input terms using the information retrieval system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alain E. Biem, Timothy R. Dinger, Nagui Halim, Gang Luo, Daby M. Sow, Deepak S. Turaga
  • Patent number: 10216544
    Abstract: A method and system for outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) that includes establishing a link between a business outcome and a first resource configuration from software defined environment, establishing a monitoring mechanism for continuously measuring a current state of the SDE, using a behavior model of the SDE to anticipate, or forecast, a triggering event, and responsive to the forecast of a triggering event, using the behavior model to determine a second resource configuration to achieve the business outcome. The link includes at least one of a utility of services for the business outcome, a cost of a set of resources consumed by the first resource configuration, and a risk of the set of resources becoming unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 10210461
    Abstract: A method for performing assisted knowledge discovery includes receiving a dataset. Each of a plurality of analytical techniques is applied to the received data set to generate a plurality of corresponding analytical results. A composite validation metric is applied to each of the plurality of analytical results. The composite validation metric is a single scoring/ranking function that is created from a plurality of different scoring/ranking functions. The plurality of analytical results is presented to a user arranged in accordance with the results of the applying the composite validation metric to each of the plurality of analytical results. A selection from the user from among the plurality of analytical results is recorded. The user's selection is used to modify the composite validation metric such that the analytical techniques responsible for generating the selected analytical result is scored/ranked more highly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alain Biem, Nagui Halim, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Daby M. Sow, Deepak S. Turaga, Long H. Vu
  • Publication number: 20180300478
    Abstract: There is a computer program product and computer system that includes program instructions programmed to identify, in a software-defined environment, a security container describing a workload and a set of resources required by the workload, the security container including self-describing sub-containers having associated metadata describing content of a respectively corresponding sub-container; determine, for the workload, a set of resource-divisible portions of the workload including a compute-resource portion; generate a plurality of sub-containers within the security container, a sub-container within the plurality of sub-containers being a self-describing sub-container having associated metadata describing the content of the sub-container representing only one resource-divisible portion, the sub-container being an operating system sub-container; and responsive to identifying a security event while processing the workload, adjust a security mechanism associated with the security container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Josyula R. Rao, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180300479
    Abstract: There is a computer program product and computer system that includes program instructions programmed to establish a security container describing a workload and a set of resources in a software-defined environment, the security container including a set of sub-containers that are self-describing sub-containers having associated metadata describing content of a respectively corresponding sub-container, each sub-container of the set of sub-containers respectively corresponds to a resource-divisible portion of the workload, the set of resources being required by the workload, wherein a sub-container of the set of sub-containers is an operating system sub-container; monitor the workload and the set of resources for security events; and responsive to identifying a security event, adjust isolation mechanisms provided by the plurality of sub-containers at various layers of a stack. The set of sub-containers represents an end-to-end run time environment for processing the workload using the set of resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Josyula R. Rao, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180285425
    Abstract: An encoding system for encoding an event time series, the system including an inter-arrival time computing device configured to transform inter-arrival times between a plurality of input events into discrete time symbols and map the input events and the discrete time symbols using a dictionary to output a time gram representing a temporal dimension between a sequences of events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Nagui HALIM, Srinivasan PARTHASARATHY, Venkata N. PAVULURI, Daby Mousse SOW, Deepak Srinivas TURAGA
  • Patent number: 10049140
    Abstract: An encoding system for encoding an event time series, the system including an inter-arrival time computing device configured to compute an inter-arrival time between a plurality of input events and computes a sequence of events, a transformation device configured to transform the inter-arrival time between the plurality of input events into discrete time symbols, and a mapping device configured to map the input events and the discrete time symbols using a dictionary to output a time gram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nagui Halim, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Venkata N. Pavuluri, Daby Mousse Sow, Deepak Srinivas Turaga
  • Patent number: 10043007
    Abstract: There is a method and system that includes establishing a security container that describes a workload and a set of resources that corresponds to the workload in a software-defined environment, determining a set of security criteria for the security container, monitoring the workload and the set of resources for security events based, at least in part, upon the set of security criteria, and responsive to identifying a security event, adjusting one or more security mechanisms. The steps of monitoring and adjusting are operated within the software-defined environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Josyula R. Rao, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180218267
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for recognizing goals using an artificial intelligence planner, a model of a domain, a set of observations associated with the domain, and a set of possible goals. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises, in response to receiving a set of possible goals of an agent, a model of a domain, and a set of observations associated with the domain, transforming, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, a goal recognition problem into an artificial intelligence planning problem; determining, by the system, a set of plans using an artificial intelligence planner on the artificial intelligence planning problem; and determining, by the system, a probability distribution over the set of possible goals based on the set of plans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Nagui Halim, Anton Viktorovich Riabov, Shirin Sohrabi Araghi, Octavian Udrea
  • Publication number: 20180218300
    Abstract: Techniques for scenario planning are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method can comprise analyzing, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, content using a topic model. The content can be associated with a defined source and is related to one or more current events. The computer-implemented method can also comprise determining, by the device, one or more portions of the analyzed content that are relevant to one or more key risk drivers using a risk driver model. The computer-implemented method can also comprise aggregating, by the device, the determined one or more portions into one or more emerging storylines based on values of one or more attributes of the topic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Yuan-Chi Chang, Mark D. Feblowitz, Nagui Halim, Stuart S. Horn, Edward J. Pring, Anton V. Riabov, Edward W. Shay, Shirin Sohrabi Araghi, Deepak S. Turaga, Octavian Udrea, Fang Yuan, Peter Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20180218299
    Abstract: Techniques for scenario planning are provided. In one example, a computer-implemented method can comprise analyzing, by a device operatively coupled to a processor, content using a topic model. The content can be associated with a defined source and is related to one or more current events. The computer-implemented method can also comprise determining, by the device, one or more portions of the analyzed content that are relevant to one or more key risk drivers using a risk driver model. The computer-implemented method can also comprise aggregating, by the device, the determined one or more portions into one or more emerging storylines based on values of one or more attributes of the topic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Yuan-Chi Chang, Mark D. Feblowitz, Nagui Halim, Stuart S. Horn, Edward J. Pring, Anton V. Riabov, Edward W. Shay, Shirin Sohrabi Araghi, Deepak S. Turaga, Octavian Udrea, Fang Yuan, Peter Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20180218266
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for recognizing goals using an artificial intelligence planner, a model of a domain, a set of observations associated with the domain, and a set of possible goals. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises, in response to receiving a set of possible goals of an agent, a model of a domain, and a set of observations associated with the domain, transforming, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, a goal recognition problem into an artificial intelligence planning problem; determining, by the system, a set of plans using an artificial intelligence planner on the artificial intelligence planning problem; and determining, by the system, a probability distribution over the set of possible goals based on the set of plans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Nagui Halim, Anton Viktorovich Riabov, Shirin Sohrabi Araghi, Octavian Udrea
  • Patent number: 9851933
    Abstract: There is a method and system for capability-based resource allocation in a software-defined environment that performs the following steps (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining a set of capability characteristics for a plurality of workload resources within a software-defined environment; (ii) determining a set of workload components for a specified workload; and (iii) identifying a set of workload resources from the plurality of workload resources to allocate to the specified workload based, at least in part, on the set of capability characteristics corresponding to each workload within the set of workload resources. A workload component of the set of workload components has a unique set of workload characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Yu-Cheng Hsu, Dilip D. Kandlur, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Renato J. Recio, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170250891
    Abstract: A method and system for outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) that includes establishing a link between a business outcome and a first resource configuration from software defined environment, establishing a monitoring mechanism for continuously measuring a current state of the SDE, using a behavior model of the SDE to anticipate, or forecast, a triggering event, and responsive to the forecast of a triggering event, using the behavior model to determine a second resource configuration to achieve the business outcome. The link includes at least one of a utility of services for the business outcome, a cost of a set of resources consumed by the first resource configuration, and a risk of the set of resources becoming unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170249193
    Abstract: Outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) includes determining a business operation and a corresponding set of tasks to be performed in a software defined environment (SDE), establishing a first resource configuration to perform the corresponding set of tasks to achieve a business outcome target, determining a first resource cost for performing the corresponding set of tasks, assigning a priority level to tasks within the corresponding set of tasks, determining a set of performance indicators corresponding to a task having a first priority level, monitoring the SDE to identify a triggering event, responsive to identifying the triggering event, establishing a second resource configuration based, at least in part, on a performance level of a performance indicator in the set of performance indicators, the second resource configuration addressing the triggering event, and determining a second resource cost for performing the corresponding set of tasks according to the second resource config
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9729421
    Abstract: A method and system for outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) that includes establishing a link between a business outcome and a first resource configuration from software defined environment, establishing a monitoring mechanism for continuously measuring a current state of the SDE, using a behavior model of the SDE to anticipate, or forecast, a triggering event, and responsive to the forecast of a triggering event, using the behavior model to determine a second resource configuration to achieve the business outcome. The link includes at least one of a utility of services for the business outcome, a cost of a set of resources consumed by the first resource configuration, and a risk of the set of resources becoming unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170206352
    Abstract: There is a method and system that includes establishing a security container that describes a workload and a set of resources that corresponds to the workload in a software-defined environment, determining a set of security criteria for the security container, monitoring the workload and the set of resources for security events based, at least in part, upon the set of security criteria, and responsive to identifying a security event, adjusting one or more security mechanisms. The steps of monitoring and adjusting are operated within the software-defined environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Josyula R. Rao, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9652612
    Abstract: There is a method and system that includes establishing a security container that describes a workload and a set of resources that corresponds to the workload in a software-defined environment, determining a set of security criteria for the security container, monitoring the workload and the set of resources for security events based, at least in part, upon the set of security criteria, and responsive to identifying a security event, adjusting one or more security mechanisms. The steps of monitoring and adjusting are operated within the software-defined environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Dimitrios Pendarakis, Josyula R. Rao, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Michael D. Williams