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Postdoctoral Researcher in Storage Systems
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA

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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the storage systems group at IBM Research Almaden which I joined in December 2016. Previously, I did a PhD at Imperial College London in distributed systems under Peter Pietzuch. I hold a MSc and BSc degree in Computer Science from Technical University Munich (TUM) where I worked under Prof. Alfons Kemper on P2P-based data management systems.

My research interests are related to scalability and performance of distributed systems. During my PhD, I worked on the intersection of data-parallel frameworks and the network. More specifically, I investigated how to integrate knowledge on the phsysical network infrastructure with the query planner and scheduler of a data parallel processing system to utilise network resources more efficiently.