I am a Research Staff Member in the Service Integration and Analytics group at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Rafik B. Hariri Institute at Boston University.

I got my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Boston University under the supervision of Professor Azer Bestavros. I was also a member of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering. Prior to joining Boston University, I studied at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Lebanese American University (LAU) Lebanon, where I received my M.S. in Computer Science.

Research Interests: Cloud computing, resource management, application-level scheduling, network optimization and economics, data placement, and network architecture.

Honors and awards:

  • 2012/13 Computer Science Department Research Excellence
  • 2012 ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference best paper award
  • 2010/11 Computer Science Department Teaching Fellow Excellence