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About Me

I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign . My advisor is Prof. Indranil Gupta .

My research interests are primarily in distributed systems. Recently, I have been working on providing adaptive scaling in multi-tenant stream processing systems such as Apache Storm.

Before coming to UIUC, I completed my undergraduate education at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NUST in Pakistan.

When I am not working, I like to spend my time reading. Check out my ever-growing reading list for 2016 here!

Current Research Project


Creating a version of Apache Storm that is elastic.

Checkpointing in Apache Spark

Investigating methods to improve the performance of checkpointing in Apache Spark.

Awards and Honors

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