NEWS!



   
  • April 2014: I am the recipient of the 2014 USC Viterbi School of Engineering's best dissertation award.
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  • 1st April 2014: I just submitted my dissertation. I wholeheartedly thank each and every one of you.
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  • March 2014: My recent accomplishments are covered in CRA-W's Winter-Spring 2014 News Letter.You can access the news letter here.
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  • 13th March 2014: My story was featured in Viterbi's e-magazine. You can read the article here.
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  • 6th March 2014: I was awarded a USC Remarkable Woman award in the 2014 USC Women's Conference.
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  • 3th March 2014: BG Coordinator is available for download now.
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  • 24th February 2014: I passed my Ph.D. defense. I am officially a doctor now :) !
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  • May - August 2013: I interned at Microsoft Redmond as a software developer in the VMM team.
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  • June 2013: I have been awarded the 2013 Google PhD Fellowship in Cloud Computing! Thanks, Google!
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  • April 2013: I passed the USC PhD Qualifying exam. Yay!
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  • June 2012: "COSAR-CQN: An Application Transparent Approach to Cache Consistency" wins the best paper award at SEDE 2012.
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  • June 2012: BG Benchmark is available for download now!


  • About Me

     

    My name is Sumita Barahmand and I've been doing my graduate studies at the  Department of Computer Science , University of Southern California since Fall 2009. I'm currently in my final year of PhD studies and I'm working as a research assistant in the Database Systems Lab with Prof. Shahram Ghandeharizadeh.

    I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering-Information Technology Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.

    My current research interests include social benchmarking, evaluating data stores within social networks, and social streaming, sharing of multimedia streams in social networks using smart devices and the cloud. I am interested in benchmarking and evaluating the true processing capability of SQL, NoSQl, New SQL and Cache Augmented SQL data stores striving to model reality as close as possible. I am also interested in investigating approaches for streaming video as a component of real-time mode of communication within social networks. These concepts are exercised in a prototype named RAYS that was deployed in early 2011. So far I have targeted data availability and benchmarking social behavior within RAYS and have focused on the design and implementation of novel memory management techniques that allow viewers of social streams to perform time-shifted displays on the streams.


    I am also keen on issues relevant to psychology. I paint with oil and water colors and draw with charcoal and color pencils. I have a passion for traveling and understanding different cultures and enjoy friendship of very diverse people from different backgrounds.





































     
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