Computer Laboratory

Diana Andreea Popescu


I am a final-year PhD student in Computer Science and a Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher in the Systems Research Group at the University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, and my advisor is Dr. Andrew Moore. I am currently working on assessing the impact of network latency on typical cloud applications' performance. I am interested in data centre networking, network measurement and programmable data planes. My work is funded by the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN METRICS project and the EU Horizon 2020 SSICLOPS project.

I studied for my undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, where I graduated first of my class, and for my master degree in Computer Science at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

I am a member of Churchill College. I served as postgraduate representative and media chair on the women@CL committee for the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. I was awarded a Women Techmakers Scholarship by Google in 2017.




Work Experience

  • Software Engineering Intern at Google, Sunnyvale, USA, June 2017 - August 2017
    I worked in the Network Infrastructure team on optimising Bandwidth Enforcer's traffic delegation system to improve performance when used by specific application architectures.
  • Software Engineering Intern at Google, Mountain View, USA, June 2015 - September 2015
    I worked in the Platforms Networking team on improving a network monitoring system used in Google's data centers.
  • Site Reliability Engineer Intern at Google, Zurich, Switzerland, August 2013 - January 2014
    I worked in the Social Storage SRE team on measuring the CPU usage of individual user queries in order to estimate the cost of a query.
  • Master Thesis Intern at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, February 2013 - July 2013
    I worked for my master thesis on researching parallelisation techniques for the library used in the design of the Final Focus System of the future accelerators, the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).
  • Intern at CERN openlab, Geneva, Switzerland, July 2010 - August 2010
    Performance monitoring of the software frameworks for the Large Hadron Collider experiments.


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