Sherif Akoush

 

About

I am currently a research associate at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (Digital Technology Group), where I also finished my PhD. Previously, I have completed both my undergraduate and masters degrees in Computer Science at the American University in Cairo. I worked for 5 years in industry, implementing several location based services.
I was born in Cairo, Egypt.

Research

I am exploring how to capture efficiently data causality in "Big Data" systems and what we can do with this information. I am also interested in energy-efficient datacentres and how to exploit renewable enegy to power them.
Supervisor: Prof. Andy Hopper
Group: Digital Technology Group

Publications (selected)

-Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan and Andy Hopper. HadoopProv: Towards Provenance as a First Class Citizen in MapReduce, the 5th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP'13), Lombard, IL, USA, April 2013. [pdf]
-Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Bogdan Roman, Andrew Rice and Andy Hopper. Activity Based Sector Synchronisation: Efficient Transfer of Disk-State for WAN Live Migration, the 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS'11), Singapore, July 2011. [pdf]
-Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Andrew Rice, Andrew W. Moore and Andy Hopper. Free Lunch: Exploiting Renewable Energy for Computing, the 13th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HOTOS'XIII), NAPA, CL, USA, May 2011. [pdf]
-Sherif Akoush, Ripduman Sohan, Andrew Rice, Andrew W. Moore and Andy Hopper. Predicting the Performance of Virtual Machine Migration, the 18th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS'10), Miami, FL, USA, August 2010. [pdf][Best Student Paper]
-Andrew Rice, Sherif Akoush and Andy Hopper. Failure is an option. Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2008-61, 2008. [pdf]
-Sherif Akoush, Ahmed Sameh and Awad Khalil. Enhancing Cellular Network Performance through Mobile User Position and Service Prediction, the 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (ISCA'07), Las Vegas, NV, USA, September 2007.

More

-Talk at MASCOTS 2011 about the Efficient Transfer of Disk-State for WAN Live Migration. [pdf]
-Talk at HotOS 2011 about Exploiting Renewable Energy for Computing. [pdf]
-MIT technologyreview: Really Remote Data. [link]
-Talk about Renewable Energy in Data Centers. Presented at DTG (June 2008) and SRG (January 2008). [ppt]
-Poster Paper at Microsoft Summer School 2008. [pdf]
-Solar and Wind Simulated Energy Production Worldwide 2007. [avi]
-2 Minutes Video About My Research. [youtube]

Contact

Telephone Number: +44 1223 (7)67017
Email: sa497 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Office Location: SN17
Postal Address: William Gates Building,
15 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge,
CB3 0FD.