Lamia Youseff
Postdoctoral Associate, CSAIL, MIT
lyouseff @ csail . mit . edu

Lamia M. Youseff is currently a postdoctoral associate with Professor Anant Agarwal's Group at CSAIL, MIT. She joined MIT in Sept. 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she worked as a research and teaching assistant since 2003 with Professor Rich Wolski. Her general research interest includes virtualization for scientific and HPC applications as well as cloud computing. Lamia is originally from Egypt, where she received her B.Sc. from the American University in Cairo. She has also received several awards, including the international ACM-UPE'02, the AUC presidential cup'03, XHPC best paper award'06 and IPDPS best poster award'08 at the TCPP PhD Forum in its inaugural year.
My old webpage at UCSB is kept here.

[Selected Publications]
[Selected Awards]
[Professional Activities]
[Research Experiences]
[Selected Press Coverage]


• [Updated September 22nd, 2010] Nickolai Zeldovich and Lamia Youseff are organizing a BOF session on OS Design and Implementation for Future Multicore Architectures, to be held with The 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '10). The session is open to all OSDI attendees and will be held on Tuesday, October 5, between 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at the Boardroom.
• [Updated September 22nd, 2010] The Carbon group is holding an all-day training session on the Graphite 100-core Simulator . Graphite is an open-source parallel, distributed simulator infrastructure designed to enable rapid high-level architectural evaluation and software development for future multicore architectures. It provides both functional and performance modeling for cores, on-chip networks, and memory subsystems including cache hierarchies with full cache coherence. The training will be held at MIT, CSAIL in Rm G449 (Patil/ Kiva) on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 between 10am - 5 pm.
• [Updated July 30th, 2010] Lamia is co-chairing the second workshop on Computer Architecture and Operating System co-design (CAOS), to be held in conjunction with the 6th ACM International Conference on High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers (HiPEAC'11). The workshop website is up now and accepting submissions. Please, consider sending your best papers before the workshop deadline (Oct. 4th 2010).

[Selected Publications]

• David Wentzlaff, Charles Gruenwald, Nathan Beckmann, Kevin Modzelewski, Adam Belay, Lamia Youseff, Jason Miller, Anant Agarwal, An Operating System for Multicore and Clouds: Mechanisms and Implementation, In proceeding of ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC), June, 2010. (pdf)
• Dan Nurmi, Rich Wolski, Chris Grzegorczyk, Graziano Obertelli, Sunil Soman, Lamia Youseff and Dmitrii Zagorodnov, The Eucalyptus Open-source Cloud-computing System, the proceedings of CCGrid'09: the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, Shanghai, China, May 2009. (pdf) (cited by 201)
• Lamia Youseff, Maria Butrico, and Dilma Da Silva, Towards a Unified Ontology of Cloud Computing, Grid Computing Environments Workshop (GCE08), held in conjunction with SC08 (November, 2008). (pdf) (cited by 71)
• Lamia Youseff, Keith Seymour, Haihang You, Jack Dongarra and Rich Wolski, The Impact of Paravirtualized Memory Hierarchy on Linear Algebra Computational Kernels and Software, at the IEEE/ACM International symposium on high performance distributed computing (HPDC), Boston, MA, June 2008. (pdf) (cited by 13)
• Lamia Youseff, Rich Wolski, Brent Gorda and Chandra Krintz, Paravirtualization for HPC Systems, Workshop on XEN in HPC Cluster and Grid Computing Environments (XHPC), held in conjunction with The International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Application (ISPA 2006), December 2006. (pdf) (cited by 55)--Awarded Best Paper Award--

[Selected Awards]

• April 2008: Best Poster Award, at the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) Inaugural Ph.D. Forum, held with IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) April '08, Miami, Florida, USA.
• December 2006: Best Paper Award, Workshop on XEN in HPC Cluster and Grid Computing Environments (XHPC), held with the International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Application (ISPA'06), Sorrento, Italy.
• February 2003: AUC Presidential Cup, American University in Cairo, 'awarded at each commencement to the student achieving the highest cumulative grade point average.'
• September/October 2001: UPE-ACM International Award and Scholarship, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (International Honor Society for the Computing Sciences) with ACM 'for her academic excellence and excellent record of extracurricular activities.'

[Selected Professional Activities]

Co-Chair, The second workshop on Computer Architecture and Operating System co-design (CAOS), to be held in conjunction with the 6th ACM International Conference on High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers (HiPEAC'11).
Program Committee Member, various workshops including IEEE International Workshop on Emerging Applications for Cloud Computing (in conjunction with COMPSAC'2010), Xen Summit (held in conjunction with USENIX'08) and First European Grid Application Workshop'02.
Reviewer,various journals including the Computer journal, the IEEE’s Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Cluster Computing, and the journal for Transactions on Computers.
Founder, Women in Computer Science (WiCS), Computer Science Dept., UCSB, Fall 2007.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Graduate Students Association (GSA), elected through campus-wide elections, UCSB, 2005- 2006. Activities included representing graduate students in the senate graduate council, senate committee on research and instructional resources, selection committee for campus-wide librarian, selection committee for outstanding mentor, teacher and teaching-assistant senate awards
President , ACM-AUC Student Chapter (by election), and Epsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) chapter and honor society (by nomination), AUC, Cairo, Egypt, 2001- 2002.
ACM ICPC Regional Contest Manager, Fourth & Fifth North African and Arab Regional ACM Programming Contest, as part of the ACM International Inter-Collegiate Programming Context (ICPC), Cairo, Egypt, 2001 & 2002.

[Research Experiences]

• 2009 -- present: Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT.
• 2003 -- 2009: Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara.
• Summer 2008: Research Scientist Co-op, Advanced OS Group, IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab, New York
• Summer 2007: Visiting Researcher Prof. Jack Dongarra's Group, Innovative Computing Laboratory, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
• Summer 2005: Visiting Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL), Livermore, California.

[Selected Press Coverage]

• Doc Searls, Linux Journal: EUCALYPTUS: a Tree Growing in the Cloud, March 16th, 2009.
• James Urquhart, CNET news: A better way to understand cloud computing, January 28, 2009.
• Kevin Jackson, SYS-CON Media: A Tactical Cloud Computing Ontology , April 14, 2009.
• John M. Willis Blog, Unified Ontology of Cloud Computing, January 28, 2009.
• Sam Dean, Eucalyptus: An Unsung Open Source Infrastructure for Cloud Computing, Jun. 04, 2008.

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