Saeed Abedi

I am a PhD student in the department of Computer and Information Science at University of Pennsylvania, advised by Prof. Boon Thau loo and Prof. Linh Thi Xuan Phan, I am also a member of Distributed Systems Group and NetDB@Penn. Prior to enrollment at Penn, I got my B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. My research interests include distributed systems, networking, and cloud computing.

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University of Pennsylvania

PhD at Computer and Information Science, 2016 - present

Sharif University of Technology

B.Sc. at Computer Engineering, 2011 - 2016


Network Functions Virtualization With Timing Guarantees

University of Pennsylvania, NetDB@Penn (Sep 2016 - Now)
In this project we introduce a real-time platform to execute VNFs on the data centers with timing guarantee. Our platform works in online phase, when new flows are added to the data centers and the execution time of VNFs changes over the time, we provide an incremental optimization for the runtime.

Energy-Aware Scheduling of MapReduce Jobs

Sharif University of Technology, Energy-Aware Systems Lab (Sep 2015 - Apr 2016)
In this project we introduce a task scheduling algorithm to improve the energy efficiency of MapReduce applications, while it satisfies the deadline and cost constraints. Our algorithm finds an assignment of Map and Reduce tasks to the physical cores of servers in order to minimize the energy consumption of the data centers.

Software Pipelining for Cyclic SDF Graphs

Sharif University of Technology, Electrical Engineering Department (Mar 2014 - Sep 2015)
In this project we introduce a task scheduling algorithm optimized for cyclic Synchronous Data Flow Graphs (SDFGs). SDF graph is a common model to execute stream applications in manycore platforms. Our algorithm presents a wide range of task schedulings regarding Buffer size, Latency and Execution Period of the SDF graph.


Teaching Assistant

Software Systems (UPenn), Fall 2017
Computer Architecture (SUT), Fall 2014, Spring 2014
Computer Structure and Language (SUT), Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Fundamental of Programming (SUT), Fall 2013
Advance Programming (SUT), Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Computer Programming Teacher

Allameh Helli High School, Tehran, Iran (Sep 2012 - Aug 2015)

Work Experience

Internship at ICT Innovation Center

Tehran, Iran (Feb 2016 - Aug 2016)
ICTIC supports several startup companies in information and communication technologies. I worked in High Performance Data Storage (HPDS) company which is a startup in storage systems.


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