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Alexandra Fedorova received her PhD at Harvard in 2006 with a thesis on Operating System Scheduling for Multicore Processors. While at Harvard, Dr. Fedorova interned at Sun Microsystems Labs and contributed to the development of the Niagara processor simulator and experimented with adopting transactional memory in real applications. Between 2006 and 2015 Dr. Fedorova was an Assistant and then Associate professor at the School of Computing Science at SFU, where she also launched the Big Data professional Master's program in 2014. Dr. Fedorova was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2012 and the ACM CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award in 2011.
Dr. Fedorova joined ECE in 2015. Her research centers around performance, usability and energy-efficiency of computer systems; the current focus is on effective management of memory and CPU resources. She also measures and hacks operating systems, runtime libraries and other system software and teaches courses on all kinds of systems: operating, distributed, Big Data. In her spare time she consults for MongoDB; working on enhancing performance of their back-end key-value store WiredTiger.
Introduction to operating systems, their design and their implementation. Process concurrency, synchronization, communication and scheduling. Device drivers, memory management, virtual memory, file systems, networking and security. [3-3-0]
Electrical Engineering Seminar and Special Problems - BIG DATA SYSTEMS
According to the ex-CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, “every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003″. Massive amounts of data at our disposal and exponential advances in computing technology enabling us to process it, ushered in the era of “big data”. Businesses, healthcare industry and governments alike are keen on leveraging big data for improving their products and services, for discovering trends in disease proliferation, for personal health improvement and other goals. Big data is everywhere.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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