Alexandra Fedorova

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Dr. Alexandra Fedorova

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC
Sloan Research Fellow
Consultant, MongoDB



Recent blog posts:

I am looking for PhD students and postdocs with strong OS skills to work on projects related to non-volatile memory and processing-in-memory.

Short Bio

I received my PhD from Harvard in 2006, where I had an honor to work under the supervision of Margo Seltzer on my thesis Operating System Scheduling for Multicore Processors. During my PhD I interned at Sun Microsystems Labs, where I contributed to development of the Niagara processor simulator and experimented with adopting transactional memory in real applications. Between 2006 and 2015 I was an Assistant and then Associate professor at the School of Computing Science at SFU. I joined the ECE department at the University of British Columbia in 2015. My research focuses broadly on systems, and I am especially interested in memory management and solving the "memory wall" problem. I am a recipient of the Anita Borg Early Career award and of the Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship.

In my day-to-day life, I measure and hack operating systems and databases, converse with my grad students and consult for MongoDB. When I am not doing that, I dance ballet, bake bread, and explore the world with my husband and daughters.

Contact Information:

Dr. Alexandra Fedorova
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4,

Office: Kaiser 4113
Phone: +1 (604) 822-0615
Fax: +1 (604) 822-5949
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