News

All news are listed in reversed chronological order.

Feb 2024

  1. Feb 6, 2024
    Just wrapped up an inspiring talk at the PSD Peer Mentorship Program @UChicago! I shared insights with my talk “Academic Success: Navigating your Journey”. Grateful for the opportunity to empower students in their educational pursuits.

Jan 2024

  1. Jan 22, 2024
    I have received a certificate of leadership for successfully completing the 2023 National Postdocotoral Assocication SmartSkills program.
  2. Jan 18, 2024
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 10th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting (ITISE).

Dec 2023

  1. Dec 15, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 15th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE).
  2. Dec 11, 2023
    Our article, “The Globus Compute Dataset: An Open Function-as-a-Service Dataset From the Edge to the Cloud”, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems. Delve into the world of federated function-as-a-service (FaaS) through our unique dataset from the Globus Compute platform. This dataset spans 31 weeks, capturing 2 million task submissions, 252 users, and 580 computing endpoints. Explore intriguing observations, from short task runtimes to the diverse use of endpoints. As the first federated FaaS dataset with user workloads, it will be a goldmine for research in FaaS architecture and distributed computing.

Nov 2023

  1. Nov 20, 2023
    Our article, “Towards a Cryptography Encyclopedia: A Survey on Attribute-based Encryption”, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Surveillance, Security and Safety. Dive into our survey, where we construct a sub-encyclopedia dedicated to Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE) schemes—a crucial component in digital business models, particularly in domains like streaming. Our work provides a comprehensive overview, taxonomy, and performance evaluation of 42 ABE schemes. By bridging the gap for developers, we envision a cryptography encyclopedia that simplifies the process of selecting the most suitable encryption schemes for various applications.
  2. Nov 18, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 13th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA).
  3. Nov 7, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as artifacts evaluation program committee member at the 24th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGRID).

Oct 2023

  1. Oct 30, 2023
    Our paper, “Trillion Parameter AI Serving Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery: A Survey and Vision”, has been accepted for publication at the 2023 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies conference (BDCAT). Focusing on the transformative impact of deep learning, especially with Trillion Parameter Models such as Huawei’s PanGu-Σ, our paper presents a visionary ecosystem tailored to meet the evolving needs of the scientific community. Delving into the technical challenges associated with serving Trillion Parameter Models for groundbreaking discoveries, the paper outlines essential requirements for a robust software stack and flexible interfaces.
  2. Oct 27, 2023
    Our article, “De Bello Homomorphico: Investigation of the extensibility of the OpenFHE library with basic mathematical functions by means of common approaches using the example of the CKKS cryptosystem”, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information Security. In the context of the growing number of IoT devices and the associated increased threat of cyber attacks, our study addresses the challenge of selecting the right Secure Group Communication (SGC) scheme. The comprehensive evaluation of 34 schemes, considering computational and communication costs along with security features, is presented. Our use of decision trees simplifies the selection process for centralized, distributed, and decentralized SGC schemes. Arm yourself with these insights for robust IoT security.
  3. Oct 27, 2023
    Our paper, “Tournament-Based Pretraining to Accelerate Federated Learning”, has been accepted for presentation at the 4th ACM International Workshops on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Scientific Applications (AI4S). In this work, we introduce three innovative variants of a serverless federated learning framework, specifically addressing challenges associated with leveraging edge data. We introduce tournament-based pretraining that significantly enhances model performance. With these federated learning advancements, we aim to enable researchers to move beyond hurdles and focus on advancing scientific applications.

Sep 2023

  1. Sep 30, 2023
    I was honored to be the first speaker of the first South Side Science Festival Science Slam. The video of my presentation is available here.
  2. Sep 27, 2023
    My talk at the GAIN 2023 Science Slam is now available on YouTube.
  3. Sep 11, 2023
    The last Leadership Academy’s week-long training on leadership begins today.

Aug 2023

  1. Aug 25, 2023
    Today the GAIN conference starts, and I’m happy to take part in the Science Slam.
  2. Aug 24, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 14th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER).
  3. Aug 17, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as chair for demo and poster session at the 15th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE).

Jul 2023

  1. Jul 17, 2023
    Our workshop paper, “Performance Impact Analysis of Homomorphic Encryption: A Case Study Using Linear Regression as an Example”, has been accepted for presentation at the 18th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC). In this study, we delve into the performance of homomorphic encryption through real-world applications of linear regression. The verdict? While homomorphic linear regression takes minutes, slower than its non-homomorphic counterpart, it stands out for its security features.
  2. Jul 3, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 16th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing and 10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (UCC).

Jun 2023

  1. Jun 20, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 14th Symposium on Software Performance (SSP).

May 2023

  1. May 25, 2023
    Our journal paper, “Recommendation of Secure Group Communication Schemes Using Multi-objective Optimization”, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information Security. This study addresses the challenge of choosing the appropriate Secure Group Communication (SGC) scheme. We systematically evaluate 34 schemes, analyzing computational and communication costs along with security features. Utilizing decision trees, we streamline the selection process for centralized, distributed, and decentralized SGC schemes.
  2. May 19, 2023
    Our article, “Impact of Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump on Early Outcomes in Patients With Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction Undergoing Elective Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With Cardiopulmonary Bypass”, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Cardiology. In our study, we thoroughly investigated the use of prophylactic intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction. The results are conclusive: there is a notable reduction in postoperative low cardiac output syndrome, a lower requirement for support, and no increase in in-hospital mortality. The use of prophylactic IABP emerges as a beneficial strategy for improving outcomes in high-risk cardiac procedures.
  3. May 19, 2023
    I got the acceptance for the GAIN Participation Grant. The GAIN conference connects internationally mobile German scientists with representatives from the scientific community, politics, and industry.

Apr 2023

  1. Apr 28, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member (demo and poster session) at the 4th International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS).
  2. Apr 17, 2023
    Our research paper “Efficient Data Processing: Assessing the Performance of Different Programming Languages” was honored as runner-up for the best Data Challenge paper at the 14th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE).
  3. Apr 12, 2023
    The Leadership Academy’s week-long training on leadership begins today.

Mar 2023

  1. Mar 24, 2023
    I received a Google Academic Research Grant worth $1000.
  2. Mar 6, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 12th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA).

Feb 2023

  1. Feb 25, 2023
    Our paper, “An Empirical Study of Container Image Configurations and Their Impact on Start Times,” just accepted at the 23rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Internet Computing (CCGRID), delves into an analysis of 200,000 open-source Docker Hub images. Through this extensive examination, we discovered that container start times exhibit a broad range—from milliseconds to seconds—even within the same environment. Notably, our findings reveal that no single dominant configuration feature decisively determines a container’s start time.
  2. Feb 14, 2023
    Our research paper, “Searching for the Ground Truth: Assessing the Similarity of Benchmarking Runs”, has been accepted for presentation at the 14th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE). Delving into the stability of benchmark measurements, our study scrutinizes 586 micro-benchmarks. We explore the challenges, evaluate previous approaches, and introduce a new heuristic. Even in a peer review scenario, humans find it challenging to identify disimilar benchmark runs, highlighting the complexity of the issue. Notably, our heuristic stands out with an impressive 92% sensitivity, offering a promising contribution to the assessment of benchmarking run similarity.
  3. Feb 14, 2023
    Our research paper, “Efficient Data Processing: Assessing the Performance of Different Programming Languages”, has been accepted for presentation at the 14th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE). In this study, we delve into the intriguing realm of data processing, specifically comparing the performance of R, Python, and Rust in various tasks. Our paper presents the results of comprehensive benchmarks implemented in each language, revealing significant performance gaps. Surprisingly, even identical code exhibits variations based on the interpreter used. While Rust and Python showcase strong performance, R lags behind in the assessed data tasks.
  4. Feb 6, 2023
    I was honored with the 2023 SPECtacular Award for my dedicated service in the SPEC Research Group.
  5. Feb 1, 2023
    Our article, “A literature review of IoT and CPS - What they are, and what they are not”, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Systems & Software. It investigates whether terms like Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, and others are merely buzzwords or meaningful concepts. By delving into the origins, conducting a comprehensive literature review, and providing precise definitions for IoT and CPS, our research aims to contribute clarity to these evolving fields.

Jan 2023

  1. Jan 24, 2023
    I accepted the invitation as program committee member at the 9th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting (ITISE).
  2. Jan 19, 2023
    I got the acceptance for the GSO Leadership Academy fellowship, which offer full stipends for 25 outstanding researchers of all disciplines.
  3. Jan 10, 2023
    Our paper, “A Systematic Approach for Benchmarking of Container Orchestration Frameworks”, has been accepted for presentation at the 14th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE). In this latest work, we introduce COFFEE, a benchmarking approach designed specifically for container orchestrators. Recognizing the critical importance of assessing performance in this domain, our paper addresses the lack of a comprehensive approach until now. We systematically define requirements, link them to metrics, and propose a benchmark architecture.
  4. Jan 10, 2023
    My research grant entitled “MINERVA: Performance Prediction of Microservice Applications with Black-Box Container Orchestration” was founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with an amount of €322,096.
  5. Jan 10, 2023
    Our research paper, “Autoscaler Evaluation and Configuration: A Practitioner’s Guideline,” has been accepted for presentation at the 14th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE). In this study, we address the intriguing question of how autoscaler setup influences both the quality and cost of cloud applications. Our paper offers valuable insights, presenting practical guidelines for autoscaler performance evaluation. With step-by-step instructions, realistic usage behaviors, and considerations for various traffic patterns, our research provides a comprehensive resource for practitioners navigating the challenges of autoscaler configuration.
  6. Jan 5, 2023
    Launch of this website.