I am an academic in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. I lead the Quality of Service Research Lab (QORE), which focuses on quality assurance and resource management in software systems and services.

Prospective PhD/post-doc applicants: I am willing to supervise new students with an interest for applications of modelling and AI/ML to distributed software systems, in particular to engineer QoS management systems. Most PhD projects I offer are data-driven and involve techniques such as AI/ML-based classification, inference and regression, stochastic workloads, system modelling, Markov processes, and queueing analysis.

My group offers a lively and friendly environment to carry out postgraduate studies. Feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss opportunities or alternatively apply directly for PhD indicating me as a potential PhD supervisor. I have a record of sponsoring successful applicants for the President’s, China Scholarship Council, and Commonwealth Council studentships.

Departmental PhD scholarships are available for prospective PhD students, check out the departmental deadlines and the application guidelines. I am also interested to sponsor prospective applicants for Marie-Curie actionsEPSRC postdoctoral fellowships, and the Imperial College Research Fellowship.

Projects: My ongoing and recent projects are in the area of software engineering for cloud applications, with a focus both on system design (e.g., architectural optimization) and resource management (e.g., autoscaling, load-balancing). I am currently coordinating RADON (2019-21), a large collaborative project on serverless computing and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS). I also co-maintain a number of modelling tools for queueing theory and Markov processes, such as JMT, LINE, and KPC-Toolbox.

Teaching: I teach three courses at Bachelor and Master’s levels: C343 Operations research, C337 Simulation and modelling, and C339 Performance engineering.

PhD admissions: for general inquiries related to PhD admissions in our department, please contact the PhD programme administrator, Dr Amani El-Kholy.

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