"QCRI is an ambitious and energetic place that is on track to become a top research center worldwide. I want to be part of making that happen."
At QCRI, Dr. Aboulnaga focuses his research on cloud computing and distributed systems.
Dr Ashraf Aboulnaga joined QCRI in 2013. Previously he was Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He also worked as a research staff member at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, USA, and was a visiting scientist at Google. Dr. Aboulnaga's research interests are in the areas of data intensive cloud computing and distributed systems. He has received multiple awards including the Ontario Early Researcher Award, a Google Research Award, two awards from the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Toronto for Project of the Year (2008) and Innovation Impact of the Year (2009). Dr. Aboulnaga received best paper awards at the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC) in 2015, and at the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) in 2011. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Cheriton School of Computer Science.2004–present
Google, Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaDecember 2009–June 2010.
IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA2002–2004
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.1997–2002
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.1996
Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, USA.May–August 1999 and May–August 1998.
Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.1993–1996
University of Wisconsin - Madison2002
University of Wisconsin - Madison1999
Alexandria University, Egypt1996
Alexandria University, Egypt,1993
"Arabesque: A System for Distributed Graph Mining." In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP),October 2015
"DAX: A Widely Distributed Multi-tenant Storage Service for DBMS Hosting." Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), volume 6, number 4, 2013. Presented at the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB '13), Riva del Garda, Italy,August 2013
"Scalable Maximum Clique Computation Using MapReduce." IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE '13), Brisbane, Australia, pages 74-85,April 2013
"Recommending XML Physical Designs for XML Databases." The VLDB Journal (VLDBJ),2013
"RemusDB: Transparent High Availability for Database Systems." The VLDB Journal (VLDBJ), volume 22, number 1, pages 29-45,February 2013
"ReStore: Reusing Results of MapReduce Jobs." Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), volume 5, number 6, pages 586-597, February 2012. Presented at the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB '12), Istanbul, Turkey,August 2012