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A pictorial representation of myself (at some point of time in the past)

Vivek Shah

APL group
Department of Computer Science
University of Copenhagen


Department of Computer Science (DIKU)
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 5
HCØ, building B, room 01-0-025
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Email: My email

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A Brief History of me

I am a doctoral student in the APL group within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen. I am being supervised by Marcos Vaz Salles (Master Obi Wan) and Fritz Henglein (Master Windu) in my Jedi training. I am interested in building systems especially distributed data driven systems which leverage modern hardware architecture and address problems faced by current application stacks. More specifically, my current research is aimed at designing efficient OLTP systems targetting varied heterogenous architectures and optimal resource utilization with performance guarantees that can be programmer controlled. I am also known for trolling the HIPERFIT group.

I finished my M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen with a specialization in Programming languages and Systems in November, 2012. I completed my Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from NIT Hamirpur in 2008. I was born in Kolkata in eastern India. I grew up and spent my entire childhood and teenage years in the quiet town of Naihati beside the mythological well known old river Ganges. And before you get any wrong notions, I am not a holy man out to save your souls.


Teaching experiences

Mentoring experiences

I am looking for interested B.Sc and M.Sc students interested in building systems. If you have ideas or are hunting for ideas, feel free to email or meet me.




Recent Updates

[07/06/2015]Looking forward to the summer internship stint at Microsoft Research, Redmond on Orleans.

[07/06/2015]DMSLab now has its first graduated PhD student. A big round of applause for Kostas for defending his dissertation successfully.

[24/11/2014]OSDI 2014 talks, slides, papers can be found here.

[24/11/2014]SOSP 2013 talks are available on youtube.

[06/08/2014]Looking forward to attend VLDB in Hangzhou, China this year.

[13/11/2013]The weeklong Advanced Java workshop course from Nov 11- Nov 15, 2013 just ended.

[06/09/2013]There is an Advanced Java workshop course coming up for interested students from Nov 11- Nov 15, 2013.

[19/06/2013]APL group in DIKU now has a shiny new Freenode channel. Come on #diku-apl if you want to troll.

[24/05/2013]A new systems seminar reading group (will be extended to full blown seminar once we have more people) is starting up. See here. If you are interested, just send an email.

[14/05/2013]I am planning to restart my old blog which I started as a M.Sc student and plan to continue as a PhD student to detail my not so personal experiences in Copenhagen.

[12/05/2013] Looking for Bachelor and Master's students for possible thesis options in systems.

[18/03/2013] I joined the PhD bandwagon in a 3 year sprint to earn a cool degree.

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