I’m happy to announce that my thesis won the UW CSE William Chan Memorial Dissertation Award.
I have been working on a theoretical paper on a unified theory of consistency, coherence and isolation, so it seemed like a good time to update my blog post on the difference.
I have finally finished my thesis! It is now available online.
My “Research for Practice” article on distributed transactions is in the recent issue of the CACM.
In the end-of-year rush, I completely missed that the ACM Queue published my invited article on distributed transactions in their “Research for Practice” series. My article summarizes three recent papers – Spanner, TAPIR, and Callas – and discusses why they are important innovations in distributed transactions.
I’m excited to be attending the Rising Stars workshop at CMU in October. From the webpage, Rising Stars “brings together the world’s brightest women Ph.D. students, postdocs, and engineers/scientists, for two days of scientific interactions and career-oriented discussions aimed at navigating the early stages of careers in academia.”
I just attended the NCWIT Conference on Women and IT to receive honorable mention for the NCWIT Collegiate Award. It was great to see what people in positions of more power than me are doing to increase diversity in computer science.
Crosscut has a great article highlighting CSE’s efforts to bring more women into computer science and keep them there.
After much clean-up, the TAPIR codebase is available! Check it out on github. The repo also includes implementations of Viewstamped Replication and conventional two-phase commit with both optimistic concurrency control and strict two-phase locking.
TAPIR has been in the news recently! GeekWire featured us as runners-up for the Madrona Prize. Madrona awards this prize annually at the UW CSE Industrial Affiliates Meeting to to the research projects with the most start-up potential. In other news, the morning paper blog summarizes our work for Twitter readers.
Our paper on building consistent transactions with inconsistent replication will appear in the 25th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles in Monterey, CA. Learn more about SOSP 2015.
I recently co-chaired the Symposium on Potentially Computer Science (PoCSci ‘15). As many people know, PoCSci is the premier venue for fake computer science research, and there was a lot of exciting work presented this year, especially from our keynote speaker. More on the event at the CSE News.
I recently organized a mini-conference at CSE in the spirit of the annual Grace Hopper Conference as a celebration of women in the department. Ed has some of the background on how the event came to be on the CSE News.
Google has just named me one of the 2015 Anita Borg Scholars. More info about the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.
UW CSE has created a series of short videos showcasing research in the department and, apparently, I am CSE! Learn more from Ed at the CSE News. Watch the video of me discussing Agate, and Adriana and I attempting to use a mobile device.
On Friday, the department held a party celebrating graduate counselor, Lindsay Michimoto. Lindsay has been with the department for 15 years, and in that time has processed 14,245 applications to the Ph.D. program (including mine twice!) and advised 602 Ph.D. students. She is definitely one of the very unique features of CSE and is probably responsible for me going to grad school at all.
A few PhD students (not me!) sang a musical number dedicated to Lindsay’s many years of listening to complaining grad students. More on the event and Lindsay on the CSE News.
The CSE Symposium featured 18 students from around the department giving high-level overviews of their research. I gave a talk on Operating Systems Services for Modern Applications covering Sapphire, Agate and Diamond.
I will be giving a talk at MSR Redmond on Sapphire on November 18th and a talk at Amazon on TAPIR on November 20th. For any of my friends at MSR or Amazon that will be around, I would love to catch up and chat about either project!
I gave a talk on Sapphire at the annual Seattle ARCS luncheon. Always nice to see all of the sponsors coming out in support of the sciences!
Arrakis wins the Madrona prize during UW CSE Industrial Affiliates Research Day and is featured on GeekWire.
The systems lab girls take OSDI 2014!
Arrakis wins the best paper award at OSDI and I gave my talk on Sapphire today! See video of my talk.
My papers on Sapphire and Arrakis will appear at OSDI 2014.
I presented our work on TAPIR at the first UW Systems, Networking and Architecture (SANE) retreat.
Congratulations to everyone on a successful visit days!
I gave a guest lecture on Arrakis in CSE 451, the undergraduate operating systems class.
I presented a work-in-progress talk on Sapphire at SOSP 2013.
I presented a poster on Sapphire at the UW Industrial Affiliates meeting.
I presented my research to the National Science Board at their annual meeting. We were able to discuss with the board the direction of the NSF fellowship and funding for the sciences.
I hung out with the girls of Project Splash for lunch. Project Splash is a summer camp for high school girls interested in computer science, where they get to build underwater robots. Looked like a lot of fun!
I presented my research on improving VM restore performance at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC).
Adriana presented a short talk on Sapphire at the UW/MSR Networks and Systems Meeting.
I presented Sapphire at the UW/MSR Architecture Workshop.