Recent graduate Jack Kosaian (BSE CS ’16) has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies in computer science and engineering.
Jack has enjoyed involvement in research across diverse domains within the College of Engineering. He has worked with Professor Albert Shih in Mechanical Engineering to develop devices to assist in the training of ophthalmology residents and with Professor Vineet Kamat in Civil Engineering to perform automated and accurate pose-estimation of excavators. He currently works with Professor Mosharaf Chowdhury on developing systems to mitigate load imbalance for data-intensive systems (EC-Cache, OSDI’16), and to reduce communication overhead in performing analytics over geographically distributed datasets.
In the fall, Jack will start a Ph.D. program in computer science, though he is still deciding where he will attend. He plans to continue research on data-intensive systems, and is particularly interested in systems that transparently make use of machines with heterogeneous hardware accelerators connected in both datacenter and wide-area domains. He is also interested in reducing the difficulty of configuring and deploying data analytics systems for non-domain experts.
About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.