Walid A. Hanafy

I am a third-year PhD student in the College of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I am advised by Prof. Prashant Shenoy. I am affiliated with Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems. Before Joining UMass I worked as a Researcher and as an R&D engineer in multiple Universities. I also worked as a developer for a couple of years.

My research interests include cloud computing, software architecture and building large scale distributed systems. My current research focuses on efficient training and inference of machine learning systems. I am interested in good research collaborations. For other details please checkout my resume.

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MS/PhD Student, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA (2019 - NOW)
  • My research focuses on building resilient and efficient machine learning systems.
  • Thesis Title: TBD
MS in Computer Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt (2015 - 2018)
  • My research focused on Autonomous Cloud Computing Infrastructure Management
  • Thesis Title: Container Type Virtualization Management in Cloud Computing
BS in Computer Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt (2006 - 2011)
  • I Graduated as a Top of Class with score 82.5%
  • My Graduation Project was a driver assistant system capable of monitoring drivers state and behavior using computing vision and ultrasonic sensors


Teaching Experience:

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

  • COMPSCI 577: Operating Systems Design and Implementation

Helwan University, Egypt

  • Software Engineering
  • Operating Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Database Systems