I am proud to contribute to the growing effort of establishing QCRI as a world-class research institute in applied computing by developing theories and systems of high impact for both academia and industry.
Essam’s research interests lie in cloud computing, parallel algorithms, decentralized graph data management, elastic OLTP and OLAP systems, mining and processing very large datasets.
Before joining QCRI, Essam was a research fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he led a project for developing a framework for a cloud-based string database system. The project aimed to bridge the gap between Big Data analytics and cloud computing.
Essam has developed different parallel string operators, such as maximal pairs and motif extraction. His system utilizes multi-core systems, clusters and supercomputers. Compared to recent methods, his system can expect much faster execution while supporting 2-3 orders of magnitude more data than existing methods. Moreover, his system reports scalability up to 16,384 cores on a supercomputer.
Essam delivered a complete course in Cloud Computing at KAUST. Additionally, he offered different lectures on advanced data management for KAUST students.
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