Personal homepage of Alexander Tarvo

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Brown University in Providence, RI. Here I am working with Professor Steven Reiss on modeling performance of multithreaded computer programs. Prior to joining Brown I was working at Microsoft on statistical models to predict risk in the Windows OS and on tools to collect data necessary for these models.

My main research area is Software Engineering; In particuar, I am interested in program analysis, performance engineering, and risk prediction. Also my research interests include Machine Learning (applied machine learning, data mining) and Simulation (both discrete event simulation and statistical modeling).

Currently I am working on building performance models for multithreaded programs. These models can predict performance of the program depending on its configuration. As a part of this work I have developed a PERformance SImulation Kit (PERSIK) - an OMNET-based framework for building performance models. Now we are extending PERSIK framework to allow automatic generation of program models.


alexta at cs dot brown dot edu

Post address:

Box 1910, Computer Science Department
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912