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Name: Shams Imam
Bio: I am a sixth-year graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at Rice University working under the supervision of Prof. Vivek Sarkar in the Habanero Extreme Scale Software Research Project. My research interests mostly include Parallel Programming Models and Runtime Systems with the aim to make writing task parallel programs on multicore machines easier for programmers. My current work involves building a generic framework that efficiently supports all synchronization patterns, not only those available in actors or the fork-join model, in task parallel programs. At Rice, I am currently involved in building a cooperative runtime for Habanero-Java. My previous research includes work on developing an efficient implementation of a programming model integrating both Actors and Fork-Join parallel models. I have been involved in projects such as Habanero-Scala, CnC-Scala, CnC-Matlab, and CnC-Python. A list of my published work is available on my publication page and also on Google Scholar.
Affiliation: Rice University
Personal website: http://shams.web.rice.edu/
Research interests: Parallel Programming, Actor Model, Async-Finish Model, Task Parallelism, Delimited Continuations
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