I am a researcher in the Systems Research Group at Microsoft Research. My research interests are in the area of computer architecture with aspects of semiconductor technologies and computer systems. My current research investigates hardware-software co-design (by leveraging emerging hardware or designing new hardware) to improve the efficiency, availability, and security of cloud systems.
Prior to joining Microsoft, I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Babak Falsafi. There, I co-architected CloudSuite, a benchmark suite for scale-out cloud services, and worked on processor architectures and memory systems for large-scale datacenters.
BuMP: Bulk Memory Access Prediction and Streaming
S. Volos, J. Picorel, B. Falsafi, and B. Grot. In International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2014.
P. Lotfi-Kamran, B. Grot, M. Ferdman, S. Volos, O. Kocberber, Javier Picorel, A. Adileh, D. Jevdjic, S. Idgunji, E. Ozer, and B. Falsafi. In International Symposium on Computer Architecture, 2012.
Clearing the Clouds: A Study of Emerging Scale-Out Workloads on Modern Hardware
M. Ferdman, A. Adileh, O. Kocberber, S. Volos, M. Alisafaee, D. Jevdjic, C. Kaynak, A. D. Popescu, A. Ailamaki, and B. Falsafi. In International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, 2012. ASPLOS Best Paper Award. IEEE Micro Top Picks 2014.