About me

I am a fourth year computer science PhD student at UCSB. I work in the Distributed Systems Lab (DSL). My research focuses on building distributed and cloud data management systems. In particular, I am interested in systems that replicate data across data centers for fault-tolerance and availability. My work includes building systems that target minimizing response time while maintaining consistency. Prior to joining UCSB I was a member of the netlab at KAUST working towards my MS degree with Dr. Basem Shihada on the problem of unfairness of wireless mesh networks.


E-mail: faisalsyn _aht_ gmail.com
Phone: (805) 570-0710

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[March 2015] Received three travel awards from SIGMOD, ICDE, and UCSB senate.

[October 2014] Awarded the best presentation award at GSWC 2014.

[October 2014] Will serve in the program committee of Tiny ToCS Vol. 3 .

[May 2014] I will be joining HP Labs this year for a summer internship.

[March 2014] Awarded the Outstanding TA award for Fall 2013.