About me

I am a third 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.

Publications

[12] Minimizing Commit Latency of Transactions in Geo-Replicated Data Stores.
(SIGMOD 2015)

[11] Chariots : A Scalable Shared Log for Data Management in Multi-Datacenter Cloud Environments.
(EDBT 2015)

[10] Procrastination Beats Prevention: Timely Sufficient Persistence for Efficient Crash Resilience.
(EDBT 2015)

[9] High Performance Temporal Indexing on Modern Hardware.
(ICDE 2015)

[8] MaaT: Effective and scalable coordination of distributed transactions in the cloud.
(VLDB 2014)

[7] Fair Packet Scheduling in Wireless Mesh Networks.
(Elsevier Journal of Ad Hoc Networks 2014)

[6] Message Futures: Fast Commitment of Transactions in Multi-datacenter Environments.
(CIDR 2013)

[5] Low-Latency Multi-Datacenter Databases using Replicated Commits.
(VLDB 2013)

[4] Managing Geo-replicated Data in Multi-datacenters.
(Springer Databases in Networked Information Systems 2013)

[3] Serializability, not Serial: Concurrency Control and Availability in Multi-Datacenter Datastores.
(VLDB 2012)

[2] MAC-Layer Protocol for TCP Fairness in Wireless Mesh Networks.
(ICCC 2012)

[1] TMAC: Timestamp-ordered MAC for CSMA/CA Wireless Mesh Networks.
(ICCCN 2011)

[0] TMAC: Timestamp-Ordered MAC Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks.
(MS Thesis 2011)

contact

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


My bookshelf

News

[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.