Before joining UCD in 2018, I was a Postdoc at the Architecture of Information Systems Group (AIS) in Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), worked with Prof. Wil van der Aalst for about two years focusing on new process mining techniques that are able to deal with huge event logs. During 2014 and 2016, I worked as a Postdoc in the Knowledge-based System Group led by Prof. Markus Krötzsch at TU Dresden (Germany). I received my PhD degree from National University of Ireland Maynooth under the supervision of Prof. Tomas Ward in 2014. During my PhD, I was also a research assistant at IBM Research Dublin under the supervision of Prof. Georgios Theodoropoulos and Dr. Spyros Kotoulas.
My research focuses on performance optimization for parallel and distributed data applications and systems. Aside from this main focus on advancing network-aware query execution systems, I also have some collaborative projects in data analytics in IoT edge, blockchain-based process systems, GPU-based process mining, cloud resource management and distributed machine learning.