|amahmou2 "AT" illinois.edu|
|Degree Goal||PhD. Computer Science, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign. May 2019|
B.S.E. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University. June 2013
Certificate in Applications of Computing, Princeton University. June 2013
|Campus Address||4111 Thomas M. Siebel Center
for Computer Science
201 N. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL 61801
My primary research interests are in computer architecture, approximate computing, reliability, and heterogeneous computing. I am also broadly interested in operating systems, compilers, security (both hardware and software), and neuromorphic processessing.
I obtained my Bachelors in Science and Engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department at Princeton University. During my undergraduate career, I had the privilege of doing research with Professor Paul Prucnal on spiking photonic neurons; I did research with Professor Sharad Malik on firewall verification; and I wrote my senior thesis under the guidance of Professor David Wentzlaff on a novel data center architecture. Upon graduation, I was the recipient of the John Ogden Bigelow Jr. Prize in Electrical Engineering.
Please e-mail me if you would like a PDF copy of my CV.
August 2013 - present
University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign
Research Assistant - Computer Science Department
Since many applications can be deemed approximate by nature, reliability overheads can be greatly reduced by allowing for approximation in the results. My current research aims to formalize and study the effect of approximation on programs, so as to exploit it in the reliability domain.
Coursework: Compiler Construction, Parallel Programming Techniques, Parallel Computer Architecture, Heterogeneous Computing, Advanced Operating Systems.
Radha Venkatagiri, Abdulrahman Mahmoud, Sarita Adve, "Towards more Precision in Approximate Computing," WAX, The 2016 Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the Stack, 2016. [pdf]
Awards and Honors
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students for Fall 2015 (Campus Award). Fall 2015.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant (CS Award). Fall 2015.
CS 233 Teaching Assistant: Computer Architecture. Fall 2015.
June 2013 - August 2013
Software Architect (intern)
Worked on designing a flexible, generic framework that can encompass multiple platforms for a remote modem. Practiced good, scalable programming to ensure future-proofing the code, as well as designing a scalable infrastructure for the company to use. Company code is now being ported to use this infrastructure.
September 2009 - June 2013
B.S.E. Electrical Engineering
Senior Thesis: "Parallel Architecture Optimization for Threaded Applications". Written under the supervision of Professor David Wentzlaff.
Shuyuan Zhang, Abdulrahman Mahmoud, Sharad Malik, Sanjai Narain, "Verfication and Synthesis of FIrewalls Using SAT and QBF," icnp, pp.1-6, 2012 20th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2012. [pdf]
"Photonic Implementation of Bio-Inspired Jamming Avoidance Response Architecture," for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) 2011 REU.
Awards and Honors
John Ogden Bigelow Jr. Prize in Electrical Engineering ($3,000).
Friedland Senior Thesis Fund for Senior Thesis Research ($850).
SEAS McCracken Senior Thesis Fund for Senior Thesis Research ($1,850).
Friedland Independent Work for Junior Undergrad Research ($1,135).
Accenture SEAS Senior Thesis Fund for Junior Undergrad Research ($2,000).
Undergraduate Lab TA for ELE302: System Design and Analysis. Spring 2013.
Undergraduate Lab TA for ELE206: Introduction to Logic Design. Fall 2012.
General Undergraduate Computer Science Lab TA. Fall 2011 - Fall 2013.
Relevant Coursework: Computer Architecture, Logic Design, System Design and Analysis, Operating Systems, VLSI Design, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks, Algorithms and Data Structures, Advanced Programming Techniques.
Technical: Java, C, C++, Charm++, Matlab, Bash, Python, AWK, Verilog. Well versed in the use of Linux OS, including Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, and Gentoo. Familiar with GEM5 simulator.
Web Design: Dreamweaver, HTML, Drupal, Django.
Other: Machine Shop certified. Fluent in English and Arabic.
E-mail: amahmou2 "AT" illinois.edu