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Talal Riaz

About Me

I am a 4th year PhD student at the University of Iowa. My primary area of research is Distributed and Randomized Algorithms. My advisor is Dr. Sriram Pemmaraju , and I'm a part of the Algorithms Research group. Here is a link to my paper resume. My Erdős number is 3.

I am currently on a graduate college post comprehensive fellowship.

Education

  • 2013-2018

    PhD in Computer Science at The University of Iowa

    CGPA 3.85
    Relevant courses: Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Discrete Optimization, Stochastic Analysis, Distributed Systems

  • 2008-2012

    Bachelors of Science at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

    CGPA 3.50
    Major: Computer Science

Experiences

Technology for People Initiative (TPI)
2012 - 2013
Research Assistant
I developed a case analytics system using PHP and jQuery for district and sessions courts in Pakistan. The system was adopted, and implemented in all lower courts.
National University of Sciences and Technology
2013
Research Fellow
I coordinated with a team of pedagogists to develop interactive textbooks on Android to help with the education of non-school going children

Publications and Presentations

OPODIS
2016
Publication
Using Read-k Inequalities to Analyze a Distributed MIS Algorithm, Sriram Pemmaraju and Talal Riaz.
ACM PODC
2016
Publication
Brief Announcement: Using Read-k Inequalities to Analyze a Distributed MIS Algorithm, Sriram Pemmaraju and Talal Riaz. Conference Version Full Version Presentation

Contact

(319) five one two - two zero seven seven
talal{dash}riaz{at}uiowa{dot}edu
Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/talal-riaz-b1975559
Skype
talal.riaz

Programming Languages

Python
Java
C++
Matlab
Agda
PHP
Beginner
Proficient
Expert
Master

Skills

Hadoop
MapReduce
Spark
MySQL
CPLEX
Android
HTML
CSS
jQuery

Languages

English
Urdu
Pashto