Computer science alumna earns IEEE dissertation award

Tayebeh BahreiniWayne State University alumna Tayebeh Bahreini received the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing. Bahreini defended her dissertation, “Resource Management in Edge Computing Systems,” in October to complete her Ph.D. studies in computer science.

Bahreini addressed challenges of resource distribution in mobile edge computing (MEC) and vehicular edge computing (VEC) systems. Among these hurdles are restricted capacity of edge nodes, inefficiency of resource allocation due to user mobility, and system lag stemming from long distances between cloud servers and end users.

She designed algorithms for MEC and VEC systems, aiming to improve energy consumption, operating cost, latency and reliability. The research in her dissertation has been published in numerous IEEE edge computing publications, symposia and conferences since 2017.

Bahreini, who joined IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center as a postdoctoral researcher in January, worked in the Parallel and Distributed Computing Lab at Wayne State University directed by Daniel Grosu, associate professor of computer science and Bahreini’s Ph.D. advisor. She was a finalist for the 2019 Edge Woman of the Year award from State of the Edge and Edge Computing World. She received a Best Poster Award at the sixth biennial Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC) conference in 2017, and the 2019 National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) Collegiate Award. Bahreini is also a past presenter at the CRA-Women Grad Cohort Workshop and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference.

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