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CRA-W BECA Award 2011
BECA (Borg Early Career Award)
Alexandra (Sasha) Fedorova
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Simon Fraser University
Alexandra (Sasha) Fedorova is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Simon Fraser University. She earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2006 under Margo Seltzer. Sasha's mostly known for her research on operating system scheduling for multicore processors -- research which she started at Sun Microsystems Labs during her three-year internship. While at Sun Labs, she also co-developed the simulator for Sun's Niagara processor and participated in research on Hybrid Transactional Memory.
At SFU Sasha has co-founded the Systems, Networking and Architecture (SYNAR) research lab. Her present focus is on improving efficiency of multicore processors using software methods, be it OS algorithms, hypervisor policies or the language runtime. Sasha has more than 40 refereed publications, and gave more than 20 invited talks and appearances. She widely collaborates with industry, and her research is supported by (formerly) Sun Microsystems and now Oracle, Google, Research in Motion, ST Microelectronics, Intel, and Electronics Arts.
Sasha enjoys working with her team of 11 graduate students and participating in outreach activities women and minorities. She was a speaker at 4 career and technical workshops for women and minorities, a mentor in the Canadian Distributed Mentor Project and a participant in two ScienceAlive camps that introduced middle-school kids to technology.
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