I am Kishwar Ahmed, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electircal Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Toledo. My research interests include high performance computing (HPC) and cyber-physical systems. More specifically, I am interested in the energy-efficiency, sustainability, and security issues of large-scale computing systems.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida International University, under the supervision of Prof. Jason Liu. I also worked as a research aide at Argonne National Laboratory. I received my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University and Technology. I am honored to receive the NSF CRII award and the UofSC ASPIRE award.

Recent News

  • [01/2023] Our paper on HPC carbon-efficiency has been accepted in NetZero’23.

  • [11/2022] I gave an invited talk at UT Arlington CSE Seminar.

  • [10/2022] Our paper on HPC oversubscription has been accepted to appear in HPCA’23.

  • [09/2022] Our paper on heterogeneous computing teaching experience has been accepted in EduHPC’22.

  • [08/2022] I joined as an Assistant Professor in the EECS Department at The University of Toledo.

  • [03/2022] Our paper on microservice autoscaling has been accepted in HPDC’22.

  • [12/2021] I will serve in the technical program committee of ACM SIGSIM PADS’22.

  • [08/2021] I received the NSF CRII award.

Selected Publications (Full List)

  • Md Rajib Hossen, Kishwar Ahmed, Mohammad A. Islam, “Market Mechanism-Based User-in-the-Loop Scalable Power Oversubscription for HPC Systems,” at IEEE HPCA 2023.

  • Md Rajib Hossen, Mohammad A. Islam, Kishwar Ahmed, “Practical Efficient Microservice Autoscaling with QoS Assurance,” at ACM HPDC 2022. [paper]

  • Kishwar Ahmed, Jason Liu, and Xingfu Wu, “An Energy Efficient Demand-Response Model for High Performance Computing Systems,” at IEEE MASCOTS 2017. [paper]

  • Kishwar Ahmed, Mohammad Obaida, Jason Liu, Stephan Eidenbenz, Nandakishore Santhi, and Guillaume Chapuis, “An Integrated Interconnection Network Model for Large- Scale Performance Prediction,” at ACM SIGSIM PADS 2016. [paper]

  • Mohammad A. Islam, Kishwar Ahmed, Hong Xu, Nguyen H. Tran, Gang Quan, and Shaolei Ren, “Exploiting Spatio-Temporal Diversity for Water Saving in Geo-Distributed Data Centers,” at IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. [paper]

  • Kishwar Ahmed, Mohammad A. Islam, and Shaolei Ren, “A Contract Design Approach for Colocation Data Center Demand Response,” at IEEE/ACM ICCAD 2015. [paper]