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  • MS – Sharif University of Technology
  • BS – Amirkabir University of Technology

About Me

  • Hometown: Iran
  • Field of Study: Computer Systems
  • PhD Advisor: Peter Desnoyers


Mania Abdi is a PhD student in Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Peter Desnoyers. Abdi researches and improves the performance of data applications by caching data. Before joining Northeastern, Abdi worked as a system software engineer for seven years, focusing on device drivers and kernel module design. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science from Amirkabir University of Technology, and her Master’s of Science from Sharif University of Technology.

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I am PhD student in Khoury College under the supervision of Professor Peter Desnoyers. Before joining Northeastern, I was working for seven years as a system software engineer where I focused on device drivers and kernel module design.

What are your research interests?

My current research is focused on improving performance of big data applications by caching data. I am also working on designing a framework for SMR drives.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I would like to improve the storage performance and scalability for Data Centers.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

I think that in the near future, all computations will take place in the cloud and desktop PCs will be transformed to be user interfaces. Virtual operating systems will play a key roll.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I think the interesting thing is that the I/O bottleneck currently restricts the performance improvement of very large scale computations. My goal is to address this.