Moustafa AbdelBaky was awarded the prestigiuos IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the third time in a row for his work providing cloud abstractions. This highly competitive award recognizes the student as well as the quality of the student's institution.
Moustafa is pursuing his Ph.D. under the guidance of ECE Professor Manish Parashar and is member of the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center. Moustafa's cloud computing research addresses infrastructure, platform, and software applications for science and engineering using hybrid infrastructure such as Blue Gene, Open Science Grid, Amazon EC2, Future Grid, and XSEDE.
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering (including cyber security, cloud, and mobile computing), electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics of massive scale data with uncertainty, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and natural language understanding), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME).