GradImpact: Making Cloud Computing More Efficient, Reliable, and Secure

    You might call him a painter. His work does require a tremendous amount of creativity, and Masoud Moshref Javadi has been known to write on the walls to work out problems. But, his artistic endeavors involve computer networks, data traffic, and operating systems. Moshref Javadi, a PhD recipient in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, developed a network management system called DREAM (Dynamic Resource Allocation for Software-defined Measurement), which makes the future of cloud computing more efficient, reliable, and secure.


    In 2015, Moshref Javadi was one of only 15 PhD students across the U.S. awarded the prestigious Google PhD Fellowship, a two-year award created in 2009 to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exception work in computer sciences and related disciplines. Moshref Javadi grew up in Iran, and his interest in computers began in high school. He went on to earn a master’s degree in IT engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, the top engineering university in the country.


    “Writing (computer) programs involves creativity — like having a canvas for painting,” Moshref Javadi said. “You’re trying to create something.” To learn more about Masoud’s work, visit the University of Southern California website.






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