Shaurya Patel

I am a first year Ph.D. student at the Systopia Lab at University of British Columbia working with Prof. Alexandra Fedorova. My research interests lie in Operating systems, Architecture and Systems performance.

I completed my MS in CS at UMass Amherst where I worked at PLASMA and was advised by Prof. Emery Berger.

Prior to UMass I worked at Morgan Stanley and worked on improving performance of distributed applications. I completed my undergraduate from Nirma University in Ahmedabad.

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Research Interests

Operating systems, Architecture, Systems performance.


My research interests lie in the intersection of Operating systems and hardware. Specifically, I am interested in exploring how better abstractions can be created in Operating systems that can leverage new hardware to improve systems performance.

During my Masters I was a part of the PLASMA group and was advised by Emery Berger. My project explored how existing thread scheduling algorithms can be improved by using statistical techniques.

I also worked with Hui Guan at UMass. As a part of this project I proposed a new compression based memory management policy for ML training.

Professional Experience
Software Developer Intern

• Updated a cache library for indexing location data being used by multiple teams to reduce latency by upto 6% across multiple projects. • Added a feature to low-latency trades serving infrastructure at google to enable faster auctions of ads to be served by early rejection of 5% of total ads.

Senior Associate

• Optimized the scalability distributed trading platform. Used containerization, machine learning and improved load balancing. Successfully increased throughput by 300%. • Developed a distributed platform to calculate the fees for a given trade being processed using Gemfire. This increased efficiency of business processes by 200%.

Awards and Grants
  • OSDI and PLMW Student Grant, 2020
  • Morgan Stanley Global Tech Excellence award, 2018.
  • Morgan Stanley Outstanding delivery award, 2018.
  • Morgan Stanley Best Project award, 2018.
  • Regional mathematical Olympiad scholarship (3rd in city), 2009.
  • Outstanding Student of the year award, 2007.
Extra-Curriculars and Voluntary Work
President of CSI, Nirma

Responsible for leading a team of over 60 students in managing the club.

Core planning team, NUTech

Planned a technical symposium for over 5000 students.

Credits : Jon Barron for the template.