My recent work titled “Leader Election Using Loneliness Detection” is accepted for presentation at the 25th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC) in Rome, and in the journal Distributed Computing. Briefly, the work focuses on the ‘gap in the computational power’ in single-hop wireless systems when the information about message loss in the system is varied.
My latest work on a modeling framework for a special variant of failure detectors is accepted at the 31st Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing. A preprint of the submission is available [here].
I was in Tunisia in the second week of December in 2010. Just a week before the popular uprising ripped the political system apart and dethroned the dictator Ben Ali. I have tried to capture my visit as a photo essay of Tunisia just before the revolution. The essay is divided into multiple parts: Tunis, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, photographs from the subsharan desert near Tozeur, the nearby mountain oases, a salt lake, and a visit to the sets of the Phantom Menace.
I successfully defended my dissertation titled “A Prescription For Partial Synchrony” on January 21st, 2011. The dissertation was approved and accepted by the Thesis Office on February 2nd, 2011.