I finished my Bachelors of Science in 2011, in Electrical Engineering at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I became a Ph.D. student in September 2011 at the University of California, Davis. I began my studies on communication systems and wireless sensor networks. In 2013, I became interested in distributed systems and parallel algorithms, and ever since I am working with Prof. John Owens on using Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for general-purpose parallel algorithms.
I have had a great opportunity to work with Prof. Owens on several exciting projects. My research interests are:
- GPGPU computing
- Parallel algorithms and data structures
- Distributed systems
- High performance computing
- Saman Ashkiani, Andrew Davidson, Ulrich Meyer, John D. Owens, GPU Multisplit, to appear on Proceedings of the 21st ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 2016)
- Saman Ashkiani, Anna Scaglione, Pulse Coupled Discrete Oscillators Dynamics for Network Scheduling, the 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton 2012)
- Saman Ashkiani, Massoud Babaie-Zadeh, Christian Jutten, Error Correction via Smoothed L0-norm recovery, Statistical Signal Processing workshop (SSP 2011)
- Andrea Rueetschi, Saman Ashkiani, Anna Scaglione, On Scheduling Without a Master Clock: Coupled Oscillator Time Division Multiplexing, 45th Asilomar Conference on Signal, Systems and Computers (Asilomar 2012)
- Saman Ashkiani, Anna Scaglione, Discrete Dithered Desynchronization, arXiv preprint arXiv:1210.2122, 2012.