Professor and Director, Data Management Research Lab (DaMRL)
Janki Bhimani’s primary research focus revolves around Flash-Based Storage Systems, Big Data Processing, Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and Parallel and Distributed Computing. Her research interest also includes Performance Modeling, Resource Management, and Capacity Planning for various emerging inter-disciplinary research domains. With her extraordinary expertise and extensive experience in the field of new emerging flash-based storage systems and devices, she has made significant contributions to the data storage management community. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Research Award of 2019 from Northeastern University. She also received Best Paper Awards from flagship conferences. Her work is published in highly selective conferences and journals. She is also the main inventor of top graded patents. Hand-in-hand with her research, she is very passionate about teaching and mentoring. Prior to joining at Florida International University, she previously served Northeastern University as an instructor. She also closely worked with research scientists at Samsung Semiconductor Research Labs towards evolving flash-based SSDs. In her free time, Janki is a creative visual artist. Far from home, amidst nature, she finds her inspiration to paint. She enjoys understanding the impact of art on human psychology, and she can painterly bring motivation, healing, and encouragement through the canvas.
MANOJ PRAVAKAR SAHA
Manoj P. Saha is a Ph.D. Candidate working with Prof. Janki Bhimani at Florida International University in Data Management Reserach Lab (DaMRL). His research focuses on flash-based storage systems, data management, and scalable systems. He is currently working on emerging Key-Value SSD technology. Prior to joining DaMRL, he earned a master’s in Computer Science from The University of Texas at El Paso, an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Business Administration at the University of Dhaka, and a BS in Electronics and Telecommunication from North South University. He has worked in telecommunications, digital media and marketing industries for seven years.
Daniel Carlson is a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Janki Bhimani at Florida International University in Data Management Reserach Lab (DaMRL). He graduated with B.S. in Computer Science at Florida International University in 2022. He was awarded Outstanding Student Award 2022 by KFSCIS, FIU. His research interests include efficient memory management on tiered and disaggregated memory systems, distributed deep learning, and cloud computing.
Ali Bin Omer Qureshi
Ali Bin Omer Qureshi is currently pursuing Master’s degree in Computer Science from Florida International University, with Professor Janki Bhimani as his MS Thesis Advisor. Ali successfully completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science Engineering in Hyderabad. His research interest spans various domains, with a particular focus on cloud computing, memory optimization, and storage systems, among other areas of interest. Beyond his academic endeavors, he has a profound passion for working with data and finds joy in the creative process of developing applications.
Gabriel Zavala is a dedicated Computer Science student at Florida International University, poised for graduation in December 2023 with a GPA of 3.45. He has honed his skills in various programming languages like Java, Python, C, C#, and SQL, as well as in technologies such as Git, Linux, and MongoDB.
Throughout his internship at Dell Technologies, Gabriel made a direct impact by improving tech note publishing times and mitigating user-reported bugs. His coursework has encompassed a wide array of subjects, ranging from machine learning and software engineering to artificial intelligence, which has bestowed him with a robust educational foundation.
Adnan Maruf graduated with Ph.D. in computer science at Florida International University (FIU), Miami in 2023 and joined Missouri State University as Tenure Track Assistant Professor. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Bangladesh. His research interests are storage systems, persistent memory, Key-Value SSD, system reliability, and distributed systems. Before joining the Ph.D. program at FIU, he worked as Sr. Software Engineer at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangladesh for three years.
Ashikee Ghosh graduated with M.S. in computer science at Florida International University (FIU), Miami in 2022 and joined Amazon as Software Engineer. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). His research interests are systems for machine learning, persistent memory, storage systems, and distributed systems. Before joining the Ph.D. program at FIU, he worked as Software Engineer at Reve Systems Ltd, Bangladesh for three years and as Software Engineer Intern at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangladesh.
Natalia Valencia graduate with B.S. in Computer Science at Florida International University as started her Ph.D. Prior to that, she had earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a focus on Continental Philosophy and Postcolonial Theory. Her research interests include parallel computing, storage systems, and key valued SSDs
Sashri Brahmakshatriya graduated with B.A. in Computer Science at Florida International University. Prior to that, he was seeking experience gathering opportunities and was fortunate enough to learn of DaMRL so early in his college career. His research interests include hardware benchmarking, memory optimization, and data storage systems.
ARIS DUANI ROJAS
Aris Duani Rojas graduated with B.S. in Computer Science at Florida International University and continued with this Ph.D. His research interests include persistent memory, storage systems, multi-stream SSDs, and key-value SSDs.
Christopher Meadows graduated with B.S in Information Technology program at Florida International University. He received his Associate in Arts from Miami Dade College in Computer Information Systems in 2019. His research interests include networking, computer security, automation, and cloud-based storage solutions. In his free time, he enjoys designing 3D printed projects and experimenting on his home lab.