Feras Awaysheh Mahmoud (فراس العوايشة-ابو الناجي)



I obtained a BSc in Software Engineering from Al Balqa 'Applied University (BAU), Jordan in 2008 and MSc Degree from New York Institute of Technology (NYiT) With Honor at 2010. Majoring in Computer Networks and Information Security.

Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain. At CiTiUS research center, under the supervision of Dr. José C. Cabaleiro and Dr. Thomas F. Péna. Working on Large-scale distributed systems, i.e., modeling, designing and optimizing platforms for Big Data frameworks across multiple hardware deployment architectures and environments. These environments mainly comprise On-premise and Cloud-based Clusters. While it also includes Grid Computing, HPC, and Decentralized (P2P and Embedded) paradigms as well.

My main research interests, however, cover related technologies and include Big Data management in general. As in dynamic resource allocation, resource provisioning on-demand, optimizing the performance and QoS methods, developing fault tolerance techniques, improving system utilization, enhancing security aspects and implementing financially-effective solutions. Also, my main lines of interest include the development of applications and middleware for scheduling (data and computing-intensive) workloads, such as Yarn MapReduce and Apache Hadoop ecosystem. Besides, Linux containers technology (e.g., Docker lightweight virtualization), container-based clusters and Data Center's infrastructure and security optimization methods. Recently, I saw many research opportunities in processing complex data aggregated from heterogeneous embedded systems and network sensors, e.g., smart environments (IoT) on the edge of the network, rather than traditional centralized models. 

Apart from that, I recognize myself as an outgoing person. My hobbies include mountain hiking, scuba diving, and rock climbing. These activities helped me understand better how to face critical situations, where I need to be advanced with unflinching determination. It also taught me that to reach higher peaks; I needed to follow my heart sometimes and considered all the paths to the top.


E-mail: feras.awaysheh [at] usc.es
Espazo: Laboratorio S3
Teléfono: +34 8818 16395