Hello, my name is Akram Daruki, but I go by Samira. I am a second-year Ph.D. student in School of Computing at the University of Utah. I work under supervision of
Suresh Venkatasubramanian. My research interest is mainly on Algorithms and Computational Geometry, especially Designing Algorithms under Uncertainity.
Before joining here, I did my Bachelor on Computer Science at Sharif University of Technology in Iran, where I had Dr. Ebadollah S. Mahmoodian as my advisor.
As my B.S. thesis, I worked on Algorithms on Massive Graphs and Complex Networks as a research assistant at Digital Media Lab. I also did a long-term research internship for two years during my undergraduate at Electronic Research Institute hosted by
Dr. Taraneh Eghlidos, where I worked on Cryptographic Algorithms and Design Methods for Stream Ciphers as a part of
eStream Project. (Technical Reports are available in Persian)
I have broad interests in theoretical computer science and besides my research, I'm very intersted in problem solving on different topics of computer science, such as: Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Computational Geometry, Randomized Algorithms, Approximation Algorithms, Combinatorial Algorithms and Optimization
(that mainly originates from my different experiences of participating in national competitions in Mathematics and Informatics as student at my country, Iran).
Along with my theoretical intersets and background, I'm also open to work on interesting problems which have their motivation coming from the real world applications, especially I'm interested in Theoretical Foundations of Massive Data Analysis. Currently, I'm a graduate member of
Data Group at University of Utah.
Recently I attended The Women in Theory (WIT) Workshop at Princeton University, where I could meet lots of
female researchers on Theoretical Computer Science from different Schools. You can find an in detailed post on technical and non-technical events during the workshop at my advisor's blog: 1,
I also had a short talk in the rump session based on my current work joint with Jeff M Phillips and Amirali Abdullah.
Slides for my talk is available here. I also got travel grant for attending Grace Hopper 2012 Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore, MD.
Range Counting Coresets for Uncertain Data.
(with Amirali Abdullah and Dr. Jeff Phillips.)
29th Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG). June 2013(To Appear)
At University of Utah
- Fall 2012: Guest Lecturer at Suresh Venkatasubramanian’s graduate course “Advanced Algorithms : Randomized and Approximation Algorithms”
At Sharif University of Technology
- Fall 2009: Operating Systems
- Spring 2009: Designing Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics
- Fall 2008: Digital Logic and Computer Organization
- Summer 2006,2007: Totur for Introduction to Algorithms and Graph Thoery
Algorithms and Thoery Lab:
I'm very delighted to be a member of Algorithms and Theory Lab at University of Utah and working with this wonderful group:
Thanks for visiting my webpage, I'll try to come back soon with more information about myself!