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Majd F. Sakr

Teaching Professor
Computer Science Department
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

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E-mail: msakr @ cs dot cmu dot edu

Address:
7006 Gates-Hillman Complex
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: +1-412-268-1161
Fax: +1-412-268-5576
Administrative Contact:
Angela Luck
Phone: +1-412-268-5483
Email: angieb @ cs dot cmu dot edu

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Publications

Sean Andrist, Micheline Ziadee, Halim Boukaram, Bilge Mutlu, and Majd Sakr, "Effects of Culture on the Credibility of Robot Speech: A Comparison between English and Arabic," 2015 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015), Portland, USA, March 2015.

M. Suhail Rehman, Jason Boles, Mohammad Hammoud and Majd F. Sakr, "A Cloud Computing Course: From Systems To Services," Proceedings of the 46th ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Conference (SIGCSE 2015), Kansas City, USA, March 2015.

F. Zhang, M. F. Sakr, "Performance Variations in Resource Scaling for MapReduce Applications on Private and Public Clouds," In Proceedings of The 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE Cloud 2014), Alaska, USA, June 2014.

Mohammad Hammoud and Majd F. Sakr, "Distributed Programming for the Cloud: Models, Challenges and Analytics Engines," Large Scale and Big Data: Processing and Management, (Book Chapter), CRC Press, June 2014.

Mohammad Hammoud and Majd F. Sakr, "Virtualizing Resources for the Cloud," Large Scale and Big Data: Processing and Management, (Book Chapter), CRC Press, June 2014.

Maha Salem, Micheline Ziadee, and Majd Sakr, "Marhaba, how may I help you? Effects of Politeness and Culture on Robot Acceptance and Anthropomorphization," 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014), Bielefeld, Germany, March 2014.

Fan Zhang and Majd F. Sakr, "Cluster-size Scaling and MapReduce Execution Times," In Proceedings of The International Conference on Cloud Computing and Science (CloudCom 2013), Bristol, UK, December 2013.

Maha Salem, Micheline Ziadee, and Majd Sakr, "Effects of Politeness and Interaction Context on Perception and Experience of HRI," The international Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2013), Bristol, UK, October, 2013.

Amna Alzeyara, Micheline Ziadee, and Majd Sakr, "Arabic Accented Facial Expressions for a 3D Agent," The international Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (iHAI 2013), Sapporo, Japan, August, 2013.

Mohammad Hammoud and Majd F. Sakr, "MC2: Map Concurrency Characterization for MapReduce on the Cloud," IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2013), Santa Clara, USA, June 2013.

Fan Zhang, Majd F. Sakr, "Dataset Scaling and MapReduce Performance", Workshop on Large-Scale Parallel Processing (LSPP'13) held at the 27th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Boston, USA, May, 2013.

Maxim Makatchev, Reid Simmons, Majd F. Sakr and Micheline Ziade, "Expressing Culture through Behaviors of a Robot Character",2013 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013), Tokyo, Japan, March 2013.

Amna Alzeyara, Majd Sakr, and Micheline Ziadee, "Identifying, implementing and recognizing Arabic accents in facial expressions for a cross-cultural robot," Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2012, CSOS3, Doha, Qatar, October, 2012.

Mohammad Hammoud, M. Suhail Rehman and Majd F. Sakr, "Center-of-Gravity Reduce Task Scheduling to Lower MapReduce Network Traffic" In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2012), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 2012.

"A Cross-cultural Corpus of Annotated Verbal and Nonverbal Behaviors in Receptionist Encounters," in Gaze in HRI From Modeling to Communication workshop at 7th ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Boston, USA, March, 2012.

Reid Simmons, Maxim Makatchev, Rachel Kirby, Min Kyung Lee, Imran Fanaswala, Brett Browning, Jodi Forlizzi, Majd F. Sakr, "Believable Robot Characters," AI Magazine, January 2012.

Mohammad Hammoud and Majd F. Sakr, "Locality-Aware Reduce Task Scheduling for MapReduce" In Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Science (CloudCom 2011), Athens, Greece, December 2011.

M. Suhail Rehman, Mohammad Hammoud, Majd F. Sakr, "VOtus: A Flexible And Scalable Monitoring Framework for Virtualized Clusters" (Poster Paper), In Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Science (CloudCom 2011), Athens, Greece, December 2011.

Amna Alzeyara, Majd Sakr, Imran Fanaswala, and Nawal Behih, "Realistic Face and Lip Expressions for a Bilingual Humanoid Robot," Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2011, CSOS2, Doha, Qatar, 2011.

Imran Fanaswala, Brett Browning, and Majd Sakr, "Meeting the Expectations of Arabic Users in HRI" in RSS 2011 Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction: Perspectives and Contributions to Robotics from the Human Sciences, Los Angeles, California, July, 2011.

M. Suhail Rehman and Majd F. Sakr, "Teaching the Cloud - Experiences in Designing and Teaching an Undergraduate-Level Course in Cloud Computing at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar," The International IEEE EDUCON - Engineering Education 2011, Amman Jordan, 2011.

Majd F. Sakr, Khaled A. Harras, and Mark J. Stehlik "Computer What?! Designing Outreach Activities to Introduce Computer Science to K-12 in Qatar," The International IEEE EDUCON - Engineering Education 2011, Amman Jordan, 2011.

Khaled A. Harras and Majd F. Sakr "CS: Culture Shock or Computer Science?," The International IEEE EDUCON - Engineering Education 2011, Amman Jordan, 2011.

Imran Fanaswala, Brett Browning, and Majd Sakr, "Interactional disparities in English and Arabic native speakers with a bi-lingual Robot receptionist" in Late-breaking report at Int. Conf. on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Lausanne, Switzerland, March, 2011.

Ameer Abdulsalam and Majd F. Sakr, "Bi-lingual Agent-guided Touch-screen Interface for Public Information Kiosks," 2011 IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, Dubai, UAE, February, 2011.

Majd F. Sakr, Suhail Rehman, Qutaibah Malluhi, Hussein Alnuweiri, Mazen Saghir, "Qloud: a cloud computing infrastructure for scientific applications," Qatar Foundation, Annual Research Forum 2010, Doha Qatar, December 2010.

M. Suhail Rehman and Majd F. Sakr, "Initial Findings for Provisioning Variation in Cloud Computing," The 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing, Indianapolis, USA, November, 2010.

Maxim Makatchev, Imran Fanaswala, Ameer Abdulsalam, Brett Browning, Wael Ghazzawi, Majd Sakr and Reid Simmons, "Dialogue Patterns of an Arabic Robot Receptionist," in Late-breaking report at Int. Conf. on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Osaka, Japan, March, 2010.

M.F. Sakr, S.P. Levitan, R. Bodik, D.M. Chiarulli, "Optimize, Target, Fetch and Execute: General Purpose Exectution of Multimedia Applications," in the SIGDA Ph.D. Forum at the Design Automation Conference, New Orleans, 2002.

Mihai Budiu, Majd Sakr, Kip Walker and Seth Copen Goldstein, "BitValue Inference: Detecting and Exploiting Narrow Bitwidth Computations," Proceedings of Euro-Par 2000 Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1900 by Springer Verlag June 2000.

M.F. Sakr, S.P. Levitan, C.L. Giles, D.M. Chiarulli, "Reconfigurable Processor Employing Optical Channels", in Optics in Computing '98, Pierre Chavel, David A. B. Miller, Hugo Thienpont, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 3490, pp. 564-7 (1998).

M.F. Sakr, S.P. Levitan, C.L. Giles, D.M. Chiarulli, "Reconfigurable Processor Architectures Exploiting High Bandwidth Optical Channels", Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on FPGAs for Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), April, 1998.
M.F. Sakr, S.P. Levitan, D.M. Chiarulli, B.G. Horne, C.L. Giles, "Predicting Multiprocessor Memory Access Patterns with Learning Models", Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), ed. D. Fisher, Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 305-312, July 1997.

M.F. Sakr, S.P. Levitan, D.M. Chiarulli, B.G. Horne, C.L. Giles, "Performance of On-Line Learning Methods in Predicting Multiprocessor Memory Access Patterns",Technical Report UMIACS-TR-96-59 and CS-TR-3676 Institute for Advanced Computational Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, September, 1996.

M.F. Sakr, C.L. Giles, S.P. Levitan, B.G. Horne, M. Maggini, D.M. Chiarulli, "On-Line Prediction of Multiprocessor Memory Access Patterns", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, pp. 1564, June (1996). Best Paper Award
M.F. Sakr, S.P. Levitan, C.L. Giles, D.M. Chiarulli, B.G. Horne, M. Maggini, "Predictive Control of Opto-Electronic Reconfigurable Interconnection Networks Using Neural Networks", 2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, (ed.) E. Schenfeld, pp. 326-335, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, October (1995).
Chiarulli, D.M.; Levitan, S.P.; Melhem, R.G.; Bidnurkar, M.; Ditmore, R.; Gravenstreter, G.; Zicheng Guo; Chungming Qiao; Sakr, M.F.; Teza, J.P., "Optoelectronic buses for high-performance computing," Proceedings of the IEEE , vol.82, no.11, pp.1701,1710, Nov 1994.



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Last modified August 2014