Diman Zad Tootaghaj
- First Name: Diman, Last Name: Zad Tootaghaj
- Email: dxz149 AT cse.psu.edu, Phone # 814-777-2656 — Website: http://www.cse.psu.edu/~dxz149/
- Current Address: 208 Haffner Hall, White Course Apartments, University Park, PA, 16802.
- PhD, Computer Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA, since 2012, May 2018.
- MSC, Computer Science and Engineering
- The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA, since 2012, December 2015.
- MSC, Electrical Engineering, Communications
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, graduated in 2010, .
- BSC, Electrical Engineering, Communications
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, graduated in 2007.
- High School and Diploma and Secondary school
Center of Exceptional Talents in Mathematics and Physics, Zanjan, Iran, June 2003, GPA: 19.64/20 (A).
- NETWORKING: NS, OPNET, QUALNET, OMNET, TCL.
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Linux (UBUNTU), MAC OS, Windows.
- PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE: Windows mobile programming, python, C# (5 years), C (10 years), C++ (5 years), Visual C++ (5 years), Pascal (2 years), Java (1 year), python (2years).
- ARCHITECTURE SOFTWARE: SIMICS, CSIM, SHARPE, CotSon, AMD Simnow, Gem5.
- ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: MATLAB, Orcad, Protel, PSPICE, Quartus, MaxPlus, Microwave Office.
Awards, Recognitions and Scholarship
- Awarded College of Engineering Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.
- Developing Simulator for routing protocols of wireless Ad-hoc Networks: GTNS: Game-Theoretic Network Simulator. Implementing some routing protocols, booked as an invention, 2010.
- Ranked Top %1 in the Nationwide University of Iran Entrance Exam for M.SC., 2008.
- Ranked Top %1 in the Nationwide University of Iran Entrance Exam for B.SC., 2003.
- Computer Networks, Network Recovery after massive disruption
- Game-theoretic Approach in Routing Protocols, Multipath Routing Ad hoc/Sensor Protocols
- Approximate computing and probabilistic programming
- Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Parallel Computing
- Scheduling algorithms for multi-core systems, Data center architecture and performance analysis.
- Z. Tootaghaj, H. Khamforoosh, N. Bartolini, S. Ciavarella, S. Hayes, T. La Porta, Network Recovery from Massive Failures under Uncertain Knowledge of Damages, IFIP Networking 2017 (accepted paper).
- Farhat, D. Z. Tootaghaj, Yuxiong He, A. Sivasubramaniam, M. T. Kandemir, C. R. Das, Stochastic Modeling and Optimization of Straggling Mappers, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2016.
- Z. Tootaghaj, F. Farhat, M. Arjomand, P. Faraboschi, M. T. Kandemir, A. Sivasubramaniam, C. R. Das, “Evaluating the Combined Impact of Datacenter Architecture and Cloud Workload Characteristics on Performance, Network Traffic and Cost,” IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC) 2015.
- Farhat, D. Z. Tootaghaj, A. Sivasubramaniam, M. T. Kandemir, C. R. Das, Modeling and Optimization of Straggling Mappers.Technical Report CSE-14-006, Pennsylvania State University.
- Z. Tootaghaj, F. Farhat, M. R. Pakravan, M. R. Aref, “Risk of Attack Coefficient Effect on Availability of Ad-hoc Networks,” IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference RSW, 2011.
- Z. Tootaghaj, F. Farhat, M. R. Pakravan, M. R. Aref, “Game-Theoretic Approach to Mitigate Packet Dropping in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks,” IEEE CCNS RSW, 2011.
- A. Kashiha, D. Z. Tootaghaj, “Partial Discharge Source Classification and De-Noising in Rotating Machines using Discrete Wavelet Transform and Directional Coupling Capacitors”, IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition: Asia and Pacific, 2009.
- Z. Tootaghaj, A. Sampson, T. Mytkowicz, K. S. McKinley, High Five: Gesture recognition by embracing the uncertainty. IUI 2016.
- Z. Tootaghaj, T. He, Priceless Tomography: A Low Cost Path Selection Approach for Network Monitoring, IMC 2017.
- Z. Tootaghaj, N. Bartolini, H. Khamforoosh, T. La Porta, Controlling Cascaded Failures in Interdependent Networks by Embracing the Uncertainty , SRDS 2017.
- Farhat, D. Z. Tootaghaj, M. Arjomand. Towards Optimizing Data Computing Flow in the Cloud.
- Zad Tootaghaj, F. Farhat. CAGE: A Contention-Aware GamE-theoretic programming model for heterogeneous resources.
- Z. Tootaghaj, H. Khamfroush, N. Bartolini, S. Ciavarella, S. Hayes, T. La Porta, Behind the gray area, Network Recovery by embracing the uncertainty. INFOCOM 2016.
- Microsoft Research Internship: Working on Uncertain<T> probabilistic programming language for gesture recognition in Windows Mobile applications, 2015.
- Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC), Tehran, Iran, working as a researcher, Information and Communication Technology Department (ICT), 2010-2011.
- Information Systems and Security Lab (ISSL), Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, 2011.
- Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran: working as a researcher in communication department, Network Control and Management Faculty, 2007-2008.
- Optical Network Lab, Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, 2006-2007.
- Instructor: CMPSC 473, Operating Systems, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Fall 2015.
- TA, Operating Systems: Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.
- Advanced Communication Networks, Dr. Pakravan, Department of Electrical Engineering, Spring 2010.
- Numerical Optimization, Dr. Babaeezadeh, Department of Electrical Engineering, Fall 2009.
- Game Theory, Dr. Fatemi, Graduate School of Management and Economics, as volunteer, Fall 2009.
- Computer Architecture, Prof. Narayanan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2012.
- Advanced Operating System Design, Prof. Sivasubramaniam, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2013.
- Advanced Cryptography, Dr. Salmasizadeh, Department of Electrical Engineering, Spring 2010.
Research Experiences and Projects
- Performance evaluation of Mini applications on Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors, multi-core programming, Spring 2014.
- Parallel file server, advanced operating systems design, Prof. Sivasubramaniam, Fall 2013.
- Designing user-level pthread library, Operating system design, Prof. Urgaonkar, Spring 2012.
- Sc. Thesis: Analysis of Routing Misbehavior in Ad Hoc Networks, Under Supervision of Prof. M. R. Aref, 2010.
- Sc. Thesis: Analysis of Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation algorithms in Fiber to the Home, Under Supervision of Prof. J. A. Salehi, 2004-2005.
- Designing Game-Theoretic Network Simulator (GTNS), Since 2009.
- Design and manufacturing an advanced PDA (Partial Discharge Analyzer) for verifying insulation of high voltage motors and generators, National Project in Power Ministry, NRI (Niroo Research Institute), 2007-2008.
- Thomas La Porta, Advisor, Pennsylvania State University.
- Novella Bartolini, Computer Science Department of Sapienza University of Rome.
- Ting He, Pennsylvania State University.
- Kathryn S. McKinley, Manager, Google, Mountain view.
- Todd Mytkowicz , Mentor, Microsoft Research, Redmond.
- Mohammad Reza Aref, Supervisor.
- Associate Prof. Mohammad Reza Pakravan, Co-Advisor.
- Kurdish (Native Language)
- Persian (National Language)