Semantic Scholar Information is Unreliable and FALSE!

The website is spreading wrong info about many scholars, their papers and their citations. Just try my name: www.semanticscholar.org/search?q=farshid%20farhat&sort=relevance www.semanticscholar.org/author/Farshid-Farhat/2052042 It was better to supervise/verify the info before making public on the web, otherwise shut it down! I’m totally disappointed with SemanticScholar!  

Maryam Mirzakhani, the mother who won Fields Medal

Unbelievable and heartbreaking! Our role model since elementary school dies at 40! I still remember the days I was struggling to learn her book written for young math lovers to prepare for math Olympiad. She was ahead of us as a senior but she passed all the elevation steps very fast, and soon she became […]

Skeleton Matching for Severe Weather Detection

Title: Skeleton Matching with Applications in Severe Weather Detection Authors: Mohammad Mahdi Kamani, Farshid Farhat, Stephen Wistar and James Z. Wang. Elsevier Journal: Applied Soft Computing, ~27 pages, May 2017. Abstract: Severe weather conditions cause an enormous amount of damages around the globe. Bow echo patterns in radar images are associated with a number of […]

Shape matching for automated bow echo detection

Abstract: Severe weather conditions cause enormous amount of damages around the globe. Bow echo patterns in radar images are associated with a number of these destructive thunderstorm conditions such as damaging winds, hail and tornadoes. They are detected manually by meteorologists. In this paper, we propose an automatic framework to detect these patterns with high […]

Aesthetic Rating for Photos

The developed engine gets the image and outputs a score showing the amount of the beauty inside the image! The code is also working on Android/iOS platform. The engine speed is good enough which makes it suitable for a real-time engine. The core computes aesthetic features from the image, and estimates the aesthetic score. To be continued […]

Chinese Academy of Sciences

From April 2016 to June 2016, I was a visiting researcher at Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. Thanks to all people who accompanied me during my visit. 1st row (standing): Hoho, Yu Huang, Hou Huang, Xikun, FeiFei, Zhang Pan, Shengluan 2nd row (seated): SM Zhang, Lu Ruqian, me, Ju Wang. frash 🙂

Stochastic Modeling and Optimization of Stragglers

Abstract: MapReduce framework is widely used to parallelize batch jobs since it exploits a high degree of multi-tasking to process them. However, it has been observed that when the number of servers increases, the map phase can take much longer than expected. This paper analytically shows that the stochastic behavior of the servers has a negative […]

Optimal Scheduling in Parallel Programming Frameworks

FORK-JOIN QUEUE MODELING AND OPTIMAL SCHEDULING IN PARALLEL PROGRAMMING FRAMEWORKS ABSTRACT MapReduce framework is widely used to parallelize batch jobs since it exploits a high degree of multi-tasking to process them. However, it has been observed that when the number of servers increases, the map phase can take much longer than expected. This thesis analytically […]

Towards Stochastically Optimizing Data Computing Flows

Abstract: With rapid growth in the amount of unstructured data produced by memory-intensive applications, large scale data analytics has recently attracted increasing interest. Processing, managing and analyzing this huge amount of data poses several challenges in cloud and data center computing domain. Especially, conventional frameworks for distributed data analytics are based on the assumption of […]