Get to Know Your Professor

As we near the Fall semester, ECE is announcing the “Get to Know…” series, which is meant to introduce incoming students to the people in ECE and learn more about the ongoing research and work happening in ECE!

Dr. Mohammad Shahrad is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC! Professor Shahrad’s research focuses on building resource-efficient cloud computing systems. He leads the UBC Cloud Infrastructure Research for Reliability, Usability, and Scalability (CIRRUS) lab. He has built novel scheduling schemes for different cloud workloads, modeled user-provider interactions to propose new pricing models, and built a new processor for efficient off-chip scalability of cloud workloads.

In this instalment, Professor Shahrad shares the course he will be teaching this fall, his research focus, and more!

Which course will you be teaching this semester?

The course that I’ll be teaching in the Fall is CPEN 221: Software Construction I

What interests you most about your research (cloud computing), and what drew you to this topic?

It is interdisciplinary, applied, and fast-moving.

Where is your favourite spot on campus?

The Neville Scarfe building, the southwestern corner (facing the Main Mall). The ivy on that wall has the most mesmerizing fall colours.

What is your favourite coffee/tea drink to order?

Rooibos tea

What is a fun fact about you that others might not know?

I am competitive at foosball.

Find out more about Assistant Professor Mohammad Shahrad’s research here!