M. Bilal

Country hopping Ph.D. Student

About Me

I am a Ph.D student dealing with distributed systems and cloud computing. Currently I am doing my Ph.D in Distributed Computing at UCLouvain, Belgium and IST, Portugal. I am advised by Marco Canini and Rodrigo Rodrigues.
My research interests include but are not limited to Black-box optimization, Big data frameworks, large-scale distributed systems, cloud computing and machine learning.

Current Activities

  • Graph processing systems like Gelly and GraphX
  • Tensorflow and DNN
  • AWS Certification


  • Bachelors in Computer Engineering (2008-2012): COMSATS University, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Masters in Distributed Computing (2013-2015): UPC, Barcelona and KTH, Stockholm
  • Ph.D. in Distributed Computing (2015-present): UCLouvain, Belgium and IST, Portugal