Hello!

I am Azarias Reda, and this page was carried over from my graduate school years.

You can read my blog here or follow me on twitter @azarias

Summary
. ::::: Cheif Data Officer at GOP.
. ::::: Founder at Meritful, first in Ann Arbor, settled in Austin.
. ::::: I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in spring 2012. While at Michigan, I worked in the Software Systems Lab. My research interests include building systems with a broader and practical social impact. I worked on systems for challenged network environments, studying and designing systems that work well in the face of poor infrastructure and connectivity. This is particularly relevant to developing regions and emerging markets. I am also interested in macro technology policy as it applies to developing regions.
. ::::: You may reach me at azarias at umich period edu for anything related to academia.
. ::::: I like software. I received bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Business Administration. I have roots in this country. I read this, this and this blogs. I like this and this sport clubs.
Azarias Reda
News
. ::::: I finished my PhD spring 2012.
. ::::: Worked at LinkedIn SNA in Mountain View, CA in 2011.
. ::::: Taught at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
. ::::: Researched at MSR India in Bangalore, India.
. ::::: Received NSF GRFP fellowship.
Teaching
. ::::: Spring 2011: Computing for Development: Background and Tools
Research
. ::::: Metaphor: a System for Related Search Recommendations [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda, Yubin Park, Sam Shah, Mitul Tiwari and Christian Posse
The 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012)
. ::::: The Moving Cloud: Predictive Placement in the Wild [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda and Brian Noble
The 6th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR 2012)
. ::::: Social Networking in Developing Regions [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda, Sam Shah, Mitul Tiwari, Anita Lillie and Brian Noble
The 5th International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development (ICTD 2012)
. ::::: Tackling Vehicular Fraud in Ethiopia: from Technology to Business [abstract]
Azarias Reda, and Brian Noble
To appear in the the second annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2012)
. ::::: Towards Improved Web Acceleration: Leveraging the Personal Web [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda, Edward Cutrell and Brian Noble
The 5th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR 2011)

. ::::: Hyke: A Low-cost Remote Attendance Tracking System for Developing Regions [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda, Saurabh Panjwani and Edward Cutrell
The 5th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR 2011)

. ::::: MobLab: A Mobility Emulation Platform [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda and Brian Noble
The 5th ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization with MobiCom 2010

. ::::: Robit: An Extensible Auction-based Market Platform for Challenged Environments [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda, Quang Duong, Timur Alperovich, Brian Noble and Yidnekachew Haile
The 4th International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development (ICTD 2010)

. ::::: Intentional Networking: Opportunistic Exploitation of Mobile Network Diversity [abstract] [pdf]
Brett Higgins, Azarias Reda, Timur Alperovich, Jason Flinn, T.J. Giuli,Brian Noble and David Watson
The 16th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2010)

. ::::: Moving Clouds [pdf] (White Paper)
Brian Noble and Azarias Reda
NSF Workshop on Pervasive Computing at Scale (PeCS) 2010

. ::::: Distributing Private Data in Challenged Network Environments [abstract] [pdf]
Azarias Reda, Brian Noble and Yidnekachew Haile
The 19th International World Wide Web Conferenc (WWW 2010)

. ::::: Mobility and the Networking Stack [abstract] [pdf] [poster]
Azarias Reda and Brian Noble
The 7th Annual Microsoft Research Networking Summit (June 2009)

. ::::: The Case for Intentional Networking [abstract] [pdf]
Jason Flinn, T.J. Giuli, Brett Higgins, Brian Noble, Azarias Reda and David Watson
The Tenth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile 2009)

. ::::: Dsearch: Distributed search for a personal area network [abstract] [pdf]
Garrett Brown, Daniel Fabbri, Brett Higgins and Azarias Reda
University of Michigan Technical Report CSE-TR-549-08 (October 2008)

. ::::: Higher Education Policy in Developing Countries: India and Brazil [pdf] (Report)
Azarias Reda
University of Michigan 2009
. ::::: Fast Fourier Transforms [pdf] (Talk)
Azarias Reda
University of Michigan 2007
Downloads
. ::::: For your consumption: data and source code
Links
. ::::: Brian Noble (Advisor)
. ::::: Jason Flinn
. ::::: Daniel Fabbri
. ::::: David Meisner
. ::::: Quang Duong
. ::::: Brett Higgins
. ::::: EthioTrack Vehicle Car GPS Tracking Ethiopia