Waleed Reda

PhD student in Computer Science at KTH and UCLouvain

 wfhsr (at) kth.se
Isafjordsgatan 26, 16440 Kista Stockholm, Sweden

I’m a final year PhD student pursuing a joint degree at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and UCLouvain. On a high-level, my interests are mainly in distributed systems and networks. My research has led to the development of ultra low-latency distributed filesystems that use state-of-the-art storage and networking hardware (Assise, LineFS). My recent work explores how to turn commodity NICs into general-purpose processors to exploit their computational power.

I was previously supported by the EMJD-DC fellowship.


Feb 24, 2022 RezSort breaks the JouleSort 2021 world record!
Oct 26, 2021 LineFS awarded best paper at SOSP’21!
Jun 11, 2021 Can RDMA support arbitrarily-complex offloads? The answer is yes! RedN accepted at NSDI’22.
Aug 4, 2020 Assise accepted at OSDI’20.

Select publications

  1. NSDI
    RDMA is Turing complete, we just did not know it yet!
    Reda, Waleed, Canini, Marco, Kostić, Dejan, and Peter, Simon
    In 19th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI) 2022
  2. SOSP
    LineFS: Efficient SmartNIC Offload of a Distributed File System with Pipeline Parallelism
    Kim, Jongyul, Jang, Insu, Reda, Waleed, Im, Jaeseong, Canini, Marco, Kostić, Dejan, Kwon, Youngjin, Peter, Simon, and Witchel, Emmett
    In Proceedings of the ACM SIGOPS 28th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) 2021
  3. OSDI
    Assise: Performance and Availability via Client-local NVM in a Distributed File System
    Anderson, Thomas E, Canini, Marco, Kim, Jongyul, Kostić, Dejan, Kwon, Youngjin, Peter, Simon, Reda, Waleed*, Schuh, Henry N, and Witchel, Emmett
    In 14th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI) 2020
    * Lead student author
    Path Persistence in the Cloud: A Study of the Effects of Inter-Region Traffic Engineering in a Large Cloud Provider’s Network
    Reda, Waleed, Bogdanov, Kirill, Milolidakis, Alexandros, Ghasemirahni, Hamid, Chiesa, Marco, Maguire Jr, Gerald Q, and Kostić, Dejan
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review 2020
  5. EuroSys
    Rein: Taming Tail Latency in Key-Value Stores via Multiget Scheduling
    Reda, Waleed, Canini, Marco, Suresh, Lalith, Kostić, Dejan, and Braithwaite, Sean
    In Twelfth European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys) 2017