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About me:
I am currently doing a PhD at the University of Waterloo, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science under supervision of professor Ken Salem. I am a member of the Database Research Group and my current research interest is in effective use of modern hardware in database systems.

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   Email:pghodsnia [-at-]  uwaterloo [-dot-] ca
   Office: 3301 Davis Center
   Address: David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
200 University Ave. West 
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3G1
   Phone: +1 (519) 888-4567 x33263
   Fax: +1 (519) 885-1208
   Linkedin:Here
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We won the best student paper award! - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Our paper entitled "COCA Filters: Co-Occurrence Aware Bloom filters" won the best student paper award in the 18th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval in Pisa, Italy. This paper is a joint work with Kamran Tirdad, Ian Munro and Alejandro L√≥pez-Ortiz.
 

Data processing using GPUs - Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I have created a webpage including many useful resources about utilizing the computational power of GPUs in database and information retrieval.
I will keep updating this webpage regularly with relevant articles, links, training and informative videos. 
I hope this webpage will serve as a useful resource for those who are new to GPGPU and are willing to know more about its applications in data processing.
You can access this webpage from here.
 

My "Flash Gallery" is now up! - Friday, January 01, 2010

Take a look at some of my selected implementations with Flash in my new Flash Gallery.

Enjoy Phrase Counter, my latest flash-based gadget which counts the number of the occurences of the english phrases in different sites, as simple as clicking a button.

 

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