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ALI J. BEN ALI

* Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering
* Actively looking for academic and industry full-time job openings

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University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo), 2021
* Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering

City College of New York (CUNY City College), 2013
* M.S. Computer Science

Kuwait University, 2005
* B.S. Computer Science
* Minor in English Language and Literature

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I'm a recent Ph.D. graduate from the DRONES Lab at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. I worked under the supervision of Dr. Karthik Dantu. My research focus is on edge-assisted mobile systems. I mainly improved the performance and concurrency of Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (Visual-SLAM) systems on mobile devices through edge computing. I previously worked on a machine learning project to detect active device in-use across multiple personal devices using smart-watch sensors.

I'm actively looking for academic and industry full-time job openings.

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(MobiSys'20) Ali J. Ben Ali, Zakieh Sadat Hashemifar, and Karthik Dantu. 2020. Edge-SLAM: Edge-Assisted Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 325-337. [DOI] [Acceptance Rate 19.4%] [Project Page]

(EICS'19) Chang Min Park, Taeyeon Ki, Ali J. Ben Ali, Nikhil Sunil Pawar, Karthik Dantu, Steven Y. Ko, and Lukasz Ziarek. 2019. Gesto: Mapping UI Events to Gestures and Voice Commands. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 3, EICS, Article 5 (June 2019), 22 pages. [DOI] [Best Paper Honorable Mention Award] [Project Page]

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[February 2021] I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation.

[October 2020] Won third place in the ACM Graduate Student Research Competition (SRC) at MobiCom 2020 for our Edge-SLAM work.[September 2020] Our Edge-SLAM demo videos are online: [elevator pitch video] [long video].[July 2020] Our Edge-SLAM demo has been accepted to MobiCom 2020.

[June 2020] Edge-SLAM project page is online.[June 2020] Edge-SLAM paper, presentation video, and project repository are online: [paper] [presentation video] [GitHub repository].[March 2020] I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation proposal.

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