Dr. Alexandra Fedorova

Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC
Associate Member, Computer Science, UBC
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Consultant, MongoDB

I am part of Systopia: the systems group at UBC.


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I received my PhD from Harvard in 2006, where I had an honor to work under the supervision of Margo Seltzer on my thesis Operating System Scheduling for Multicore Processors. During my PhD I interned at Sun Microsystems Labs, where I contributed to development of the Niagara processor simulator and experimented with adopting transactional memory in real applications. Between 2006 and 2015 I was an Assistant and then Associate professor at the School of Computing Science at SFU. I joined the ECE department at the University of British Columbia in 2015. My research focuses broadly on systems, and I am especially interested in memory management and solving the "memory wall" problem. I am a recipient of the Anita Borg Early Career award and of the Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship.

In my day-to-day life, I measure and hack operating systems and databases, converse with my grad students and consult for MongoDB. When I am not doing that, I dance ballet, bake bread, and explore the world with my husband and daughters.

The image on the left (visible with the desktop version of the site) was taken at the top of the West Lake cross-country trail on Cypress Mountain, BC.


Dr. Alexandra Fedorova
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4,

Office: Kaiser 4113
Phone: +1 (604) 822-0615
Fax: +1 (604) 822-5949