Ramy E. Ali



About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, working with Prof. Salman Avestimehr. I currently work on distributed computing and secure machine learning. My research interests include distributed systems, information theory, machine learning and wireless communications.

Education

I received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA, in 2020. Before that, I received the M.Sc. degree in wireless communications from Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC), Nile University, Giza, Egypt, in 2014 and the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 2011. In my PhD, I studied the fundamental limits and developed code constructions based on erasure coding for strongly consistent key-value stores. In addition, I studied the latency-consistency trade-off of eventually consistent key-value stores.

Work Experience

  • Bell Labs, E2E Network & Service Automation (ENSA) group, IP Networking department, Murray Hill, NJ, hosted by Bilgehan Erman and Bruce Cilli, June 2019 - August 2019

  • Bell Labs, Algorithms, Analytics & Augmented Intelligence group, Math of Communications department, Crawford Hill, NJ, hosted by Carl Nuzman, June 2018 - August 2018

  • Bell Labs, Algorithms, Analytics & Augmented Intelligence group, Math of Communications department, Crawford Hill, NJ, hosted by Carl Nuzman, October 2017 - December 2017

  • Osram Sylvania (Siemens Business), Beverly, MA, May 2015 - July 2015

Awards

I was a recipient of the Young Innovators Award (YIA) in 2011, the Nile University Graduate Fellowship in 2011, the Pennsylvania State University Graduate Fellowship in 2015, the Newport Research Excellence Award in 2016 and the Unix 50 Presentation Award, Bell Labs in 2019.

Recent Talks

  • Scalable Routing with Deep Reinforcement Learning, October 2019, Bell Labs, NJ

  • Erasure-Coded Key-Value Stores with Side Information, August 2018, Bell Labs, NJ

  • Harnessing Correlations in Distributed Erasure-Coded Key-Value Stores, June 2016, the Algorithmic Coding Theory Workshop at ICERM, Brown University

  • A Pricing-Based Cooperative Spectrum Sharing Stackelberg Game, April 2013, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Giza, Egypt

Service

  • TPC Member for IEEE GLOBECOM 2020
  • TPC Member for IEEE WCNC 2021

Contact Information

University of Southern California
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
Los Angeles, CA 90089
E-mail: reali at usc dot edu