About

Email: ouldooz [at] sfu [dot] ca
Office: SFU Surrey, SRYE 5103
Tel: 778.782.7585
Cell: 604.345.8442
Please find my latest CV, and Google Scholar.

I am a data and networks specialist with experiences in academia (SFU Computing Science), software engineering in a start-up (Cyan, Acquired by Ciena as BluePlanet), and systems engineering after acquisition by a large player in industry (Ciena), directing diversity in tech initiatives (AII4ALL), advocating diversity and inclusion (CSDC), and starting Novel Design and WiFier Network.

Currently, I am a Lecturer, a Rajan Family Scholar, the Chair of Computing Science Diversity Committee at School of Computing Science, and President of Academic Women at Simon Fraser University (SFU). I am part of Network Systems Lab (NMSL) and teach advanced (300 and 400 level) undergraduate and graduate (MPCS) courses on Data, Networks, Distributed Systems, Cloud, and Web Systems.

July 15, 2019 at SFU’s Big Data Hub: Starting Invent the Future (AI4ALL SFU) 2019 two-week program

Prior to joining SFU as a Lecturer, I was in the Solution Integration team (SE&I) at Ciena, serving as the prime on service virtualization switch (DNFVI, NFVO, disaggregation, and VNF solutions), presenting solutions and running PoCs for telcos and network service providers in North America, South American, Asia, and Europe.

I received my PhD in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University, advised by professor Jiangchuan Liu. My thesis was on Efficient Resource Utilization in Advanced Wireless Networks.

During my PhD studies I engaged in research collaborations with professor Jennifer Rexford (Princeton), professor Zongpeng Li (Calgary), and Chonggang Wang (InterDigital Communications). I also spent some time as an exchange researcher in Hong Kong PolyTechnic with professor Dan Wang.

I play violin. I hike and snowboard. I love reading, poems and literature, home renovation projects, watching live performances and movies, travelling, and expressing myself with making and enhancing.

Recent News

January 8, 2024: I am teaching Web Systems Architecture, and Distributed and Cloud Systems.
Sep 27, 2023: I am honored to receive Google Research exploreCSR 2023 Award.
Sep 21, 2023: I am honored to be appointed as a Rajan Family Scholar in Computing Science.

Sep 1, 2023: I am teaching Data Communication and Networking (Fall 2023).
July 10, 2023: I am presenting our poster titled “Effective Use of Open Educational Resources in Computer Science Education: A Query to Inform Open Textbook Development at ITiCSE 2023. Find the abstract here.
July 10, 2023: We are presenting the results of our Working Group’s collaboration on “Exploring Computing Science Programs’ Admission Procedures with a Diversity and Inclusion Lens during intensive work days at ITiCSE 2023. Find the abstract here.
June 7, 2023: We are holding MMSys 2023 in beautiful Vancouver.
May 15, 2023: I am honoured to join the panel discussing Building Capacity for Anti-Racist Pedagogy at SFU at the 2023 Symposium on Teaching and Learning.
May 4, 2023: I am presenting our work on Specification and Scaffolding in PBL at ACM WCCCE 2023. Please find the recording of my presentation here.
April 4, 2023: The early results of our work on Open Educational Resources is accepted as a poster titled “Effective Use of Open Educational Resources in Computer Science Education: A Query to Inform Open Textbook Development” at ACM ITiCSE 2023.
March 16, 2023: Our ACM ITiCSE 2023 Working Group on Diversity and Inclusion is featured by UBC.
Jan 5, 2023: I am teaching Distributed and Cloud Systems, and Web Systems Architecture
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Feb 6, 2023: Our Proposal on Diversity and Inclusion is accepted at ACM ITiCSE 2023 Working Groups.
Sep 7, 2022: I am teaching Data Communication & Networking.
Aug 7, 2022: I am presenting our work on Specification and Scaffolding in PBL at ACM ICER 2022 WIP
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July 11, 2022: I am presenting WG8 work on Cloud Education at ACM ITiCSE 2022.
Jan 2022: I am teaching Cloud & Network Security. New Course!
Sep 2021: I am teaching Distributed and Cloud Systems, and Web Systems Architecture.
July 2021: We started CS Diversity Committee Student Experiences Webinars.
June 2021: I was elected to serve as the president of Academic Women!
June 2021: Chris Kerslake will present our work on PBL at ACM ITiCSE 2021.
May 2021: Database Systems II Lectures on YouTube.
May 2021: I am teaching Database Systems II.
March 2021: Our work on PBL accepted to appear at ACM ITiCSE 2021.
Jan 2021: I am joining the first cohort of CEE Anti-Racist Pedagogy Program.

Jan 2021: New Data Communication & Networking Lectures on YouTube.
Jan 2021: I am teaching Data Communication & Networking & Web Systems Architecture.