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 and systems engineering in a start-up (Cyan, Acquired by Ciena as BluePlanet), and 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 and the Chair of Computing Science Diversity Committee at School of Computing Science, and President of Academic Women at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

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 Wan.

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

Sep 7, 2022: I am teaching Data Communication & Networking
Aug 7, 2022: I am presenting our work on Specification and Scaffolding in PBL at ICER 2022 WIP
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July 11, 2022: I am presenting WG8 work on Cloud Education at 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: New Data Communicate & Networking Lectures on YouTube.
Jan 2021: I am teaching Data Communication & Networking & Web Systems Architecture.